1. Sew together two black tone-on-tone 2-1/2x26" strips to make a long border strip. The long border strip should be 2-1/2x51-1/2" including seam allowances. Using tip of iron, carefully press seam open. Repeat to make a second long border strip.
2. Join long border strips to long edges of table runner center. Press seams toward border.
3. Sew black tone-on-tone 2-1/2x21-1/2" border strips to short edges of table runner center to complete table runner top. Press as before.