There is something so romantic and beautiful about toile fabric. The pastoral scenes depicted on the fabric conjure up sweet stories in the imagination. Toile fabric originated in Ireland in the mid-18th century and quickly became popular in Britain and France. France adopted the fabric as its own and that is where the word "toile" comes from. The fabric has gone in and out of popularity since that time with the most recent surge in use in the year 2000. I have loved toile for a long time. That is why when I saw this fabric in the Walmart fabric department, a Waverly fabric, I knew I could use it for the table runner I was wanting to make.
I started by simply deciding how wide I wanted my runner to be and cut out the entire length that wide. I actually just divided the fabric into thirds and cut it into strips. One of the extra strips was used to make the pointed drop.