No Sew Table Runner

Hi “Big Mooners”!  I’m Sundi, from Life of a Cheap Chickadee.  I’m thrilled to be here at Over the Big Moon today and to share with you my super easy Table Runner Tutorial.  Please feel free to visit my blog to see all of my tricks and tutorials.  I’m just a goofy girl who loves to make original, cheap, (and usually upcycled in some way) creations!

Here’s our “no sew (or sew if you want to) personalized table runner!”

All you need is:
1/2 yard of muslin
Lots of hot glue
Lace or trim
Your printer
and this stuff….found at Joan Fabrics for only .79 a yard!  It’s some sort of burlap 🙂


Basically, you just need to cut two squares of your muslin (or whatever shape you fancy) and hot glue them together.  I sewed mine together like a pillowcase, but it’s not necessary.

Then hot glue the lace around the edges……..

Then glue the burlap ribbon on top of that.  You could miter the corners of the burlap if you want that quilted border look.  I simply overlapped mine.  I feel like it has a sort of vintage school days feel.  Which is great since we mainly use our table for doing homework!

Are you ready for the best part?  Here’s how I printed on the muslin…..

After printed, I cut out the text with pinking sheers and antiqued the edges with some scrapbooking ink.  Then I just hot glued it to the corner of my table runner.  And Voila!  Your done.

I chose to share this tutorial with ya’ll today because this project has so many possibilities!  Next week on Life of a Cheap Chickadee, I will be exploring more projects, including Christmas gifts, that can be made with printing on fabric.

And be sure to check out my handmade personalized stockings tutorial I made using the same technique….


Thank you Pam and Lisa for inviting me to share my creation with you!  I adore Pam.  Not only is she uber creative and well……, she was supportive and kind to me when I started out blogging (not that long ago) and when I needed it most!  As for Lisa, I’m excited to get to know her as well!  Keep the awesomeness coming girls!

Pam here: Thanks Sundi for sharing your mad skills with us! hehe 🙂 Sundi is seriously talented. I learned of her talent first when she made me and Lisa’s boys some awesome personalized Beach Towels a couple years ago and since then she has only amazed me more! You for sure need to check out her $1 store hat refashion post and her ruffled shirt post! Someday I hope I get a girl, so I can make some of the cute things she does for her girlies!

Comments (2)

  • Cathy @My 1929 Charmer

    >Wow, when I saw you linky post picture I just had to stop over. I so love the chair jute webbing. I use it a lot during the holidays. I like your no sew table runner with it on it. It's really nice. Your mantel is lovely also. Would you please share this over at Sunday's Best going on now. Sharing is a good thing! Hope so!

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