Friday, September 17, 2010

Burlap and Rick Rack Table Runner

I have been seeing all sorts of burlap table runners in blog land.  I found this perfect strip of burlap for 25 cents at Salvation Army...and another day I found this funky rick rack in a giant ball for 50 cents.  The rick rack looked dirty so I set it in a bowl of water with a bit of detergent for a day...actually I forgot about it and found it sitting there the next morning.  The water was indeed dirty and the rick rack was a variegated vintage looking tan/brown.  Just perfect to go with my burlap!
I didn't even cut the burlap...just pressed  down the long edges and sewed the rick rack on top of that.  I did use Fray Check to keep it from fraying.  At the ends I sewed two strips of the rick rack and I just left the selvage edge unfinished.
I would photograph it on my table but my table is filled with my sewing and crafting mess at this point!
I don't think I could have found a more perfect trim for the burlap!

17 comments:

Tasha said...

I love burlap. That turned out great. :) Happy weekend to you. And thanks for joining the link party every week. I love it!

Ruth said...

I want this for my birthday!!! :)

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

very cute! thanks for joining the linky party @ bugcreator.blogspot.com

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love the rustic feel. The rickrack is just enough.

Margaret said...

I love anything with burlap. This is so cute! I may have to make this for my holiday table!

Ann said...

I love it! I have to ask, though... when you use burlap, are you getting pieces of it flying around? I tried to make one of these and it was all linty on my black table? Maybe I am doing something wrong...anyhoo, I love yours! Great job!

the cape on the corner said...

i love the simplicity and versatility in this runner. fantastic job!

Misty said...

Love this!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Melissa said...

I think this look so fallish!! Thanks for linking up all your cute projects to Tuesday Tell All!

Kim said...

What a great find that ric rac was - the perfect addition.

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

I love ric rac. That looks really nice.

Quiltstory said...

I am a big ric rac fan myself. Thanks for linking!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Such an elegant look! Thanks for sharing your “creative mojo” with me on Thrilling Thursday. I hope you will be back again soon :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us at Anything Related!
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Ginger said...

Love the look of your table runner
awesome & elegant!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love the rustic simplicity of the table runner. It's perfect for fall and will be a great backdrop for any table setting. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

Meredith said...

I've just made a dry erase board with burlap in my kitchen/dining room...and now I'm looking at all sorts of ideas to make a runner to match for the table. Thanks for sharing your creative idea! I like the rick rack!