Faux Grain Sack Table Runner

by Sherry
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.
In celebration of Summer there will be a week long party sponsored by
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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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style June 3, 2011 - 2:49 am

I have not seen this fabric. What a great idea. Love it.

Sarah June 3, 2011 - 2:49 am

Sherry, what a great idea. The runner looks wonderful. ~ Sarah

Finding Home June 3, 2011 - 2:50 am

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

WhiteWhispers2u June 3, 2011 - 3:21 am

Those grapes are fabulous! I would buy them myself for sure.Love the setting~Cheers Kim

~ Regan June 3, 2011 - 3:27 am

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. 🙂

Karen June 3, 2011 - 4:07 am

Love that toweling, it looks great as a runner. The food cover and tray are so gorgeous as are those grapes.

kimberly.labate June 3, 2011 - 6:37 am

but where is your "ruffly goodness"?


Sarah Gibbs June 3, 2011 - 8:47 am

What a wonderful fabric choice

paula June 3, 2011 - 10:44 am

Love the runner! Any no-sew project is a perfect one for me:)

NanaDiana June 3, 2011 - 11:14 am

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

sissie June 3, 2011 - 11:51 am

Love it!!!


Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch June 3, 2011 - 12:41 pm

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.

Pattie June 3, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Sherry sounds like one heck of a party… And what a great runner…


Amy @MaisonDecor June 3, 2011 - 1:16 pm

I love fabric.com! Your runner looks so country chic Sherry! As does the stuff you put on the table.

Amy Kinser June 3, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Your runner is fantastic. I love the way your table top looks with your baskets and your grapes. Lovely…

Ricki Jill Treleaven June 3, 2011 - 3:58 pm

Great runner, and a super idea! Thanks for sharing. I think the Blog Party will be so much fun *giggles*

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions June 3, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Thanks for the mention and link, Sherry! Great idea to hem it with the iron on tape!

xinex June 3, 2011 - 5:50 pm

Beautiful vignette! Love the runner….Christine

Becca June 3, 2011 - 6:31 pm

Fabulous idea, Sherry! It looks great … love your vignette, too, with the alabaster grapes !! xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting June 3, 2011 - 10:19 pm

I love it Sherry!! And love the fact it was a no sew project because I can't sew for my life! Have a great weekend, Martina

Yvonne @ StoneGable June 4, 2011 - 2:19 am

I love your new runner! Thanks for the info about the fabric source!
I'll be joing you for the blog party… what fun!

Anonymous June 4, 2011 - 3:34 am

I love it..What a great idea..I am off to fabric.com..haha..Have a great week-end..

Becky June 4, 2011 - 3:49 pm

This is my type of project!!

Queenie June 4, 2011 - 5:10 pm

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 🙂

laurie June 4, 2011 - 8:04 pm

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,

Tynk June 4, 2011 - 9:07 pm

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!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home June 5, 2011 - 7:53 am

What great fabric, Sherry. I must have missed Kathy's post. It's a lot of look for not a lot of work.

Ann from On Sutton Place June 6, 2011 - 12:43 am

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.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents June 6, 2011 - 3:05 am

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

Luciane at HomeBunch.com June 6, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Good morning, my dear friend!

How have you been? Busy, I see. 🙂

I love this… it's so, so charming! Good job and great idea!

Wishing you a very blessed week!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Linda (Nina's Nest) June 6, 2011 - 12:49 pm

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

Liz June 7, 2011 - 1:21 am

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

Have a great week!

Sell WoW Accounts June 7, 2011 - 9:22 am

really lovely~

blesid June 7, 2011 - 11:14 am

Perfecto! Love the idea … and the fact I don't have to get out my sewing machine. I'm much better with my iron! jules

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) June 7, 2011 - 8:44 pm

I love your table runner, it is fabulous and the grapes with the gray wicker are stunning. Such a lovely table centerpiece. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs Marty

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ June 9, 2011 - 6:12 pm

So very pretty. I am looking so forward to the blog party!

Poppy June 10, 2011 - 2:43 am

Love your vignette Sherry.. the wicker accents goes so perfectly on your counter…. and I'm loving those alabaster grapes! Thanks for sharing this website… toweling fabric for a runner…. neat idea! It looks wonderful in your vignette. Have a nice weekend!~Poppy


freckled laundry June 10, 2011 - 3:04 am

Love that toweling fabric & your vignette, Sherry! Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! ~Jami

At The Picket Fence June 10, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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!!


raggygirlvintage June 10, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Lovin' the french farmstyle look!

Heaven's Walk June 11, 2011 - 12:48 am

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

Rebecca June 11, 2011 - 2:37 am

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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