Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fringed Burlap Table Runner Tutorial & Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

***Now available in my Etsy Store***

Ever since I saw the reveal of Trina's dining room, I have been thinking about the pretty table runner on her dining table.  After googling, I didn't come up with any tutorials for fringed runners, but did find a table runner for around $60.  Knowing how little burlap costs, I couldn't justify paying that much.  So I decided to try making it myself.


Both of our tables are pretty long, so I purchased 3 yards of fabric.  The care instructions said to wash by hand, but I took the risk and washed the fabric on gentle in the washing machine.  Burlap is m.e.s.s.y so after it washed, I took it outside a gave it a good shake then left it to dry in the sun.

As you can see in the picture above, I cut the fabric in half length wise a began to turn under the edges and pin in place.

Turn under 1/2" once, then again and pinRepeat to the end on each side.


Once you are finished it should look something like this.


Now take your fabric and press the folded edges.


Stitch both sides leaving room at each end to unravel.  I wanted 8" fringe, so I stopped stitching 8 1/2" from the bottom.  Learn from my mistakes - the first time I stitched all the way to the end.  Not good. :(


 The next step is to unravel each end.  How long do you want your fringe to be?  Take that and add about 1/2" for the knot.
  
(someone needs a manicure)

For the fringe, I grabbed about 6 strands and knotted it.


Here is the result.  What do you think?


I simply had to see what it would look like all prettied up, so in about 5 minutes, and when I should have been doing something much more important, I grabbed some props and put together a little place setting.  The rush job might explain why the utensils are on the wrong sides of the plate.  Sorry Mom.  Don't laugh.

If like you my table runner, then you are in luck because I am giving one away.  Just consider it my way of thanking you.

To enter the giveaway:

1.  You must be a follower through google friend connect (over on the right).  Leave a comment.
2.  For an extra entry, post on your blog, facebook, or twitter about the giveaway.  Be sure to leave a comment for each extra thing you do.

Winner will be announced Friday, December 3rd.

Good luck!


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137 comments :

  1. Beautiful as usual! I would love to win one!!

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  2. Love it!!
    You make it look sew easy!!
    Love the knotted fringe too!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. I left a comment on Facebook too. Hoping the extra entry helps my chances to win! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Looks great and I love the fringe. It gives it such a great finished look!

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  5. Very nice! I love the knotted fringe idea which I think is easier than sewing a ruffle but gives it more texture. I just love. Thanks for the great how-to and the giveaway!

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  6. You did a great job on the runner...I love the knotted fringe! You are so right, these are getting really expensive because burlap is SO popular now!

    Thanks for a great giveaway! Even better since you made it. I am a follower!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Hi Rene, love the runner!! You did really well in making it. I am already a follower. Thanks, Libby (Hope I win)

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  8. You are INGENIOUS!!!! If only I had the time today! Or maybe I will win one??? Happy Thanksgiving, your table looks beautiful.

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  9. I shared about the giveaway with my friends on twitter! Libby

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  10. Finally, I also shared with my facebook friends. LOVE the runner! Libby

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  11. Rene, you're so kind and thoughtful! Love your runner! Is there anything you're not good at? Seriously, you whip up a table runner (w/o a tutorial) and your place-setting is gorgeous! It looks like it has been styled for a photo shoot! I also love the pop of fabric from your new dining room chairs! It's all wonderful! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgivng!!

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  12. THis looks MUCH easier than the burlap runner I made yesterday...wish I had just waited to see yours! Lovely. Perfect for Thanksgiving :)

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  13. Love your blog! What a great table runner, I love burlap! Thanks for the great giveaway and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. 8>)

    Pattie
    On Hollyhock Farm

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  14. Rene, I love your runner! The knotted fringe adds such a pretty detail. You are so sweet to give one away! Thank you for the chance and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

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  15. This is just so gorgeous! I am loving anything burlap at the moment so I'm going to give it a try, thanks for the tutorial! I'm your newest follower :)

    Christine x

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  16. Love this idea! I'm a faithful follower on Twitter and your blog already! Keep up the great work!

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  17. OMG your table ruuner looks FANTASTIC!!! Seriously girl, I'd buy one (just in case I don't win!). I retweeted your tweet about the giveaway and I'm entering here. Should I comment again?

    I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Rene...I love that...I have done burlap runners before but you certainly upped the game with your fringe! Just one more thing I must try when I have time! Or maybe I will just win it!

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  19. Rene your runner is absolutely beautiful! Fingers crossed that I win!

    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

    Kat :)

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  20. oh i love this you did a fantastic job, would love to win 1!!!!!

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  21. Rene...Why yes, I would love to win this!!! So beautiful...wonderful work as usual and you place setting looked great! I hope you and your family have a fabulous Thanksgiving:)

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  22. Rene that is awesome! They have one at Pottery Barn on their fall table and it was pretty expensive. I was thinking the same thing about burlap, hello cheap! Yours looks great! I think I will try making one unless......I win one!

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  23. oh i DO love it! it's beautiful! i never thought to tie knots on the ends like that- genius! have a fabulous day tomorrow with your family, rene!

