One of the first things I did when I was home for Thanksgiving last week (after sleeping off the jet lag from a red eye flight) was help my mom make a table runner out of these vintage Swedish bed linens. She’s had this piece of fabric for a while, after picking it up at an estate sale (where else?) for $5.
For that price, despite the beautiful craftmanship and fabric, it was worth it to reinvent its purpose rather than let it sit in the closet and never use it on a bed.
First, I cut the fabric to the right size.
Then my mom folded the edges over twice and ironed the seams.
Finally, I sewed along the edges to finish the seams.
It was easy and quick.