Create a Runner From Napkins

Follow the directions below to complete this DIY cloth napkin project from HGTV Magazine.
DIY table runner

"Stitch" a Runner From Cloth Napkins

Four napkins make one 80-inch runner. Napkins: Suzani Q Simple 20" x 20" napkins in peacoat, $46 for a set of 4, loomdecor.com

Photo by: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Philip Friedman/Studio D

Materials Needed

  • cloth napkins
  • scissors
  • twill tape
  • fabric glue

Step 1

Cut 3/4-inch-wide twill tape (available at fabric stores) into three 20-inch pieces.

Step 2

Place two napkins side by side facedown, so they lie flush next to each other.

Step 3

Coat one piece of tape with fabric glue (despite its name, twill tape isn’t sticky), then lay it over the seam between the napkins.

Step 4

Repeat with the other two pieces of tape to connect four napkins.

crafting by Madeline Jacobs

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