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Vintage Grain Sack Runner from a Drop Cloth

Vintage Grain Sack Runner from a Drop Cloth

Here’s another simple and inexpensive gift idea that you can make at home in about an hour, a Vintage, Raw Edge, Grain Sack Runner from a Drop Cloth. Everyone loves things made from grain-sacks right now, so why not make a faux for a friend.


Faux Grain Sack Runner Tutorial

I make mine 18″ wide and use your own judgement for the length. Most people use them as island or table runners so keep that in mind for your size. First gather your supplies: you will need a drop cloth, paint color of your choice, textile medium, painters tape, paint brush or roller, and a sewing machine.


I cut two pieces the same size so the runner is a heavier weight, and tape off the stripes I want to mimic a grain sack. Stipple the paint onto the drop cloth and let dry. Set with an iron according to the directions on the back of the medium. 


Place right sides facing outside and top stitch around the edge, when washed (follow directions on the back of the medium) it will have a nice fuzzy raw edge. I put the grain sack stripes on both sides and make the project reversible, if someone spills something on it at the last minute you can just turn it over and continue on without anyone knowing.


Grain Sack Runner

Currently I am using this one on my kitchen island, I may not want to give it up as a gift.  If you missed the Grain Sack Coasters click here for an easy tutorial on making them.


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    1. Thank you Martina have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Thank you Susan, I have decided to keep it right where it is on my kitchen island.

  1. Really cute! Love your cabin dishes! Wishing you and your family a wonderful, and very Merry Christmas Dawn!!!
    xo Kris

    1. Kris, they are my favorite Christmas dishes and I use them every year. Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful Christmas yourself.

  2. Dawn,
    The runner is awesome. Looks great with your dishes. Merry Christmas.

    1. Kris, Merry Christmas to you also. Did you get the ice storm last night? We are without power and the projected date for restoration is December 27th or 28th.

  3. I love the stripe! Very festive.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Hi Dawn,

    Just loving this grain sack project! I love red, as you may know and think this came out so darn well.
    Hugs, Lynnie

    1. Lynnie, Thanks for stopping by, it was so easy to do and I am currently using it on my kitchen island 🙂

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