How To Make A No-Sew Fall Table Runner

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I am sharing a tutorial for a no sew fall table runner that you can easily make!

Hi, my friends!

You’ve certainly seen me blogging, Facebooking and Instragraming about the new house enough – moving week has finally arrived for us!

I’ve asked a few good friends to help me out over the next couple of weeks as we get settled in a bit so that it won’t be crickets over here.

Today, Barb from The Everyday Home is sharing an easy no sew fall project.


No-Sew Fall Leaf Runner.Pin

Hello everyone!

I am so happy to be guest posting here at Worthing Court for

my dear friend, Suzy.

This is a DIY project that I hope you will enjoy reading about and

want to try, also. This fall table runner is so easy to make and will look great on a

side table or a dining table, too!

Thanks so much for letting me share!

xxoo, Barb


No-Sew Fall Leaf Runner


Who says you have to own a sewing machine to

create awesome fabric projects?

If you have some Stitch Witchery and a hot glue gun

– the possibilities are endless.

But, don’t let companies like Singer and Brother know.

It’s not good for the sewing machine indutsry. 🙂

Ok…let’s get started on the No-Sew Fall Leaf Runner.

The leaf table runner on a wooden dresser with small gourds and pumpkins on top.Pin

I only spent about $10 on my supplies. I did have some

of the items on hand already.

1) 1/2 yard waffle-weave fabric

(you could use linen, burlap or even drop cloth)

2) 2.5 yards decorative trim

3) (3-4) colors of felt squares

4) 1/2 Yard Heat ‘n Bond

5) Stitch Witchery

(I already had both on hand)

6) (opt) Package of Decorative Buttons

(I already had on hand)

7) Glue Gun and sticks

8) Iron

The fabric, buttons, and other items are on the table to make the runner.Pin

1) Decide how wide and how long you want your runner to be.

Cut fabric accordingly, allowing an extra 1″ on each side.

2) Turn fabric under 1/2″, and iron flat. Turn fabric another 1/2″.

Place Stitch Witchery between turned layers.

Apply heat using an iron set on high. It only takes a few

seconds for the Stitch Witchery to “melt” and bond the fabric together

to create a hem.

Using the stitch wizard to create a hem by ironing it on.Pin

3) Hem both sides. You can also hem the ends, but I did not since

they will be covered with the felt leaves.

4) Next, apply the decorative trim to each long side with a glue gun.

Applying the decorative trim to the runner.Pin

I used the lines of waffle-weave fabric to guide me and

allow me to create a straight line with the trim.

You may want to lightly mark a line with a pencil before

applying the trim if working with another type of fabric.

The dark brown decorative trim on the no sew runner.Pin

5) Now you need to prepare your squares of felt to cut your leaves.

I wanted to add a backing to the felt so it would give the leaves some

body, but you can stick this step.

Showing the paper side of the felt sheet.Pin

Place the felt on an iron-able surface, add the Heat ‘n Bond paper side up

on top of the felt. Using a medium-setting on your iron –

iron over the paper backing for about 2-3 seconds all over

until the Heat ‘n Bond adheres.

Then, peel the paper backing off…

Peeling the backing from the felt.Pin

Your felt back will look like this once the paper backing is peeled away.

The felt on the table.Pin

It’s not sticky at all, as it may appear. It just adds a layer on the back

which creates some body to an otherwise “floppy” fabric.

I printed two leaf shapes from online, sized them on the copier to the

size I wanted, and traced the shapes on the back of the felt with a

marker. Then, I cut out the leaves. I cut out 20 leaves total so

I would have extra to play with during the placement.

The multicoloured fall leaves on the runner.Pin

6) Place the felt leaves along the ends of the runner so that some of the leaves

sticks out beyond the edge of the fabric.

This is why the backing is important.

Once you are happy with the placement, use a few drops of hot glue on

the backs of the leaves to adhere them to the runner.

7) (optional) I had a package of cute Fall buttons leftover from a project

from last year…

Applying the button to the leaves on the felt runner.Pin

I added a few decorative buttons randomly along the leaf border.

You could even use buttons to create a cute monogram above

the leaf border.

And that’s it.

How easy was that?

The fall table runner on the table.Pin

Honestly, you could whip a table runner up in about an hour.

The timeliest part is cutting out the pretty leaves.

Up close picture of leaf detail on the runner.Pin


If you loved this project, I would love for you to follow me at

The Everyday Home Blog

I would also love for you to pin this to your

favorite Pinterest Boards:

No-Sew Fall Leaf Table Runner poster.Pin

Barb’s home is just lovely and this is just one example of the many projects, tutorials and recipes that you’ll find at The Everyday Home. 
Thank you so much for sharing with us today, my friend!

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