To make a 10-minute table runner, gather 1/2 yard of back fabric and 1/3 yard of center fabric, sew ends together to make a tube, turn the tube inside out and fold it in half to sew the ends together. Invert the corners to complete the runner.
Begin by cutting the back and center fabric pieces to the proper length to drape over your chosen table, ensuring the widths remain 1/2 yard and 1/3 yard, respectively. Lay the back and border fabric right side up, and place the center focus fabric right-side down on the back fabric. Sew these pieces together with a 1/4-inch stitch to make the tube before inverting it so the right sides face outwards. Trim off the excess, if necessary. Lay the tube with border fabric facing up, and fold it in half so the border fabric is inside the fold. Iron the edges before stitching along the ends of the fabric.
Push the inner, folded corners of the runner inwards and out to create a pointed angle on each end once you unfold the runner. Iron the runner, and place it on the table. Create 10-minute runners to match your dining room decor, or sew one for every season or holiday.