Start with a long piece of fabric, to fit your table or whatever needs a runner, add some bits & pieces , i like to mix it up a bit with different textures, colours & designs to give more interest to the runner. add some buttons , puff patches , old patchwork & embroidery thread & old doilies any thing you like really, as much or as little until you feel happy with it. .....this one needs some more before it finds a place to reside. i have used op-shop finds for this project, & block printed the white cotton myself. (raylee).