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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.

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.

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 have some FREE LEAF TEMPLATES that you can get download. However, for this project I purchased a set of Lori Whitlock SVG designs called 8 Leaves

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

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


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

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13 Comments

  1. This does look super easy! So cute too! I often forget how fun it is to WonderUnder – thanks for the reminder to get it out and make something! Found your project through the Tip Me Tuesday link up – and glad I did!

  2. This is beautiful! I’m thinking hearts for Valentines would be sweet. I made a burlap tablecloth for a ladies event at church. I found that using some masking tape on my cut lines helped manage the amazing amount of lint that comes with working from burlap.

    Thanks for inspiring creativity!

  3. Wow really love your table runner. Your choice of fabrics for leaves is so perfect for Fall. Great that you secure edges of burlap to keep fraying, edges will do that. I usually use machine on edges of burlap also. Has been worth the extra time to do it, makes edges look and stay so much nicer.
    I like to change my table runners with seasons, holidays, use them on coffee table and shutter shelf mostly since we don’t have dining table and chairs, no place for them in our house. It’s just two of us most of time so no big deal. I do miss having table/chairs in a dining area but that’s life I guess. We had nice size dining room in our house in KY before we lived here. (few miles west of Grand Junction, CO).
    You did such a gorgeous job sewing leaves on your runner. I haven’t made a runner for long time, would be good test for new machine, get used to it. Have great week and Fall season.

    1. Sort of. Burlap can be washed on the delicate cycle, but I prefer hand washing and then wrapping in a towel to wring and dry.

  4. Just saw this project on Diary of a Quilter. I love it when projects from years past get reposted. It was wonderful 6 years ago and it is still beautiful. What a great project and great tutorial.

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