Monday, February 7, 2011

What Would You Call It…..A Burlap Doily?

I made one and I’m not sure what to call it…..a burlap doily, tablecloth or a table scarf? 


Well for now we’ll just call it a burlap doily unless you bloggers should say differently.  Anyway,  the other day I was cleaning out the closet and I came across two yards of burlap in my fabric stash.  With that much burlap I thought maybe I’ll just try and make a burlap doily for the kitchen table.

Don’t laugh but for the circular pattern I used one of our trash can lids .  I traced the lid on the burlap with a pencil and cut it out.  (The lid worked great!)


We all know that burlap will ravel and I wanted to add a ruffle so I used Fabric Fusion to keep it  from unraveling.  This stuff worked great! 


I cut 4” strips of burlap for the ruffle and gathered it by hand stitching. 


I pinned the ruffle to the circle and machine sewed it.


Considering I’m a self-taught sewer and the fact that I did this on the cuff, I’m happy with the way it turned out.  023











Thanks for stopping by.  May your day be filled with sunshine and all the happiness it can hold. 


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  1. Hi Gail,
    Your burlap doily turned out great! I really like it, if I still had a round table I would make one like it. You are a very good sewer!
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. Hi Gail! Oh, it's just lovely! I think you did a wonderful job and I'd call it a burlap doily too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Love this Gail!! It is so cute and looks great on your black table!

    Lou Cinda

  4. Gail,
    I so love this idea!!! I think maybe you should call it a BURLAP CENTERPIECE.


  5. it's beautiful, no matter what you call it!

  6. So cute whatever you want to call it. I call it beautiful!

  7. Oh I love it. What a creative idea. I like the ruffle and your tutorial is great. Looks fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. This is just too cute for words. I'm always amazed how the creative talent out there in blogland and the many things people are dreaming up with burlap... love it..
    hugs ~lynne~

  9. Gail, I love it. What a great idea. I guess you would call it a doily. Love your round table.

  10. I love it, Gail! Whatever you want to call it! : ) I'm impressed you were able to keep it in its round shape. Mine would have been egg shaped by the time I got the ruffle sewn on!

  11. looks great on the black round table. I have some burlap I think I'll try a smaller one. Don't laugh I use a pizza card board works great.Laugh if you want to its good for your soul.

  12. Fantastic idea for the burlap...looks great with the Christmas decor... :)

  13. Love me some burlap and ruffles!! lol--great idea for a round table-just might have to try this!! Claire

  14. Well, whatever you call it, it look just great! Nice Job.

  15. Gail what a great idea. I just LOVE burlap and it looks so nice on the black tabletop. I'm lovin your rooster centerpiece too! Martina

  16. I think you did a great job! BEAUTIFUL!! You could call it a Master Piece! Hugs, Vicky

  17. Gail, this is seriously cute...very creative and fun! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today!

  18. Gail, you did a great job with that. Happy TTT.

  19. That is adorable! Burlap is hard to work with it. Thanks for the tip! Looks great Gail! XO

  20. I love your table doily (I think that's a great name). It's a very original way to use burlap to create a table covering. I'm impressed you hand sewed and gathered the ruffle!!

  21. Gail, this is darn clever. I swore I'd never work with burlap again after I made a runner but you may have just changed my mind with this little gem. Thanks for sharing.

  22. That is terrific, I love it! Your table is beautiful too! I wish I had a round table:) XO, Pinky

  23. Hi Gail, wanted to pop back over to let you know my shop is located about 35 to 40 miles outside of Kansas City, Mo. Would love to have you be able to pop in... hugs ~lynne~

  24. Hi Gail! I love your burlap clever! I am a self-taught seamstress myself and I think you did a great job! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  25. Hi Gail...

    Oooh...I'm really loving your new burlap doily, my friend! It looks sooo pretty against your black table too! You certainly have created a beautiful's lovely! Thanks for sharing your new pretty with well as the great tutorial!

    Warmest wishes and Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  26. How cute! I just found your blog and am now following along. I am new to blogging come check me out if you get a chance.


  27. Oh wow, Gail, I LOVE IT!!! It looks perfect on your table and in your home and you took amazing pictures...This is SO adorable--and cheerful!!!

  28. Cute new idea...I haven't seen one like this and I like it. It looks so lovely on your pretty round table!!!


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