Halloween is right around the corner and I’m finding myself trying to finish up some of those last minute projects that I’ve been meaning to get to. This weekend, I finally stitched up a “holiday” table runner.

Our kitchen table is very long (93″), so finding coverings that will work with that length is pretty difficult. I had no real plans on adding anything to the table, but I stumbled across this retro cat\owl\pumpkin print and couldn’t resist buying it since it seemed to coordinate with the rest of my decorations so well.

Since this is a pretty basic rectangle, I didn’t use a pattern – I simply cut (2) strips of the print fabric 10 1/2″ wide, cut black strips 2 1/2″ wide, and sewed them on either side. I backed it with back fabric and topstitched all around. I like the end result, but I’m not sure anyone else in the house noticed that it was there. LOL