A quilted table runner is thick enough to protect the tabletop from hot dishes. And it's large enough to sit in one place and receive passed dishes wherever they end up. That's a lot less chaotic than chasing your dishes around with trivets at a busy table!The Purl Bee.
If, however, you're interested in purchasing a contemporary quilted runner, we suggest checking out Silly Boo Dilly on Etsy. Their works are beautiful and the runners can be used as wall hangings when they're not on your Thanksgiving tabletop!
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