Monday, November 5, 2012

No Sew Burlap Table Runner

Due to an unfortunate circumstance between my puppy and my sewing machine cord (chewed), I started looking for how to make a pretty burlap table runner, with no sewing involved. I was very happy to find some simple instructions here and it turned out great. It is the perfect soft, yet rustic touch for my Thanksgiving decor.

I used 2 1/2 yards of soft burlap fabric. Step 1 {cut desired width and length - I used an old table runner as a pattern}. Step 2 {pull threads to fray side edges and ends of cut fabric}. Step 3 {iron and use fray guard if needed - mIne seems fine so far}.

I am using this on my kitchen table, but may end up using it on the dining room table, for Thanksgiving. I do have some fabric left over, and may make something different for that table. It will be fun to play with the fabric between now and Thanksgiving and see what looks pretty :-)

I also changed the Halloween decorations for a few Thanksgiving turkeys and signs. This is one of my favorites, because it helps us remember the reason for the holiday.

My weekend was very fun and busy and I am happy to report Melissa and the MSU Pompon team won the Collegiate High Kick Championship for the 6th straight year. I will have some fun photos tomorrow.

Happy Monday!

{Linking with these friends}

Tutus and Tea Parties

Centsational Girl


Full Circle Creations

Savvy Southern Style

Handy Man Crafty Woman

The DIY Dreamer

The Charm of Home

Simple Home Life

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Serenity Now

Funky Junk Interiors

I Heart Naptime

Sunny Simple Life

Between Naps on the Porch

Alderberry Hill

Salt Tree

The Dedicated House

Cozy Little House

a bowl full of lemons

Love and Laundry

Kathe with an E

Life on Lakeshore Drive

Katherine's Corner

My Repurposed Life

Craftberry Bush

Live Laugh Rowe

A Delightsome Life

Cedar Hill Ranch

Skip To My Lou


The Shabby Creek Cottage

Rooted in Thyme

The Girl Creative

The Thrifty Groove

At The Picket Fence

You Are Talking Too Much


And more friends I find :-)


  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing your pretty table runner with us! HUGS!

  2. Very pretty, and something i think even I could whip up! Thanks for posting it. :-)

  3. Love the runner! Congrats to your daughters team! Have a wonderful week!

  4. Very, very creative. It looks great, and perfect for Thanksgiving.

  5. It's amazing what you can do without a sewing machine! Hope your dog didn't get a shock!

  6. From an unfortunate circumstance to a cute runner! Don't you just love burlap?! Blessings from Still Woods

  7. Fabulous runner. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. The tablerunner looks great -- I'm so glad burlap has come back into popularity. Where were you able to buy soft burlap? My only issue with the stuff is how stiff it is and all the fibers. It makes me sneeze!

    Congrats to your daughter winning the competition -- AWESOME!

  9. Your table runner looks beautiful and you gotta love that it was no sew. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  10. A beautiful burlap table runner, and no-sew, too--cool!

  11. Hopped over from Katherine's Favorite Things. Love the table runner. Decorating my dining table is the one indulgence I have. Couldn't help thinking about stenciling leaves on it. Just an idea.

  12. Thanks for sharing your new burlap runner on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the idea of no sewing, and it looks so good too!


  13. LOVE!!! Great job, Vicki! I've been wanting a burlap runner for months!

  14. it's lovely! Wow look at all of those parties. I can barely make it around to all of the Thursday linkers. I don't know how you do it. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  15. Love this idea - give a very natural look to the table! Joining from Shine on Friday -

  16. Love your very natural table runner! Found you at the Pinteresting Party.
    Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  17. This is a wonderful runner! Thank you for sharing it with us at TTF!

  18. Hi Vicki,
    You can never go wrong with burlap. Love the freayed edges! Congrats to Melissa. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  19. Very pretty. I love quick and easy projects!

  20. I am all about no these are perfect. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. Please add my link along with the others...I don't see it, perhaps I missed it. Have a great day.

  21. great table runner! I did the same thing with drop cloth material... I hate to sew.


  22. Vicki, this looks great - I am looking for burlap projects! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  23. I love burlap, and your runner looks great!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. I am so thrilled to have you.

  24. How pretty - I always love the look of burlap. Visiting you from Debbiedoo's party and I am your newest GFC follower (us newbies have to stick together)! I would love if you would take the time to visit my blog and follow back -

  25. I love this post! Our puppy chewed my sewing maching cord also, but I was lucky to find a replacement on ebay. New fan here via Sunny Simple Life. I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest:

    Fresh Eggs Daily


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