Once the tree is decorated , it's time to turn your attention to another area of the house that's always in need of a little holiday flavor: the kitchen table . After all, a table runner makes a great centerpiece for your family's holiday meal. These patterns stitch up quick, so you can make 'em in a weekend and have them done well before the big day.
1. Christmas Tree Table Runner
This pretty Christmas pattern makes a great accent piece thanks to rounded corners, bias cut binding and foundation piecing to make those cute trees.
2. Gingerbread Christmas Table Runner
Appliqué a sweet gingerbread house table runner with candy canes and gumdrop trees. The fusible appliqué makes this project come together quickly, so once you finish it with free-motion quilting you have the perfect table topper (or wall hanging).
3. Poinsettia Table Runner
Put your Christmas fabric to good use and stitch the iconic plant of the holidays. This pattern comes with detailed cutting instructions (making it totally beginner-friendly) and three different ways to finish the ends — make one to match your poinsettia cupcakes !
4. Christmas Present Runner
This table runner comes together with simple present blocks. It's easy and oh-so-cute, so you can stitch a bunch and give 'em as gifts to your loved ones.
5. Ding Dong Merrily Table Runner
Jelly rolls are key when making this French braid design. The runner gets its name from delicate embroidery down the borders (the first two lines of "Ding Dong Merrily on High"), and if you're feeling extra creative you could even include lyrics from your favorite Christmas song.
6. Christmas Holly Table Runner
Deck your table with quilted holly! This runner easily comes together with charm squares , and the applique and rickrack details really make it pop.
7. Two Festive Runners
8. Christmas Candles Table Runner
Give your table an extra cozy vibe with glowing Christmas candles in your design. It makes for easy piecing, and you can even finish it off with 3D button embellishments on the holly.
9. Strippy Christmas Runner
Strip piecing helps this beginner-friendly quilted table runner come together lickety split. You'll love stitching it so much, you can change up the color palette post-Christmas and make one for every holiday.
10. Stained Glass Table Runner
Grab the scraps of holiday fabric left over from your Christmas quilt — this quilt makes use of them in a gorgeous way, and is reminiscent of beautifully stained glass.
11. Jingle Goose Table Runner
Photo via Bluprint member Jeli Quilts
12. Merry and Bright Ornament Table Runner
Add a little jingle to your table with a bright and cheery holiday ornament design. The table topper features simple piecing and appliqué, and you even get a free pattern for a matching tea towel.
Photo via Bluprint member Kimberbell Designs