Table Runner Made From Fabric Scraps

by LOVEofdiy
7 Materials
My porch needed a good over haul.
After all the rain we’ve seen here in Georgia everything was mildewed!
I white washed my pallet table on the porch. Then Decided to make this!
A table runner made of knotted fabric strands loosely braided secured to a canvas backing.
Find all the fabric you can!
Cut 2 inch wide strips.

CUT, Rip, CUT, Rip CUT!!!!! Whatever the specific fabric will allow you to do.

I recommend a zig zag cut.

This will avoid having to tie all the ends together as much

– Cut along the long edge then back

-Tie ends together so that you have separate color strand piles.

see below
Make your Strands piles:

1 neutral colors – white, cream and beige.

1 cool colors- greens yellows etc…

1 warm colors – pinks, oranges & reds


Tape the end of each color strand with blue painters tape.
Braid enough to cover the surface of the canvas size you have cut.

Secure all three strands together, giving yourself enough space to braid small segments! You will see way.

I had to trim of some of my
tie your fabric to base
Tape the ends of each braid segment with painter tape
glue braid to canvas

Once you have braided enough to cover your canvas surface, glue the braids to the canvas with fabric glue.

Secure the end of each braid with needle and thread to the canvas at both ends on the runner

-Trim any excess braids ends to even

-Use yarn to run around each braid at the ends on each side and tie each off
Suggested materials:
  • Fabric   (Around the house)
  • Canvas or drop cloth canvas   (Homedepot or amazon)
  • Scissors
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  • LOVEofdiy LOVEofdiy on Apr 23, 2017
    I glad you all like the project😊

  • Eleanor Lesnak Eleanor Lesnak on Apr 24, 2017
    This takes me back. My Mother who was a fabulous seamstress (She made all of my sister's and my clothes.). She actually made a round rug. Sowed the braids together. FYI I am 80 so it was a long time ago! eml