(Closed) How much burlap do I order? DIY Table Runner Q’s!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If this helps….  I made 10ft x 1ft table runners for 3ft x 8ft tables (with ruffles) and guestimated 3 yards per 2 runners (2 fit on a width of 40″) for mine and had plenty left over to make pillow slips and flags for deco.  The ruffles were definitely the most challenging part, but once I did a few, it wasn’t bad.  I had minimal sewing experience before hand and really didn’t find the whole thing challenging.  I did make runners for our buffet tables (out of a different fabric) and was glad I did – as it added some of our wedding flair to the buffet line.  I didn’t fray our runners, I made 1 inch hems on all sides (which was super easy and think it would probably be easier to do the hems than the fraying).  The burlap hung over the sides just fine; it wasn’t too stiff or anything.

Good luck and feel free to PM me if you have any questions!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Your idea for the RL fabric you have is wonderful.  That’s a great way to tie it all together!  We didn’t do much for “storing” as I made them in CA and shipped them very tightly packed to NH for our wedding.  There was definitely no ironing involved!  Burlap is fairly forgiving…  we made up the tables a few days before the wedding (we had the venue for a week in advance – small town!) and there were no wrinkles on the runners at all.  (Not so much for our tablecloths that we rented for underneath – but I really didn’t care at that point.)  My one piece of advice if you are using rental tablecloths as a base is to communicate the exact size of the rental cloth you want – as opposed to the table size they’re going on.  The folks we rented from ordered them big enough for the table, but our runners ended up hanging longer (which irked me, but no one else seemed to care or notice).  I’ll PM you a link to our wedding photos online and you can just PM me if you have any questions about our decor.  

 

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