In our “Cricut This” series, we used a table runner for inspiration to carry on our Farmhouse dinging room makeover. You can make a table runner with easy sew and HTV to match and compliment the stencil we used on the buffet makeover.
We love how easy this project was to cut, apply the heat transfer vinyl and sew! Thanks to our friends at Fabric Wholesale Direct for providing us with the exact blend of cotton/polyester needed in the broadcloth! The quality of the fabric made it sew easy!
Check out the video below to see how to use the SVG in Design Space and then transfer it to the material.
- Cricut Machine
- Cricut Brayer
- Weeding Tool
- Circut Iron On Vinyl
- Cricut Easy Press
- Easy Press Mat
- Cotton/Polyester Broadcloth
- Weeding Holder (nail polish holder)
Upload the SVG in Design Space and carefully move the pieces for the ends of the table runner. Group them together and Attach. Resize according to how big you want your runner to be. I made mine 7 feet long by 15 inches wide to fit my table.
The SVG has files for making the table runner, napkins and placemats using similar designs. Just resize them to fit your needs, group and attach. If you need more than one copy, you can do that in Design Space by duplicating or printing more than one copy of the mat.
I moved the center pieces a little bit apart to fill more of the space on the runner. Once I was satisfied, I selected all the pieces, Grouped and hit Attach.
That way they will stay on the mat in the proper place for easy transfer.
I used the Heat Transfer (non-Cricut) setting for all my HTV and kept the pressure at default. No need to mirror but you can if you like.
After you cut the HTV, weed your design from the transfer.
I find the nail polish holder that you put on your fingers is handy to easily remove the vinyl from your weeding tool.
Take your time to remove all the pieces from the tape. I find it helpful to have someone else take a look at it too to make sure I didn’t miss anything or compare it to the image itself.
Next you will place the HTV onto your broadcloth. This is exactly what I used to make the runner. I found it a nice light weight and will be easy to wash. The polyester blend is perfect to use with Infusible Ink as well!
First put your Easy Press Mat in between your fabric and using the Easy press, iron your material so that the HTV will stick better to it. I used 300 degrees for 15 seconds. Place the HTV on your material and measure each side to make sure it is in the center. Measure from the bottom as well because you are going to do the same on the other side.
To find out the heat settings, you can go to Cricut and use their guide to help you pick the proper settings. You can also find a handy heat guide in our Cricut Tips, Tricks and handy resources guide.
For the center, fold your table runner in half, pre-iron the material and open it up. Then lay your stencil down on the crease you just made. Measure the sides to be sure it is centered. Iron on the HTV. Let cool down, check that it adhered but lifting a corner and then fully remove the transfer tape. If is not adhered, just press it again.
Then you will turn it inside out, sew a 1/4 inch seam on the side leaving an opening so you can turn it back out with the design on top. Press the material and slip stitch the opening.
That’s all there is to it! You can use the designs in the download to make napkins and placemats to match!