This is a very easy project you can accomplish in about an hour. I spent a good amount of time looking for supplies. I don't have a set space for my crafts, they are all around the house. So, even with all that wasted time it was around an hour.
Drop cloth material was used for this project, you can also use burlap. Cut it to your table's dimension. The final measurement for mine was 96" x 17", I made it that long so I can even use it when adding one extra leaf to the table.
Using a sewing machine go all around the drop cloth making a double-turn hem. Take advantage of the already hemmed sides on the drop cloth. I only hemmed two sides.
For painting the stripes, I was inspired by this PB burlap hanging flag.
Use painter's tape to create the lines. It doesn't have to be perfect, you can totally eye-ball those lines.
Once the tape is in place you can begin painting the stripes.
Yes, Sharpies ARE allowed if you're running out of fabric paint! :) It goes even faster!
When the painting is finished you can remove the tape, let the paint dry and your table runner is done.
Ready to take center stage on the table.
Some more red, white and blue accessories...
And it's time to celebrate!
Have a wonderful day!