I had a bunch of little ends of fabric left from fall last year, so I went online to find a pattern for a table runner. I found the easiest tutorial at Amy Smart’s "Diary of a Quilter Blog". Here is the link:
She also posted a wonderful tutorial for making and sewing on the binding with nice corners.
I made mine shorter than hers because of a smaller table, but it was such fun to make. The best part is I ended up quilting as I went along so once all the strips were sewn and a few extra lines run, I was ready to bind it off.