Sunday, November 18, 2012

Linen Table Runner with Rosettes

Originally I'd seen this idea posted by Tracey at My-CreativiT. I thought I had a spare piece of burlap to use but when I dug out the fabric it turned out to be linen. So much for my memory. Oh well. The fabric would still fray so I went ahead with the project. 

Starbucks recipe for Banana Bread. Yum!
Click here for the recipe.I added a
crusty top with generous amounts
of cinnamon and brown sugar. 

Strip of burlap or linen (I used the wider one in the picture below)
Sewing Machine
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Both are remnant pieces. Around a $1 or so each.
Step 1.
With pins I marked a line where the border for the fraying. Using the sewing machine I stitched around the edges.

Step 2:
Fray the edges. This is messy and time consuming. Grab a movie. Pull one string out at a time. 

Step 3: 
Cut a couple of strips to make the rosettes. The picture below created the largest flower. I used a shorter strip for the smaller flower. To make the rosettes I merged a few ideas from tutorials online. Hot glue as you go. 

Step 4: 
Glue the rosettes to the linen table runner. CAREFUL! Without thinking I glued them while the table runner was sitting onto of my cheap, dollar store tablecloth and the hot glue melted the table clothe to the bottom of the runner. There is a dime-sized hole in the table clothe now. Oh well. It was only a dollar. 


  1. Beautiful. You did an amazing job. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  2. Lovely table linens. Thank you for sharing. Would like to add that if someone looking table linens check out the companies manufacturing in bulk and selling online at affordable prices with great service quality.