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Sizes for Table Runners

Sizes for Table Runners by Madyln van der Hoogt

Table runners are such an ideal project for a weaver (they are rectangular, require little finishing, are wonderful in any pattern weave, use commercially available yarns, present a great palette for color, etc.) that more thought goes into color, pattern, and yarn than into precise measurements.

Most of my table runners have really been woven because I wanted to try a particular weave structure or pattern and they only became table runners because they already looked like table runners when they came off the loom. (And you can never have too many table runners, putting them almost anywhere in the house.) (And you can call any rectangle a table runner.)

However, there are some reasons to care about table runner size. If you are planning one for a particular dining table (as is your situation), then there is one question Iíd ask. Do you want the runner to remain in place when people are eating at the table? In that case, you would want to leave room beyond the runner for place settings. Iím thinking that would mean an area 12-14″ between the runner and the edges of the table.

In the diagram below, Iíve guessed at the possible size of a runner allowing 13″ around the table runner.

You can view a larger version of this table HERE .

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