TRESTLE Modern runner for wall or table – 14 by 50 inches
This abstract modern runner will bring mid-century modern design and contemporary style to your home – whether you use it as a wall hanging or table runner. I pieced the monochrome background using an improv construction approach and fabrics in gray, black, white, tan and cream. I then inserted colorful strips of fabric that cut across the monochromatic background at random angles. The improv, abstract design of this runner gives it contemporary style and mid-century appeal. Hang on the wall or use as a table runner anywhere in your home or office to add a modern accent.
I stitched a stretched loop design along the length of the runner using variegated thread. This stitching adds another layer of visual and textural interest while also providing structure to allow the runner to hang or lie nice and flat.
The back of the runner is a cream-colored fine wale corduroy. I sewed rod pockets in all four corners, so you can hang on the wall in two different orientations. You will need a wooden dowel (round or flat slat) cut to the appropriate length. Simply tuck the ends of the dowel into the top corner pockets and hang on the wall by setting the dowel on small nails or pushpins. The runner measures 14 by 50 inches. Fabrics and batting are premium 100% cotton.
After construction, the runner was machine washed, tumble dried on low for 10 minutes, then removed from the dryer while partially damp and laid flat to air dry. If you continue this care, no further shrinkage will occur.