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No Sew Table Runner and Buffalo Plaid Chargers

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Need a quick and easy way to change up your decor? Try this no sew table runner and buffalo plaid chargers without any sewing!

no sew buffalo plaid and burlap table runners for fall

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” ~unknown

I don’t know about you but 2020 has made me weary.

I’m tired of the constant conflict on social media and the way this year has divided friends and family.

Discord seems to permeate relationships and faith. I long to go back to the time when we could disagree and still love each other. It seemed we didn’t have to attend every argument we were invited to.

But it’s fall, my absolute favorite time of the year. The weather is cooler and the breeze so sweet.

A table topped with plates of food on a plate, with Table Runner and Tablecloth

Even though there are heavy, life changing topics to be prayed about with words wisely spoken, I’m choosing to enjoy my home and the beauty of seasonal decorating.

This year I wanted to add some buffalo plaid elements to my home and I adore how everything turned out! Sometimes it’s the little things that can make our heart happy!

Easy tips for making a No Sew Table Runner and Buffalo Plaid Chargers:

  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Turn your fabric to the inside and lay your charger base on top. Use a marker or pen and trace outline onto fabric.
  3. Cut out fabric, allowing a slight edge to trim later.
  4. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the top of charger. Press fabric on top and add a second coat and smooth completely.
  5. Once chargers are dry trim around the edges with scissors.
  6. Decide on necessary length of fabric for table runner. Add an inch on all sides for the hem and cut out fabric.
  7. Press a 1″ margin around the entire length with iron.
  8. Follow instructions for iron on adhesive and press onto fabric using iron.
  9. Let fabric cool and remove paper layer.
  10. Fold over hem and iron to attach to fabric.

One of the places I love to decorate for the season is my farmhouse table. (You can read about that transformation here.)

fall table with no sew buffalo plaid and burlap table runners

For years this was the location of many a homeschool lesson and unending meals. There wasn’t a lot of pretty going on but our table served us well.

Now since it’s usually only my husband and me I want to see all the pretty things when we share a meal together!

Since I’m an avid no sew gal, these two projects are perfect for those who don’t sew! That’s right. Two projects, DIY buffalo check and burlap chargers plus a no sew table runner!

If you’d prefer to watch a video here it is!

No Sew Table Runner and Buffalo Plaid Chargers

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Materials:

Step 1. Gather your materials.

Most of the products you need are available at your local craft store.

I found the “gratitude” salad plates last year at my dollar store and stocked up! Our extended family celebrates with a big Thanksgiving dinner at our house.

If you find something you like at the dollar store grab them! If not, there’s a chance they’re gone and you may never see them again.

My white dinner plates were a yard sale purchase, and I love to mix and match with them! The dollar store may have these as well.

Step 2. Turn your fabric to the inside and lay your charger base on top. Use a marker or pen and trace outline onto fabric.

Trace around charger onto buffalo plaid fabric

The instructions are the same for both the burlap and buffalo plaid fabric.

Step 3. Cut out fabric, allowing a slight edge to trim later.

cut out black and white buffalo plaid fabric

Step 4. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the top of charger. Press fabric on top and add a second coat and smooth completely.

Add layer of Mod Podge to charger

I like to use Mod Podge like a glue so I added one coat directly on top of the charger and then a second once the fabric was smoothed into place.

Add Mod Podge to top of buffalo plaid charger to seal

Don’t hesitate to use your hands and get messy when placing the fabric! If you use burlap adding the Mod Podge is messy! You need to have enough so it bleeds through the holes in the fabric.

Step 5. Once chargers are dry trim around the edges with scissors.

I like to turn them over and trim from the underneath.

Black and white buffalo plaid charger with grateful plate

The burlap is a little bit messier but I love the results!

burlap charger with grateful plate and plaid table runner

Step 6. For the table runner decide on necessary length of fabric and add an inch on all sides for the hem. Cut out fabric.

Step 7. Press a 1″ margin around the entire length with iron.

Press seam on buffalo plaid fabric

Step 8. Follow instructions for iron on adhesive and press onto fabric using iron.

Attach adhesive to buffalo plaid fabric with iron

Some adhesives have a paper backing and some don’t. Make sure and read the directions for applying on your fabric correctly.

Step 9. Let fabric cool and remove paper layer.

Remove paper from tape adhesive on fabric.

Step 10. Fold over hem and iron to attach to fabric.

A cellphone

And you’re done! This technique of adding a no sew hem is so easy! I use it all the time in my home.

In fact, for this fall tablescape I used both a brown burlap no sew runner and the black and white buffalo plaid one. I love the layered look!

Burlap and buffalo plaid no sew runners in layered tables cape

The rustic accents look amazing against our barn door. Simple but lovely!

fall table with rustic wood accents and no sew table runners

What’s your favorite way to decorate for fall?

For more no sew projects check out these posts:

A bedroom with a bed and a window

DIY Fabric Rag Banner

Step by step tutorial for making a no sew window valance using fabric, plywood, a dowel and staples. Absolutely no sewing required!

No Sew Window Valance

A bedroom with a bed in a room

No Sew DIY Bed Skirt

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17 Comments

  1. YES!!!! No sew is always a winner. I must admit I love sewing, it’s so relaxing but lugging the sewing machine out of the craft cupboard is always such a mission. Probably because there’s just so much stuff precariously balanced in front of the machine 😀 The burlap and plaid combo is so very pretty too.

    1. Hi, Michelle. You’re so lucky to be a seamstress but I totally understand lugging the machine out (for me it’s the Cricut!) Easy is best!

  2. Wow Marty! You really outdid yourself. These look fabulous. I love classic buffalo check. Ideal for any style. Thanks for the idea. I’m off to make my own now.
    Have a great week!

  3. Marty i love the words you shared about this year. I think we are all weary. But the inspiration you share with others is beauty, love and hope my friend . Thank you for this. I love no sew projects, too. I like the pattern you chose too.

  4. I think it looks great. I agree we should all be able to decorate to suit our own style without being concerned if others will approve. And the no sew is a total bonus as I hate sewing if I don’t have too.

  5. Another great one, Marty. And I am glad people feel your home is “homey”. To me that means comfortable, peaceful, inviting and loving. A house is a house but a home is who lives there like a church is a building but the spirit and people are the “church”.

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