Faux Grain Sack Table Runner

A while back I was reading a post from Kathy at  Creative Home Expressions  about a runner she made out of toweling purchased from Fabric.com.  I loved the fabric and I especially loved that this could be a no sew project.  I may not know how to sew but I can use an iron!

The toweling fabric is already finished on both sides so all you have to do is hem the ends or in my case use iron on hemming tape. This was such an easy project and took less than five minutes to complete.


I just had to show you my $7.00 alabaster grapes again.  The food cover and tray
went from painted white to gray in this post.
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I will be hosting Summer Entertaining on June 23 so get your Summer recipes and tablescapes ready to link up.  Visit  At The Picket Fence  for more details about the party.
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42 thoughts on “Faux Grain Sack Table Runner”

  1. Sherry – so great! I was so inspired I went right to the fabric.com link and I did not see anything as cute as your fabric when I typed in "toweling". Are they sold out do you think or did I go to the wrong place? Thanks, Laura

  2. I love this! I had no idea they made 'toweling' like this!! Way to go, Sherry. I think you have introduced another blog copy-cat trend. 🙂

  3. Sherry- I had not seen that fabric either. LOVE it! I will have to check out the source for it. I can't wait to see the upcoming "party". Hugs-Diana

  4. Love the fabric Sherry. Please give me some more information about the fabric like what fabric.com calls it as I would love to purchase some. Loving your blog and the name says it all, I am your newest follower. Found you on French Country Cottage.

  5. I love the idea for a runner made from towel fabric! I never knew they made fabric like that…I'd love to have some of that 🙂

  6. you know I worked in a fabric store and we sold linen tea toweling by the meter,, (canada here) and this is where I get my toweling,, never thought of using for anything else,, such a great look,, I;m a newbie and have been reading all your past posts,, I'm a new follower,, great photos,

  7. LOVE your runner! I was in MI a couple of weeks ago visiting and found the same fabric, but with blue stripes.. yep, a few yards of this came home with me!!

  8. Hi Sherry…I have seen this at Fabric.com but never ordered any. I really need to because it looks incredible! There is a shop on eBay that sells vintage toweling at about 50.00 a yard. It's awesome but not worth that price! I do love to look at it though…hope you have a great week.

  9. Sherry, just got your message and have already added your name and link to my sidebar participant's list! I'm so glad you are going to join us Friday for the Wedding Party!! I'm so excited to see what everyone will share! And thanks for being such a sweetheart to add my party button to your sidebar to help spread the news! BTW, I love your no-sew runner!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  10. Hi Sherry, I love the runner! I tried to find the fabric at fabric.com, but can't find it under toweling. Does it have a name? Probably a "blog stampede" has cleaned them out! Would love to know the name. Thanks, Linda

  11. A lovely table top! 🙂 I want one of those table runners… I'm off to check out Fabric.com.

    Have a great week!

  12. You are just too clever my friend! I adore it and I love that it is "no sew"! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday! We're sharing the link on our Facebook Page. Can't wait for the party!!


  13. Hi Sherry! I'm one of the multitudes that want to buy some of that fabric, but can't find it at Fabric.com. What keyword did you use? Thanks for the great tutorial and the great idea, girlie!

    xoxo laurie

  14. Visiting from the Freckled Laundry link party. I have admired this fabric for a while on fabric.com, but never bought it because I couldn't picture myself making a bunch of small towels. This is a great project and I can find five minutes in my busy day to make one for myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

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