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« on: June 17, 2010 09:19:47 AM »

So my friend is getting married in October, and she has enlisted my help with making things for the wedding.  I would like to make her a personalized aisle runner, but the runners that I've seen in the store are CRAP!  They're this ugly plasticky tablecloth poly stuff that I know I'm going to get my heels stuck in.  I'm obviously looking for a fabric one, but with that comes price.  Anyone have experience with making one from scratch?  I'm thinking I could just buy some cheap-o flat sheets and sew them together, but then there would be seams.  I guess they wouldn't be that noticeable...  Any suggestions that won't break the bank (I'm thinking this will PROBABLY be the only time she uses the runner  Wink )?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010 01:30:33 PM »

What If you made one as you suggested- piecing fabric together- but making the seams very intentional? Like a pattern, or two different colors? it would be very unique. I hope your aisle is short though! Making an aisle runner sounds like no simple task... Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010 01:01:42 PM »

I saw a runner online made out of silk flower petals, ya know like the ones that come in a box. They had pinned the long string of petals to the carpet in the church with stick pins. They later hung the strands from the pillars at the reception. Cheap yes. time consuming yes! Imagine how much fun you could have if you made those coffee filter flowers and strung those together and just laid them down each side of the isle?
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010 08:14:27 PM »

I'm not sure if any of these links will help but since a friends of ours are getting married in two years I've been collecting ideas to help her decide what she may want to craft or buy.

Hope they help.  Grin

http://roadtotheaisle.blogspot.com/2007/07/diy-aisle-runner.html

http://www.weddingbee.com/2006/12/26/diy-aisle-runner/

My favorite one: http://www.bridecraft.com/wedding-aisle-runner.html
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010 12:16:34 PM »

you could get fabric by the bolt in a 36" wide and decorate that.  I'm planning on getting a bolt that is about 10 yards in length and using that.  or you can just wait for sales or coupons at joanns and buy continuous cuts of fabric.  way cheap if you use coupons.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010 06:44:30 PM »

From what I've read, the aisle runners you buy come in plastic OR paper and my craft book says to always get the paper.... maybe it's just a matter of buying the right one?  I bought my paper one today with a 50% coupon at Michaels and it was only $15.  I plan on painting my monogram on it.
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