Wednesday, September 22, 2010

No-sew burlap table runner…

There it was…a burlap table runner in the clearance bin at Pottery Barn.

The clearance price was thirty dollars.

It was missing two out of four tassels, which was not a big deal to me since I’m not a tassel lovin’ kind of gal.

I figured I would just cut the other two tassels off.

But the fact that it was 108 inches long and would hang luxuriously over the ends of the table,

tempting 19 month old granddaughter to pull it clean off the table along with all centerpieces

well, that was a deal breaker.

So I came home tablerunner-less.




Until I went to Walmart and bought burlap, and some Heat n Bond,

(iron on stuff is, I believe, the technical name).

If, unlike me, you like to sew and own a sewing machine, you could skip the Heat n Bond.

Then I just left the width as is when the burlap came folded off the bolt.

I cut it four feet long.

I iron fused the long edge opposite the fold.

I turned it inside out so the ironed seam was inside.

I ironed the whole thing smooth.

I iron fused the two open ends about an inch from the edge.

Then I frayed the ends up to the fusing.

Then I hot glue gunned on some jute trim leftover from this project.

And voila, a pretty darn good, easy, under ten dollar, no-sew burlap table runner!






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  1. Love your new table runner. You are a clever lady - just think of the money you saved!

  2. love it.
    I was just sitting here thinking that I wanted a burlap runner for my buffet and here you are telling me how. Thanks.
    Came from SSC

  3. Great idea, and it came out looking really good!


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