Last week I whipped up a quick burlap runner for our new table. I wish I had done my homework and made the fringe twice as long, but I still like the way it came out.
I love burlap for the fact that it's natural and adds texture to a table, plus it's super inexpensive!
For this no-sew version I cut the burlap yardage to the width I wanted, plus 2", and then just folded over the sides and ironed on fusible hemming tape to create a finished edge.
Then I pulled out about 4" of threads from the ends, and gathered 10 of the horizontal threads at a time to knot them into fringe.
Very easy for those of us who are scared to death of the sewing machine beast!
I love that the burlap runner was a good base for my Harvest Dinner, but can also be really casual for everyday meals.
My hydrangeas that are blue in the summer bloom in green, purple and garnet shades in the fall; I just can't get enough of them!!
For a great tutorial on properly sewn fringed table runners, visit Cottage and Vine. I wish I had read this before embarking on mine but I was in a day-of-event frenzy and just winged it! Typical Lisa.
Have a great week ahead my lovelies!