Christmas Table Runner

Two years ago I shared a double tutorial for this project over at Moda Bake Shop. To this day it’s still one of my favorite tutorials.

Almost as soon as I posted it the photos were bugging me. Too much contrast, bad lighting… When it’s winter in Kentucky you can go DAYS on end without seeing the sun.   It makes it very hard to take a decent photograph… especially inside.

Last summer I pulled out the project and snapped some better photos, and I’m happy to share them with you today.

And because I AM CRAZY I cut out additional applique pieces to make some kits.

Watch for them along with the now extinct Figgy Pudding Honey Buns in the shop next week.

and speaking of the shop….

There is a full size version of the tree skirt for sale as a pattern.  I use a super tricky method to piece it together quickly. You could easily make one before Christmas.

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Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    I Love that tree skirt! I desperately need to make one for our tree this year. Last year, I just threw a big piece of Christmas fabric around the base of the tree. I’d like to do something a bit more elegant this year.

  2. says

    This project on Moda’s Bakeshop is what led me to follow your blog!
    I just found a stencil with an appropriate font style and size, similar to your choice but but not exactly the same and plan to get this runner done for this Christmas. Hmmm, in fact, it could be redefined nicely for an Autumn runner in fall fabrics…. next year’s project!

  3. says

    That Figgy Pudding line is my very favorite Christmas fabric ever. I have not found anything since that I love as much. I’m going to check out your shop right now to see if there is anything left!

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