FINISHING THE TABLE RUNNER—See PDF instructions for diagram:
Layer the backing wrong side up, the batting, and the runner top right side up. The backing and the batting should be larger than the runner top. Baste with safety pins placed about 3" apart or baste with thread in a 3" grid.
Quilt as desired. TIP: Use a walking foot, an accessory you can purchase for your machine, to quilt the runner.
After quilting, using the walking foot or by hand, baste a scant 1/4" from the edge of your quilt to hold the layers together and prevent shifting when the binding is sewn on.
Prepare the binding by joining the short ends with diagonal seams pressed open.
Fold the binding in half, wrong sides together and press to make a double binding.
Match the raw edges of the binding to the raw edges of the quilt top, mitering the corners.
Join the binding ends.
Trim the excess backing and batting. Turn the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch down by hand with matching thread.