Shimmering Spider Web Table Runner CS0049

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Glimmering gossamer webs create a dramatic table for the season.

Size: 18" x 72"


  • Dual Duty XP® All Purpose thread: 0900 Black
  • Dual Duty XP® Heavy thread: 0100 White
  • Coats® Metallic thread: 9420 Silver
  • Black cotton fabric (medium to heavy weight): 2 ¼ yards


  • Size 16 Jeans/Top Stitch sewing machine needle
  • White or gray marking pencil or tailor's chalk (test to make sure marks can be removed easily from fabric)
  • 18" inch ruler or yardstick


Note: Practice line placement of web crisscross spokes on paper until you have a pattern you find pleasing. We have included a web diagram which can be enlarged and used as a pattern or used as a guide. Once you have determined arrangement use tailor's chalk or fabric marking pencils to make crisscross patterns on the right side of the fabric beginning with the center web. Work on one spider web at a time. Webs that are placed off center at angles to one another look best. Suggested web placement is found in steps 2, 4, and 5.

Tips for using Dual Duty XP Heavy:

  • Sew a test seam. Increase tension to achieve a balanced stitch.
  • Use a size 16 or larger topstitching needle.
  • Lengthen stitch to 8-10 per inch, or 3.5-4mm.
  1. Cut 2 pieces of black fabric 19" x 73". Scraps will be used for practice stitching.
  2. Fold one piece of table runner fabric in half. Mark the center along the fabric edge. Place the center of the first web two inches from the center mark and five inches from the edge of the fabric. Make 6 intersecting lines with tailor's chalk through this mark. See the illustration.


    Do not make the lines equal distances apart. Lines will be various lengths as in the finished sample. Be sure lines go all the way to the edge of the fabric.

  1. Thread machine with Dual Duty XP® Heavy thread on top and Dual Duty XP general purpose in the bobbin. Adjust tension and stitch length to settings determined in testing. Stitch along marked lines using a straight stitch.
  2. To make the second spider web: on the opposite side of the table runner measure 11 inches from the side edge of the fabric and 6 inches from the top edge of the fabric for the center of the web. Make six intersecting lines with the tailor's chalk. Some lines will contact the center web. See photo.
  3. To make the third spider web: measure 5 ¾ inches from the side edge of the fabric and 8 ½ inches from the top edge of the fabric for the center of the final spider web. Make six intersecting lines with tailor's chalk.
  4. Once the spokes of the webs have been made, use tailor's chalk to mark connecting lines starting in the center of the web and spiraling outward. See illustration. Using the chalk lines as a guide, stitch with connecting web strands. Repeat for remaining webs.


  1. After the spiral stitching has been completed add random connecting lines as needed for a finished look.
  2. To add the shimmer to the table runner thread machine on top with Coats® Metallic thread. Be sure to readjust tension and stitch length! Stitch a scant ⅛ inch from each line of stitching on all spokes and connecting lines. See photo. This step is optional but worth the extra work!


  1. To make the table runner: Thread machine with Dual Duty XP general purpose on top and in the bobbin. Put the two pieces 19" x 73" inches of fabric right sides together and pin. Leave an opening 5 to 6 inches on one long side of the table runner. Stitch using a ½ inch seam allowance. Trim corners and turn right side out. Stitch opening closed and press.

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