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  24. That would look great on the Craig's List dining table I bought on Saturday :) Love it!

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  25. I posted the giveaway on my blog : )

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  26. I love it Rene! Very simple and chic! It would go nicely on my table! :) Your place setting is very pretty as well!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  27. I LOVE this and would ADORE winning one!

    I am already a follower :)

    Lou Cinda :)

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  28. That looks fabulous! I just made a table runner out of burlap as well. I fringed the edges as well but not as much as yours.

    It's amazing how great burlap can look, isn't it?!

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  29. THIS is Fabulous!!! I'm going to have to make one myself one of these days! Janell

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  30. Just Beautiful!!! i love Burlap & painters drop cloth decorating!!!!
    Thanks Terri

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  31. This turned out really well! Very inventive!

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  32. Love it!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! already a follower~*~Hugs,Rachel

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  33. love it!! would LOVE to win it!! :)

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  34. Love the burlap table runner Rene! Thanks for the great tutorial - you made it look easy. I love to win it!

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  35. I really love it! I have wanted burlap runner but didn't want to make one myself. ;)

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  36. LOVED this! I have SO much leftover burlap from my wine/gift bags I made, so I'll have to try this!

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  37. This is so pretty--no laughter here! I'm a follower through email (FeedBurner.) I hope that counts! Thanks, and have a great Thanksgiving.

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  38. Love your table runner & how sweet you are to make one to give away. If I don't win I guess I will have to get busy making one. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!

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  39. This is so amazing. The knots are what makes this runner so special. Hope I win, I just became a follower!
    cynthiacowles@hotmail.com

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  40. i'm a new follower. Thanks for the fabulous runner.

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  41. Very pretty!

    tkcharlesworth@aol.com

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  42. Oh it is just to very pretty, love the fringe. Thanks for the chance to win and I'll being putting this on my sidebar of my blog!

    Rondell

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  43. I've been a follower of yours for a while and have always enjoyed stopping by for a visit!

    Rondell

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  44. I love your runner and in fact, am inspired to make something from burlap.

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  45. I put your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog. Thanks so much.

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  46. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I haven't seen the runners with the fringed edges as you have shown. I am a follower and would love to be entered in your give away.

    Happy holidays!

    Lisa

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  47. If I win, I may wear it! It looks so pretty---
    pve

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  48. I love your table runner! It is perfect year round. I am a follower -
    sharingink@gmail.com

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  49. I love the runner and sure would like one for my house.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Judy

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  50. Your runner is beautiful, Rene! I love the knotted fringe. You did a lovely job! I would love to win one of your runners. I'm a follower. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  51. Oohh love burlap and what a gorgeous runner. Would love to win and thanks for the generous giveaway. Fingers and toes crossed.
    Rebecca x

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  52. Love it....I am a follower.

    Roxanna
    roxemor@aol.com

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  53. so pretty. I would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  54. Rene! You
    are a champ!
    Love this,
    and you : )
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    my friend!!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: Of course,
    I'd love to win
    this!

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  55. I would love to win it. Simple and pretty. Thank you!

    tkcharlesworth@aol.com

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  56. Hi Rene, I have wanted a burlap runner for quite a while but being a non-sewer I haven't attempted making one. I love yours especially the fringe! Thanks for this great giveaway and I am already a follower.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  57. Rene, I am posting the giveaway on my sidebar. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    xo, Sherry

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  58. Great tutorial. I definitely love the fringe :)

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  59. I love this, so pretty how you added fringe with a knot, it's gorgoeus!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!
    XOXO
    Kristin

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  60. Wow, Rene, I love this! Great tutorial, as usual, too. And your table setting is so lovely and natural; I adore it! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  61. This is darling and I would love to win one! Hope your day is filled with many blessings!

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  62. Great tutorial, Renee! I made myself a burlap runner earlier this fall, but did it the lazy way, which means there was no sewing involved. Of course, the edges are fraying from use so if I don't win your runner, I will be modifying my with hemmed edges for next year. :) (And I will definitely borrow your idea to knot the frayed ends--that never crossed my mind but it looks so chic!) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  63. I love all things burlap! I don't sew - please, please let me win this! I love it so and would use it all the time.

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  64. I've shared your blog post on my facebook account! Another chance for me to win the runner, I hope!

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  65. I really like the table runner, it would look really nice on my dining room table. Great giveaway!

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  66. beautiful!!!

    i'm a follower on google friend connect!

    jillian xoxo
    http://just-jillian.blogspot.com

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  67. shared on facebook!

    jillian xoxo
    http://just-jillian.blogspot.com

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  68. Oh, I am totally in love with this. I hope I can win one, but, if not, I HOPE, with your great instructions, I might make one.
    I am a follower...hope you will come over and follow me. :)

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  69. I'm posting your great giveaway on my sidebar.
    Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win one of your pretty burlap runners.

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  70. Rene,

    I love both the burlap runner as well as the great tutorial - now if only I could sew.... I have been reading your blog for some time now, but have only just now signed up as one of your followers.

    Thanks for your great decorating inspirations as well as hosting this giveaway.

