No Sew Fall Table Runner

Measures 10" x 7"
 

Nothing freshens up a dining room like new table linens.  This two-piece runner requires no sewing.  The decorative, white, cotton runner comes with finished edges on its length.  The burlap, base edges are fringed by removing threads.  The beautiful painted design is created with a stencil.  Set the creamy white runner over the rough burlap runner for a striking, earthy look.

Directions

COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.

step 1 - Machine wash and dry the Hucktowel. Hucktowel comes with its vertical edges finished and measures 16” wide.  You will need to fringe the two short ends. To fringe the Hucktowel, make an even cut across one end.  Use a pin to separate the last thread in the weave and pull it to remove it from the width of the fabric. 

step 1 - Machine wash and dry the Hucktowel. Hucktowel comes with its vertical edges finished and measures 16” wide.  You will need to fringe the two short ends.

To fringe the Hucktowel, make an even cut across one end.  Use a pin to separate the last thread in the weave and pull it to remove it from the width of the fabric. 

step 2 - Continue to remove more threads until you have a half-inch of fringe.  It’s unlikely that the section of fringe will be even so you will need to cut the ends to create a straight edge.

step 2 - Continue to remove more threads until you have a half-inch of fringe.  It’s unlikely that the section of fringe will be even so you will need to cut the ends to create a straight edge.

step 3 - If you have a problem pulling a thread, it’s usually because another thread is blocking it somewhere along the width.  Use the pin to find it, pulling at threads along the edge. 

step 3 - If you have a problem pulling a thread, it’s usually because another thread is blocking it somewhere along the width.  Use the pin to find it, pulling at threads along the edge. 

step 4 - To fringe the burlap, cut off the selvage (finished edge of the fabric that prevents raveling) by following the same thread through the vertical length of the fabric. You’ll find the burlap fringes with little effort because the weave is very loose and coarse.

step 4 - To fringe the burlap, cut off the selvage (finished edge of the fabric that prevents raveling) by following the same thread through the vertical length of the fabric. You’ll find the burlap fringes with little effort because the weave is very loose and coarse.

step 5 - Remove threads, until you have a half-inch of fringe along one side.

step 5 - Remove threads, until you have a half-inch of fringe along one side.

step 6 - Measure 18 ½” from the edge of the fringe and cut away the excess burlap.  Remove threads to create a half-inch fringe along the second vertical side. 

step 6 - Measure 18 ½” from the edge of the fringe and cut away the excess burlap.  Remove threads to create a half-inch fringe along the second vertical side. 

step 7 - Once both vertical edges are fringed, create a half-inch of fringe on one end of the runner.  From the edge of that fringe, measure 6’ 14” and cut the other end.  Fringe the end to measure a half-inch.

step 7 - Once both vertical edges are fringed, create a half-inch of fringe on one end of the runner.  From the edge of that fringe, measure 6’ 14” and cut the other end.  Fringe the end to measure a half-inch.

step 8 - Place painters tape eight inches from both fringed edges of the Hucktowel.  Place another strip of tape four inches away from the first creating the four- inch border to be painted.

step 8 - Place painters tape eight inches from both fringed edges of the Hucktowel.  Place another strip of tape four inches away from the first creating the four- inch border to be painted.

step 9 - Mask off all fabric except the borders.  Airbrush the borders with Sand paint.

step 9 - Mask off all fabric except the borders.  Airbrush the borders with Sand paint.

step 10 - When the borders are dry, apply the 8” floral stencil to the left side of the border.  The leafy end of the stencil should be in the center.  Spray with the Green paint mixed with a bit of Crimson to create an olive color.  Add detail by spraying a few of the stems with Crimson mixed with a bit of Green paint to create a Sienna color.  When dry, remove the stencil and repeat on the left side of the second border.  Clean the stencil, spray with adhesive and flip it over to paint the right sides of the borders.

step 10 - When the borders are dry, apply the 8” floral stencil to the left side of the border.  The leafy end of the stencil should be in the center.  Spray with the Green paint mixed with a bit of Crimson to create an olive color.  Add detail by spraying a few of the stems with Crimson mixed with a bit of Green paint to create a Sienna color.  When dry, remove the stencil and repeat on the left side of the second border.  Clean the stencil, spray with adhesive and flip it over to paint the right sides of the borders.

step 11 - Mark the center of the large 15” stencil with a marker and the center of the Hucktowel with pins.

step 11 - Mark the center of the large 15” stencil with a marker and the center of the Hucktowel with pins.

step 12 - Spray adhesive on the 15” stencil.  Place it on the runner with the leafy edge 1 ½” from the border, matching the line on the stencil with the center of the runner. Paint the large stencil the same way you did the border stencil, applying olive color then adding details with sienna paint.  Remove the stencil and repeat on the other end of the runner.

step 12 - Spray adhesive on the 15” stencil.  Place it on the runner with the leafy edge 1 ½” from the border, matching the line on the stencil with the center of the runner.

Paint the large stencil the same way you did the border stencil, applying olive color then adding details with sienna paint.  Remove the stencil and repeat on the other end of the runner.

step 13 - Finish the runner by applying gold paint to some of the leaves and stems using a brush. Layer the decorative runner on top of the burlap runner and arrange them on the table.

step 13 - Finish the runner by applying gold paint to some of the leaves and stems using a brush.

Layer the decorative runner on top of the burlap runner and arrange them on the table.

 

TIP

Spot cleaning is suggested for this base runner, as machine washing will change the appearance of the fabric.  A decoupage product like Fast Finish might also be desirable to prevent unraveling of the fringe if the runner will be washed.  Apply the product by painting a line of it where the fringe meets the woven fabric.


Supplies

At Testors.com

  • 1921589 Crimson Paint
  • 1921663 Green Paint
  • 1921537 Metallic Gold Paint
  • 4720 Sand Paint

At Michaels

  • Painters tape
  • Scotch Spray Mount repositionable adhesive

At JoAnns

  • 2 ½ yards White Hucktowel
  • 2 ½ yards Olive Burlap

  

At Amazon

  • Aztek airbrush
  • Martha Stewart 32264 Tendrils stencils

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