For a change in the look of the dinning table, table runners add a gracious finishing touch. These are laid across the table rather than lengthwise and their purpose becomes twofold. They add detail to the table and also serve as place mats. Each runner is a piece of fabric with its raw edges turned under and top stitched to a piece of felt.
They are made from luxurious fabrics such as silk to crisp cotton, linen, polyester and other exotic fabrics. Table runners attract light and add depth to the table, whether the occasion is casual or formal. Tassels, fringes, beads, gold/silver threads are often used to give a decorative touch to the table runners.