I have a large bar in the middle of my kitchen. It's not fancy; it's just a big counter top. It's constantly being used. It has stains, cuts and spots where the laminate has come away and you can see the brown speckling though. Someday, when I have nothing better to spend the money on, I will put in something fancy. Until then, I wanted to put a table runner over the top.
Problem was, it's a weird size. The table runners were all too big. I still needed work space and I needed something durable.
I made one.
Two pieces of fabric
One piece of Heat N Bond (thick)
I chose two pieces of leftover fabric from my stash. I used a piece of the tablecloth from my pantry re-do and a piece of fabric leftover from my bulletin boards.
Trim. You don't need to sew because the Heat N Bond will keep it from fraying.
It's working great. I like that it's two sided and I can flip it if I want to. I also love the custom size!