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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Burlap Table Runner

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: table runner

She made it using burlap and some fabulous Pottery Barn fabric I won from a recent Project Pretty giveaway. 

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.

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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:

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Next she laid out the burlap on top to determine how wide she wanted the middle piece to be.  table runn10

She sewed the two pieces together and lined it and hemmed it.     table runner11

She added a ribbon trim between the two fabrics to finish the seam.

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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.

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Another look at the finished product: table runner2I 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?

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  1. Must be a week for burlap table runners. My friend Yvonne just posted a tutorial on her site also. Great job!

  2. I think I love the ruffle the best, it adds something unexpected.

  3. So pretty! I love the ruffle!

  4. I love the ruffle too! Very cute table runner!

  5. Great job and i love the ruffle! :)

  6. This runner is adorable. Love the ribbon with the burlap!

  7. What a pretty runner, set on top of the other fabric. Love the addition of the end ruffle- it sets it apart from the usual and ordinary unadorned runner. :-)

  8. Christi, Fabulous table runner. I love the use of the pottery barn fabric in it! It really dresses the burlap up.
    Great minds must think alike! I just did a Tutorial on a burlap table runner this week too.
    So glad I stopped for a visit!

  9. How fancy! You did a great job! :)


  10. This is super, you did a lovely job! Thanks for posting a tutorial on it. ~Theresa

  11. Love what she did with it! Gotta love linen & burlap!

  12. I love the ruffles on the edge she did a great job and so nice of you to share!

  13. Love the contrast of the burlap with the finer fabrics. This is one of the prettier burlap table runners in blog land.


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