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Pop of Poinsettia

Set a more neutral holiday table with a runner sporting a background of cream and black. A poinsettia adds a pop of red, creating a festive focal point. Fabrics are from the Love More collection by Susan Black and the Bear Essentials 2 collection, both from P&B Textiles.


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Assemble Table Runner Top

1.    Cut and piece black polka dot 1"-wide strips to make:

•    2—1×41" flange strips

•    2—1×14-1⁄2" flange strips

2.    With wrong side inside, fold each black polka dot strip in half lengthwise; press.

3.    Aligning raw edges, position black polka dot print 41"-long flange strips on long edges of appliquéd table runner center; baste in place. In same manner, baste black polka dot print 14-1⁄2"-long flange strips to short edges of table runner center.

4.    Sew black floral 3-1⁄2×41" border strips to long edges of table runner center. Add black floral 3-1⁄2×20-1⁄2" border strips to remaining edges to complete table runner top. Press all seams toward border. Do not press flange strips open.