Monday, August 6, 2012

Burlap and Ticking

I found a queen size bed ruffle with  a ticking ruffle on it.  Immediately, I picked it up (for only $1!) at our local thrift store.  I knew that I would combine it with my find of burlap bags.  ( I picked up 200 of them for only $10!  Yes, that's right, they were only $.05 each! I overindulged in them, and could take no less than 200 because of the price.)  One of the problems with my new bags is that they are a little smaller than the printed ones that I have.  I personally like really long table runners because I have a really big table, but I decided to get over my own feelings and make this runner as long as I could (the ruffle really helped, too).
 So here is the runner.  I think the ticking and the burlap really look great together.
 I know how to make ruffles and have ticking, but for $1 I thought that this really was worth using from a different source!
You could have it in the middle of a big table like above, or you could have the ruffle hang down the edge of the table.  Not bad for only $1.05!  (I have tons of the ticking left, too)

This is getting listed in my Etsy Shop.  Please consider checking this out and many other items that we have made.  We use our Etsy Shop to save for 4-H trips for our kids.

Please let me know what you think and check out the blogs on the right-hand column that I love to link up to.


  1. I love burlap and I love ticking. What a great combination. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute at

  2. Wow! You are the queen of treasure finders! What great finds. I love how you put them together. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

    1. In fact, I love this project so much that I'll be featuring it at tonight's Make it Great Linky party at Etcetorize! I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button and link up again~

  3. How cute...two of my favorite fabrics:) Drop by and enter my current GIVEAWAY…you will have a chance to WIN a canvas print from your family pics.


  4. This is so cute. They are two of my fave home decor fabrics too!

  5. I love it paired with the ticking! So fresh!

  6. Never have used or hand anything with burlap. You are certainly using is nicely.

  7. Hi Dori, you certainly hit the mother lode of sacks! your table runner is wonderful, I'm a fan of ticking AND burlap. really cute, be sure and come over to my blog on Monday Mornings and link up your Etsy items on Monday Marketplace!

  8. Cute idea! If I'd seen the bags or ticking I'd have jumped on them too! I love how you combined them to make something so cute! Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!

  9. Really cute runner. You did a good job on it.
    Over from Charm....

  10. That looks great! Good idea to use the bedskirt.

  11. This is really quite beautiful - burlap seems to go with just about everything. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  12. That looks like something I would make! Very cute.
    Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  13. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  14. Hi,
    I need sisal burlap sacks for upcycling. You mentioned that you got the bags @0.05$ each. How can I get the stuff?


Thanks so much for your comments! I love to hear from you!