Yesterday I featured one of my friend’s before and after projects with one of our treasures from Canton. You may have noticed her fabulous table runner:
I also won this gorgeous frame that looks perfect in my bedroom:
I loved the fabric, but I really couldn’t figure out a way to use it in my home. When my friend said she wanted a burlap table runner, but needed a way to make it pop against her dark table, I knew the fabric I had won would be perfect.
So I thought I would show a few basic details on how she made it. She used the textured linen fabric as the base, cutting it and piecing it together in the middle:
She added a ribbon trim between the two fabrics to finish the seam.
Of course ruffles make everything better, right? After a series of trials and errors and many battles with the sewing machine, she ended up hand pleating it and sewing it on with her machine.
Another look at the finished product: I think the combination of the burlap and softer, lighter fabric gives the runner a real shabby chic appeal, yet it is very modern at the same time. What do y’all think?