25+ Beautiful Table Runner Patterns – All Free


Looking for free table runner patterns? I gathered up all my favorites in one place – here are free sewing patterns for table runners for fall, winter, spring and summer!

free table runner patterns to sew

It’s just about time to gather my family around the table to enjoy a homemade meal – but I’d so much rather think about sewing than cooking! So I’m going to sew a beautiful table runner and order the food – just kidding!

Create your own look that will match any holiday season with one of these beautiful table runner patterns… you won’t believe how quickly they come together. Each one of these table runner tutorials includes downloadable templates (if needed) and step by step instructions. If you are looking for a Christmas table runner, keep scrolling until you come to that section. A handmade table runner can also make a wonderful housewarming or holiday gift. I hope you can enhance your home decor with a beautiful handmade table runner this year! You might like these projects too:

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    Need a fast and easy tutorial? Try my 5 Minute Table Runner pattern. You’ll need just one yard of fabric, some matching trim (optional) and thread. It’s magic! 

    diy happy turkey table runner

    Sew up this adorable quilted Happy Turkey Table Runner just in time for Thanksgiving dinner! The applique templates for this quilted table runner pattern are free. He will add some pizzazz to your table for sure.

    quilted table runner with half square triangles flying geese

    My Modern Table Runner with half square triangles is like a small quilt pattern – put some chic flying geese-like designs on your table. Table runners like this one are perfect for using leftover fabric from quilts you may be working on.

    patchwork pumpkin table runner

    Here’s a cute fall table runner pattern with pumpkins! This patchwork design perfect for a beginner who wants to learn new techniques. 

    I love to use table runners this size to practice my machine quilting designs. They are easy to quilt no matter what size sewing machine you have.

    thanksgiving table runner pattern

    Decorate your fall table with another Pumpkin Table Runner. I love how she used fabric with pumkins and then pieced darling pumpkin quilt blocks.

    My Autumn Leaves Fall Table Runner includes free downloadable templates and detailed instructions for applique. There is even a short video showing you my technique!

    easy to sew table runner pattern

    The Skinny Simple Table Runner is a great way to use up scraps. You can keep going and make it as long as you want.

    My Wild Poppy Applique Table Runner can also be a beautiful wall hanging for any time of year. If you like, leave plenty of white space around the applique design so  you can practice your quilting.

    no-sew burlap table runner with tassels

    Looking to use a different fabric? This Burlap Table Runner will give your dining room table a rustic yet sophisticated vibe.


    Make this Reversible Table Runner in two different themes so you have one for fall and one for winter. It’s a great design that you can adapt for almost any occasion.

    Table Runner Patterns with Traditional Quilt Designs

    colorful patchwork table runner

    Make your own Gorgeous Multicolored Table Runner to put a rainbow of cheer on your table. Notice how she layed out the squares to gradually move through each color? 

    This cute geometric runner is an easy use for hexagons! There is no hand-sewing here, I love how you can sew it entirely with your sewing machine.

    modern table runner pattern

    Dessert First! is another modern table topper pattern from the Tatooed Quilter. His color palette is black and white with a touch of gold. Isn’t it gorgeous? This would make a great gift for a housewarming party!


    The French braid table runner is another beautiful classic quilted design for fall, spring, or anytime.

    This Joyous Home Fall Charm Table Runner will look beautiful in your home! It uses a single charm pack (pre-cut bundle of 5” square fabric pieces). The hand embroidery adds a special touch.

    How clever is this DIY Tape Measure Table Runner? I wouldn’t try to measure with it, though!


    The Bursting Buds Table Runner is perfect for your spring or Easter Table!

    free quilt patterns for table runners

    Love this Folk Modern Runner! The beautiful design is fat quarter friendly and could easily be broken up to make a set of placemats.


    Here’s a beautiful handmade table runner sewn from hexagons.  Hand piecing projects like this are perfect for taking on the go with a small sewing kit. You’ll never be bored and have beautiful projects like this to show for it.

    Christmas Table Runner Patterns

    This Gnome Table Runner can be perfect for any season – he’ll make your grumpiest guests smile. When it’s time to eat, I move him from the dinner table to our coffee table so we can always have him around.

    This 3D Pretty Christmas Table Topper is another fabulous show stopper. The Poinsettia blossoms are so pretty, they could be real!


    Melissa’s Merry & Cheer Table Runner is so cute with fabric stripes and applique. This easy Christmas project uses pre-cut fabric strips too!


    Make this easy table runner using scraps. She used Christmas fabrics, but the foundation piecing technique can be used to make a beautiful runner for any time. I used this tutorial to make a long runner to place on the back of our piano to protect it from dust and scratches.


    Don’t miss the Joy Noel Table Runner Pattern… she makes it in a Christmas theme, but I think it would look gorgeous in spring colors or patriotic fabrics too!

    Table Runner Patterns for Other Holidays


    The Charming Gathered Runner pattern is perfect for a romantic Valentines dinner!


    How about shamrocks? Your St. Patricks themed table runner will bring the luck of the Irish!


    Here’s another watermelon table runner for summer-themed fun!

    As always, I love to see your sewing projects using my free patterns and tutorials. Please post a picture to Instagram and tag me @sewcanshe so I can take a look! 

    Happy Sewing!

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    1. Bonnie Thiem says:

      Quite a few of these tablerunners lead you to quilt websites that made you join their newsletters to get the patterns. I don’t like having to join something to get a "free" pattern. I love your website and pattrns. Keep up the great work. Also the Shamrock tablerunner lead you to a Christmas tablerunner.

      1. Hi Bonnie,
        Thanks for letting me know about the incorrect link. I fixed it. 🙂
        Please keep in mind that designers often put many hours into a pattern. Signing up for a newsletter is a small thing in exchange for a great pattern, I think. You can always unsubscribe immediately if you don’t want to hear from that person.

    2. yarnovermatter says:

      Thank you so much, Caroline, for this fantastic collection! I was especially excited to see the fall charm runner that featured the same fabrics that I used for my autumn tree skirt in your Craftsy class — and best of all, when I bought the jelly roll for class, I also picked up a matching charm pack that’s been waiting patiently for the perfect table runner pattern! I did go ahead and sign up at the joyous home site; I understand a bit of hesitation, but I don’t figure you’d link us to anyone less than reputable. Haven’t received my pattern yet, so I guess I’ll just try to be patient… Again, thanks!

    3. MPaula Whelan says:

      I am becoming less estranged from my family. For Easter, one of them picked me up for dinner and another brought me home; I don’t drive and they are an hour away. This article made me think of presents for them, probably for Christmas. Although I don’t celebrate, they do.

    4. Brenda Taylor says:

      I like watching your tutorials, and learning about somethings that I didn’t know. Thank you for sharing your sewing tips. I want to make a table runner for my dresser, and I want to make one for my sister for Christmas.
      Brenda Taylor

    5. I love all of these runners! The watermelon one made me laugh though – no way I’m putting "ants" on my dining table – even on a runner! LOL But I do love it and might try and find white fabric with black watermelon seeds on it. Thanks for so many great runner options!!

    6. Deborah Werner says:

      Thanks again, Caroline! So generous with your time and talent. Great ideas, all.

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