burlap

posted 2 years ago in Decor
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I haven’t heard of burlap tableclothes, but rather table runners.  Those are sold online: on weddingbee, craigslist, etc.  Or you can just buy burlap in bulk and do the cutting and hemming yourself.  I would imagine you could order the fabric and make tablecloths yourself, but it will probably be expenseive.  Have you considered covering the tables in kraft paper?

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Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t be able to go to your reception D:

I’m deathly allergic to burlap. It sucks working in a fabric and craft store. I always have to call someone else to cut the burlap

If you want table runners, I don’t think you have to cut them. It looks more rustic/natural without needing the sides hemmed. And you can always get it at Joann Fabrics.

I don’t know if you have one nearby, but the burlap is a pretty good price per yard. You can just go buy maybe 10-16 yards and use a coupon on it. We have a phone app you can use to get between 40-60% off of a regular priced item.

Man I know this sounds like an ad but I figured it might help a little bit :D  

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Buzzing bee

@mrsrecon:  One last thing: there are different COLORS of burlap too! At least, our large format store has them. If you really have your heart set on it, then go with table runners. Then if someone is allergic, you can remove the runner from that table without removing an entire tablecloth. You still have the look you want without making one table stand out TOO much.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes buy the burlap yourself and cut them yourself! :)

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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You can get gardening burlap pretty cheap. http://www.gemplers.com/product/186073/Burlap-Rolls-Plain?pfx=25PJ

Or in crafting burlap is a little more spendy: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/hempcording.html

Also, you can get rolls in the width you want and then cut the ends and leave them “frayed”. More rustic vintage looking. 

I’m planning on having mason jars and burlap runners on family style tables, with squares of gingham fabric under each mason jar centerpiece. My FI proposed during a picnic style photo session, so the picnic/bbq/vintage theme is perfect!

Good luck!

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Wannabee

@mrsrecon:  What rental company did you end up finding the burlap at? I am having the same problem!

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