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Fall Table Runner

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Inside: Fall Table Runner

How about a fast and easy Fall Table Runner that you can whip up in about an hour for about $10. All you need is a little burlap and some fabric scraps. And, a couple more things which you may have on hand.

Let’s make an easy table runner.


1. Supplies

  • 2 yards burlap
  • 1/4 yard of 3 to 4 fall-colored cotton fabric scraps
  • 1 yard double-sided fusible web product, such as Heat ‘n Bond Lite or WonderUnder. {these can be bought by the yard at fabric and hobby stores}
  • thread
  • scissors
  • iron/ironing Board

2. Cut Out the Table Runner

Cut the burlap into a 16″ x 65″ (longer or shorter depending on your table length) . Serge or hem the edges of the burlap.

Want a simple way to warm up your Fall table? Try making this simple DIY Fall Table Runner. It’s easy to make and uses inexpensive materials like burlap and fabric scraps. I’ve included easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.


3. Trace the Applique

I purchased a set of Lori Whitlock SVG designs called 8 Leaves for this project. Note: You will need software that reads the SVG format to open the files.

If you don’t want to mess with the software, just type in Fall Leaves in your browser search box. You will find a lot of leaves you can use.

Print leaves and then cut them out. Trace leaves onto the waxy paper side of the fusible web paper. DO NOT cut out the design on the traced edges. Instead, rough cut around each leaf, leaving a margin so you can cut once the fusible web is applied to the back of fabric.

Want a simple way to warm up your Fall table? Try making this simple DIY Fall Table Runner. It’s easy to make and uses inexpensive materials like burlap and fabric scraps. I’ve included easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.


4. Making the Fabric Leaves

With a hot, dry iron, fuse the leaves, fusible web side down, to the back of fabrics. Once they cool off, cut out leaves on the lines you’ve drawn. Remove paper backing from leaves.

Want a simple way to warm up your Fall table? Try making this simple DIY Fall Table Runner. It’s easy to make and uses inexpensive materials like burlap and fabric scraps. I’ve included easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.
Want a simple way to warm up your Fall table? Try making this simple DIY Fall Table Runner. It’s easy to make and uses inexpensive materials like burlap and fabric scraps. I’ve included easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.

5. Iron on Leaves

Layout the leaves in a random pattern on the burlap runner. Pin to hold so the leaves don’t move when you’re ironing them down. With a hot, dry iron, fuse the leaves to the table runner.

Want a simple way to warm up your Fall table? Try making this simple DIY Fall Table Runner. It’s easy to make and uses inexpensive materials like burlap and fabric scraps. I’ve included easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.
Want a simple way to warm up your Fall table? Try making this simple DIY Fall Table Runner. It’s easy to make and uses inexpensive materials like burlap and fabric scraps. I’ve included easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.

6. Stitching the Leaves

Set your machine on a 3mm straight stitch. Using a contrasting thread, straight stitch around all of the leaves.

Want a simple way to warm up your Fall table? Try making this simple DIY Fall Table Runner. It’s easy to make and uses inexpensive materials like burlap and fabric scraps. I’ve included easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.

And, that’s all there is to it. Note: Burlap tends to create a lot of lint so be sure to brush out your machine after sewing.

Want a simple way to warm up your Fall table? Try making this simple DIY Fall Table Runner. It’s easy to make and uses inexpensive materials like burlap and fabric scraps. I’ve included easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.


If you want to further develop your appliqué skills, check out my eBook:

Applique Made Easy: A Beginner’s Guide to Simple Appliqué Techniques

What is Appliqué? How do do you appliqué something? What supplies do you need to Appliqué? What techniques work and don't work? All of these questions plus a whole lot more are answered in Appliqué Made Easy: A Beginner's Guide to Simple Appliqué Techniques.


I’ve included a short applique video to better explain.

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