Thursday, August 29, 2013

No Sew Burlap & Muslin Table Runner


Today I'm sharing a no-sew table runner that I made recently.  They are quite simple to make.  You just need to iron two pieces of fabric together with stitch witchery.


Originally, this table runner started out as a bleached piece of burlap alone, which looked great on the table.  But, in no time, the burlap started to "shed" and the table seemed to be covered in dust.   

So, I thought I'd line the back with some muslin.....the no-sew way.

I started by pulling out the iron, the muslin and the amazing "stitch witchery"


(Awe.....Photo bombed by this cutie!)


I turned all the edges in on each other,  placed the stich witchery in the middle, and then ironed to create the seam - all the way around.  I did this about 18" at a time - but an alternative would be to pin the stitch witchery into place and then iron all at once

 
Considering I forgot to actually measure the table (who does that?) and just decided to wing it (I always seem to DO that), I think the length turned out okay.  I would have preferred it to be just a little longer.
 
 
It doesn't lay as perfectly flat as the burlap alone did - but it's not shedding anymore either....so that's a win!
 
 
You can read about this upcycled picture frame to tray here.
 
 
Succulents in milk glass = LOVE. 
 
 
This runner is going to look great with my fall décor...in another week, or so!
 
 
  I think I may end up painting a couple of vertical blue stripes on it and giving it a "grain sack" look - after the holidays. 
 
 
For now, I have a cute little runner that will not shed waiting to be decorated for fall!    
 
What do you think? 
 
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4 comments:

  1. I think it is perfect and so simple to do... can't wait to see its fall additions and welcome back....

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  2. Thank you Cathy! So happy to be back bloggin and my daughter Bri will be joining me soon!

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  3. Great job, it looks lovely!!! And I love your idea to add the blue stripe after the holidays, just might have to copy it!!!!

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