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  71. I am a follower on google/blogger and LOVE the table runner. Oh I can see it on my table NOW. ;-)

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  72. I think I just fell in love. The shot of the long fringe is stunning! A true head turner that table runner is for certain! I want one. :)

    Donna

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  73. I'm a follower on blogger. Thank you so much for the instructions and I think I will try one, but would love to win one also since sometimes I just don't make it to the projects I would like to try.

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  74. Totally stunning! The fringe totally sets this creation apart from anything I've seen. I am in LOVE.

    SNS #58 sidebar feature for you this weekend. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  75. So nice! I love this runner! What a great job and nice tutorial.

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  76. So pretty! Love the look and the great pictures on how to make it all happen

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  77. Simple and yet SO beautiful! If I don't win I will be making one myself!

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  78. Your runner is beautiful! But then, everything you do is fabulous. I love the knotted fringe.
    Wonderful giveaway and extra special because you made it.
    I would love to win.

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  79. i would love to win! so pretty!

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  80. Oh I love this and you make it look so easy!! Just beautiful!! I would love to have one!! I am a follower! :)

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  81. Oh my gosh, I forgot to tell you I posted your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  82. beautiful, and would look so awesome in my kitchen!!

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  83. Its like you are READING MY MIND! I have a sack of burlap just waiting to be made into a runner, but haven't had the time. You inspired me again! so beautiful! great job!!!

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  84. I adore this runner!! I am a follower of course!

    Also Come and Enter my giveaway from Fifi Flowers!
    xoxo

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  85. Absolutely lovely! Gorgeous blog and I adore the burlap runner. I found you through The Shabby Nest. Your blog is charming. Consider me a dedicated follower!

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  86. This is so pretty, I think I'll need to make one. Yay for a project! =)

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  87. Wonderful project! I will have to look for some burlap.

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  88. Rene, I followed your link from my blog here, and love your fringed burlap table runner! You make the project look easy with those fabulous photos.

    So now that I'm an official Friend...I am officially entered in your giveaway. :)

    Visit Seedplanter Designs again soon. Maybe even click that Follow button next time - ?

    Take care!

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  89. What a great tutorial. I would love to win this. It reminds me of a project I did in Girl Scouts years ago.

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  90. It's an absolutely stunning table runner. (I am now following).

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  91. Rene, The fringe on this runner is simply fabulous! Great tutorial. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  92. so simple and elegant! would love to win this!

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  93. What a fabulous giveaway!! I love the fringed runner. Please count me in.

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  94. I just posted about your fabulous giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

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  95. how beautiful! i'm a follower. i always thought i followed you before, i guess i never hit the button until now!!!

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  96. Of course I am a follower and of course I would love to win the runner!

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  97. I am a new follower! I love this runner...like the way you knotted the fringe...very nice! Thanks! ♥

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  98. I LOVE your runner. The fringe is such a neat addition. I would love to win one. Thank-you for hosting and the opportunity to win!

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  99. I would love to win this - it's beautiful. I was just telling a friend yesterday about it. She has the Ballard table and burlap table skirt. Yours is prettier.

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  100. LOVE love love your table runner! My friend and I were just talking about making a burlap table runner, and I found yours...it's perfect! Love the knots and fringe..thanks so much for the tutorial :)

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  101. just saw a drapery panel at Thanks giving point in burlap for 157$ you could make it in a heart beat! love your stuff.

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  102. I am following.
    Was trying to write comment when I was distracted by "taking a photo of toddlers" on Nate show. (Big smiles) Know you can relate!

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  103. this would be perfect for my table and dining room! it is exactly what i had in mind for my new home!

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  104. I love this tutorial.. I have been looking for a runner for my table and this is just perfect! I will make one today! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  105. Love the table runner, I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

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  106. I love this table runner. It's simple and elegant and gives a lovely understated fall feel. Marvelous! I wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring this tutorial on a fall round-up on my blog (www.craftycritique.com) later this week. Feel free to stop by and check it out! :)

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  107. So simple yet so lovely.:) Burlap is such a wonderful material. Thanks for sharing.:)

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  110. Beautiful.. I Love Burlap! Love the knotted fringe, thanks for the tuturial. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  111. Love it and I'm going to make it! Thanks for sharing! Greetings from Germany

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  112. What a lovely project! Thanks for the great directions. A great way to add a welcoming touch to a dinner or luncheon.

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  113. thank you for the inspiration! My friend and I made them two, you can see mine here: http://graceadkins.blogspot.com/2012/01/diy-burlap-table-runners-by-mary-kay.html

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  114. I would love one of these to put on my sofa table!!! I follow you via Google Friend Connect!!!

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  115. I tweeted abut your give-a-way:
    https://twitter.com/Nannie2four

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  116. I would love to win this! What a great idea!!

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  117. Such a cute idea! I would love to win this.

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  118. What thread/spacing did you use to sew your seams? The pics are beautiful!!!!!

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  119. I found this tutorial on Pinterest and made my own. Thanks! You can see mine here: http://erine.typepad.com/eckenrode_family/2013/07/back-in-my-sewing-groove.html

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  120. I love this and I will be making this for my kitchen. Thanks for posting th.

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