No Sew Table RunnerThis review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.
I wish I could sew, I really do…and I am sure with enough time and practice, I could at least be an ok seamstress. However, time is not on my side, and I cannot always beg my friends to sew for me. I wanted a ruffled rustic table runner, I knew I couldn’t sew one, I also knew I might be pushing the boundaries of my friendships if I asked them to sew me a ruffled table runner. I needed a no sew table runner!! I also wanted more than just burlap and ruffles on my runner…Check out those adorable little apples! So easy, so cute! I just adore the final result of this little runner! Be sure to look for it in a fall party soon!
I happened to have a ruffled scarf I knew I wouldn’t ever wear, so I cut it, and voila, my ruffles were DONE! Next, I gathered some burlap from my fabric stash and cut it to the width of my ruffled scarf. I purchased some no sew heat bond at JoAnn’s Fabric…I can tell you that is a non-sewers best friend!
Now that the ruffles were on the burlap, I wanted to add some cute fall apples! I used Expressions Vinyl Heat Transfer red and green vinyl from the Lego pack. I haven’t ever used heat transfer vinyl before, so I was a little nervous. However, I quickly discovered that it is very easy to use! I used my Cricut to cut out several apples. (*TIP* place the vinyl shiny side up, and mirror your image) Once I cut the apples, stems, and leaves, I carefully pulled away the excess vinyl, leaving the excess clear adhesive on the image.
Iron on. I placed the runner directly onto our tile floor, and pressed VERY hard on the iron for about 30 seconds. I peeked to make sure it was ironed on, and if it needed a little more time, I held the iron on for a few more seconds. I repeated this step for each apple.
I am SMITTEN with my no sew ruffled table runner!