Two Holidays-One No-Sew Reversible Table Runner

Thank you for all the wonderful feedback on my fall home tour (please click here if you missed it).  I mentioned that I would be sharing the details on a few projects from my fall home. 

Today, let's talk about the table runner.

  This was a quick and easy project.  The best part, I was able to kill to seasonal birds with one stone, Fall and Christmas.  Here is a look at my fall dining table...

Below is a closer look at the table runner.  I found the beautiful fabric for this project at Hobby Lobby on 50% off day.  I loved the funky design and warm fall colors combined with gray and black.  It was perfect for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving... 

…and Christmas!  Check out the reverse side…

I used one yard of fabric, two spools of wide grosgrain ribbon and a can of fusible adhesive.  
The side edges of the fabric were naturally fringed which I like, so I left them as they were.  I covered the raw ends (where the cuts were made) with the black ribbon to give it a finished look. 

I mentioned in my fall home tour that I only had one weekend to prepare our home.  Therefore, I took every short cut possible.   Before attaching the ribbon to the raw edge I had to make sure the cuts were nice and straight.  Instead of tracking down my level and yard stick, I let my floor do the work.  I laid my fabric out on the tile and used the grout lines as a guide.  

Please don't tell anyone my table runner was on the floor. ;)

After pinning the ribbon into place, I used my fusible adhesive to attach it to the fabric.  Then I trimmed the stray threads, flipped it over and attached ribbon to the flip side (the Christmas side).  

Here is a peek at my Thanksgiving place setting with the fall side...

flip it over and this is what I have planned for Christmas...

I have to admit, the fabric was a bit of a splurge ($35/yard full price).  My advice is to watch for a sale, like I did or, justify the cost knowing that it will carry you through two seasons.  
Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Sweet Fabric!! totally worth the splurge, especially at 1/2 off. Because if you think about it, you got 2 tablerunners for the price of one...Love that it's reversible!

  2. I am confused about where the black ribbon is........I don't see it on the table runner.
    Thank you!

  3. Love your dishes, especially the black and white dinner plate. Where did you get them?

  4. I love your dishes, especially the black and white dinner plate. Where did you get them?

  5. This is a fantastic DIY project! I'm always looking for a gift for the women in my family that I can make myself. This is perfect and pairs up well with my inability to sew, LOL.


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