35 Free Table Runner Patterns To Sew for Every Holiday

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Are you looking for some amazing free table runner patterns? Here are some of my favorites for every season and any occasion!

Each of these table runner tutorials includes downloadable templates (if needed) and step-by-step instructions. A handmade table runner can also make a thoughtful gift.

The simplest table runners in this collection require just fabric, thread, and maybe some optional trim. You’ll also find a variety of quilted table runners, which will require batting. If you’d like your runner to protect your table from heat, use insulated batting instead of (or in addition to) cotton quilt batting.

Woven Hearts Table Runner

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The Woven Hearts Table Runner pattern is perfect for your home. I actually love it all year long! It’s easy to sew, with just four 12” quilt blocks and some setting triangles. Change up the colors and it can be used for special holidays!

Square Scramble Table Runner

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Kate Colleran designed this beautiful geometric table runner and matching place mats. It’s quick-to-piece and really adds interest to an inviting table setting.

Simple Table Runner with Tassels

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This is a perfect runner for any occasion, or to give as a handmade gift. Sew a simple table runner with cotton fabric and trim. You can even make your own tassels using embroidery thread for an original touch.

The Fastest Table Runner

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For a fast and easy runner, try my 5 Minute Table Runner pattern. You’ll only need one yard of fabric, some matching trim (optional), and thread. It’s magic! 

Easy Reversible Table Runner

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This is a perfect addition for any table. Pick two of your favorite fabrics and make this reversible table runner to match your mood.

Denim and Chambray Table Runner

Photo credit: Amy Smart / Diary of a Quilter

This runner is subtle enough for any time of the year. Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter shows how to make this beautiful decoration piece.

Vintage Doily Table Runner

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You can make this original project by using vintage lace and doilies! This clever tutorial will have you feeling nostalgic as you add personal, and even sentimental, touches to your table.

One Fabric Wonder Table Runner

Photo Credit: Jordan Fabrics

Can you believe that this runner is made with one piece of fabric? Bust out your favorite batik or hombre prints and check out this magical pattern at Jordan Fabrics.

Improv Gift Wrap Table Runner

Photo credit: Amy Smart / Diary of a Quilter

The Improv Gift Wrap Table Runner is an adorable Christmas decoration, but would also be perfect for birthdays or other gift-giving holidays! Its basic geometric design adds interest to any party table.

Endless Summer Table Runner

Photo Credit: Sharon Holland

This is so beautifully done, and beautifully inspired! Even if you don’t want to cut out all the pieces for this gorgeous runner, head over to Sharon’s blog and read all about this thoughtful design.

Glazed Hearts Table Runner

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Try this lovely Jelly Glazed Hearts Table Runner. It can be made with strips from your favorite Jelly Roll and some scraps from your scrap bin! It’s a thoughtful way to use extra fabric.

Snowball Crumb Catcher

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Applique hexagons make this table topper look more difficult than it is. English paper piecing is stunning and I do that too… but I love to find ‘cheater’ projects when time is short. It’s also a multitasker which makes me love this even more.

Stars and Stripes Table Runner

Photo credit: Amy Smart / Diary of a Quilter

I love this patriotic table runner! The pattern is really easy with just stars and stripes, and you can make it more or less scrappy depending on your style.

Modern Table Runner

My Modern Table Runner with half square triangles is like a small quilt pattern. Table runners like this one are perfect for using leftover fabric from quilts you may be working on. It’s a beautiful addition to any table and is sure to elevate your dining room.

Autumn Leaves Table Runner

Fall is just around the corner! 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! Make it original to you with your favorite fall prints.

Happy Turkey Table Runner

Sew up this adorable quilted Happy Turkey Table Runner for your next Thanksgiving get-together! The applique templates for this quilted table runner pattern are free. He will certainly add smiles to your feast.

Simple Skinny Table Runner

Photo credit: Melissa Mortenson / Polka Dot Chair

Make this runner as long as you want! The Skinny Simple Table Runner is a fat quarter friendly project you will love!

Scrappy Quilt as You Go Table Runner

Photo credit: Melissa Mortenson / Polka Dot Chair

Melissa makes this cute and scrappy table runner with Halloween fabrics, but any fabrics in your scrap bin will work great! This is another one that is easy to add some length to, or to customize as a gift for your friend’s preferred style.

Witch and Famous Table Runner

Photo credit: Melissa Mortenson / Polka Dot Chair

Show how ‘Witch and Famous‘ you are with this perfectly creepy/cool table runner! I think table runners are a perfect way to add a personal style for all occasions.

Dutchman’s Puzzle Table Runner

Photo credit: Amy Smart / Diary of a Quilter

Here’s a table runner pattern with a lovely setting for traditional quilt blocks like Dutchman’s Puzzle. Learn how to make this table runner and you will find yourself with unlimited options!

Wild Poppy Applique Table Runner

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

Sochi Table Runner

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Make your own gorgeous multicolored table runner to put the whole color spectrum on your table. Notice how this Sochi-Inspired Table Runner gradually moves through each color.

Christmas Trees Table Runner

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I actually love the quilting on this fabulous Christmas Tree table runner! I also love that the trees are right side up no matter where you are at the table because of how they are perfectly nested. It’s a quick pattern by Riley Blake with maximum impact on your seasonal table.

Let’s Bake! Table Runner

Photo credit: Heidi Staples / Fabric Mutt

This table runner with cupcake and mixer appliques by the talented Lori Holt is adorable! Heidi Staples steps you through it on her blog.

Dessert First! Table Runner

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Dessert First! is another modern table topper pattern I love the color palette here from The Tattooed Quilter. It’s gorgeous! This would make a stunning gift for a housewarming party!

Hexagon Table Runner

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Here’s a beautiful handmade table runner sewn from hexagons. This would be perfect to take on-the-go so you can find time to work on it even while running errands.

Gnome Table Runner


I have seen gnomes in every season and holiday, and this Gnome Table Runner is no different. He’ll make your grumpiest guests smile at a party or as a gift. When it’s time to eat, I move this cute guy to the coffee table so he stays nearby!

Merry and Cheer Table Runner

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

Peppermint Table Topper Pattern

Photo credit: Christopher Thompson

This peppermint table topper is a mini quilt pattern that is 21” square. I would love to see a few of them connected for use with a clever center piece!

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! 

Tinsel Gift Tag Table Runner

Photo credit: Heidi Staples / Fabric Mutt

This pattern really says, “I love gifts!” Just sew the Tinsel Tag Runner from Fabric Mutt. Use your favorite palette and prints to make a personal gift, or even centerpieces for your next big occasion.

Valentine’s Day Table Runner

The Charming Gathered Runner pattern is perfect for a Valentines celebration. It is such a surprising design!

Sweet Watermelon Table Runner

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Sew the Sweet Watermelon Table Runner for those hot summer months. Just looking at it makes me feel cool!

Polka Dot Glitter Table Runner

Photo credit: Melissa Mortenson / Polka Dot Chair

If you need a super simple runner, you will love this no-sew table runner tutorial that has so much glam!

Bless This Nest Quilted Table Runner

Photo credit: Sarah Ashford / Polka Dot Chair

Sew this quilted table runner to add a handmade touch to any festivity. If you have a larger table, add on extra blocks to make it longer!

Meow Foundation Paper Pieced Table Runner

Photo credit: Sarah Ashford / Polka Dot Chair

Have you tried foundation paper piecing? Learn this fun quilting technique that helps you make intricate blocks easily. That’s how this Meow Table Runner was made!

Happy Sewing!

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