Jan 7, 2011
sewing, quilting

Big Game Football Table Runner

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Kick off the big game day party by decorating your snack table with a football-themed table runner. The center of the runner is designed to look like a football field and is completed by two giant footballs on each end. You'll score a lot of compliments with this project! Download template and printable instructions.


  • 1 yards green flannel or felt
  • 1 yard brown flannel or felt
  • 1 white felt square
  • 1 yard wide white non-roll waistband elastic
  • ½ yards large white rick rack
  • 2 football themed fat quarters
  • Steam-a-Seam 2
  • Batting remnants
  • White felt stick-on craft numbers
  • All-purpose thread to match fabrics
  • Interfacing
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Chalk
  • Rotary cutter mat and ruler


  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine


  1. From the green fabric cut a strip 22” wide x 45” long.

  2. Place the strip right side together and stitch the longs side closed using a ½” seam allowance.

  3. Turn right side out and press so the seam is along one edge. Set this aside for now.

  4. Print two copies of the template. Trace the lines through the unprinted side of one of the paper templates to create a mirror image for the left side.

    1. Add 1” in between the two pattern pieces.

  5. Cut four football shapes from the brown fabric. Mark the placement lines for the stripes and laces on two of the shapes using chalk.

  6. Cut two football shapes from the interfacing.

  7. Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the marked football shapes.

  8. Stitch the waistband elastic (without stretching it) to the sides of the two marked foot ball shapes. Then attach a piece of rickrack for the laces.

  9. Place a football back piece to a football front piece right side together.

    1. Stitch using a ½” seam allowance stitch around the edge of the shape leaving open the area at the top between the stripes.

  10. Repeat for the other football shape.

  11. Turn and press the football turning in the seam allowance on the opening and press.

  12. Slide the ends of the green strip into the opening at the top of the footballs and pin in place.

  13. Topstitch around the edge of the football securing the runner strip inside the football.

  14. Fuse Steam-a-Seam 2 to the wrong side of the felt square. Using the rotary cutter ruler and mat cut ¼” wide strips from the longer 11” side of the felt. Cut 11 strips.

  15. Measure and divide the green runner so the strips are evenly spaced. Press the felt lines in place. Topstitch them in place using a straight stitch to secure.

  16. Stick the felt numbers in place along the yard lines see photo for reference.

  17. For the coasters cut a total of eight 6” squares. Cut four 6” squares of extra felt flannel or batting.

  18. Layer two print fabric pieces right side together and one batting square. Stitch around the edge using a ¼” seam. Leave a small opening for turning.

  19. Turn the coaster right side out and press. Topstitch the opening closed.

  20. Repeat the process for the other coasters.

  21. Set the table for the big game! Go Team!

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