February 10, 2011

A Table Runner Ruffle

The sun is out today!! Can I get an amen!!
It's amazing what a little sunshine can do for the spirit.
I hope that you are all having a great Thursday today!

I have seen so many tutorials in the blogosphere making a 
table runner with a burlap ruffle.
I absolutely love it and decided to give it a shot.

I used a runner that I had picked up at PB outlet several months
back and it just wasn't doing anything for me on my
table..kinda boring.
I am a frugal girl so I wanted to use what I had on hand.
It worked and I am loving it now!! 

I also thought this would look really cute using a dropcloth as 
a table runner and making a ruffle using burlap..I'm sure someone
has already thought of that..I'm a little slower than some.

Have you seen the darling bedskirt made out of a dropcloth over at
Restoration House (it's in my sidebar)?? If you haven't you must go check it out!

Let's get started..


I cut 2 burlap pieces for the ruffles
Make sure to cut them a little longer to allow
for gathering



 One boring linen table runner



 Turned under and pinned the edges



 Pinned the burlap piece to the runner
I gathered up small sections and pinned them individually
Does that make sense??
I pinned it all on and sewed the whole thing at once
It might be easier to sew the edges and then
add the ruffle to the runner.
I am to impatient for that...sorry!


 Ta-dah!! I love it!









A little less boring on the table..I think!
Have a blessed day my friends!!

A little random picture of myself on my way out the
door to go thrifting. Do you have a hat day...those are my days to
not wash my hair and do nothing with it..lazy I know!


I have linked this post to The Shabby Nest (Frugal Friday)

4 comments:

  1. Tiff, I love the look of this! This would work for my big farm table, too! Great idea! You do such good work!

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  2. Looks great! It really adds to your table! Visiting from FF.

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  3. It is a great idea. It looks wonderful on your table. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  4. It's fabulous, looks so pretty with ruffles, well, everythingn does!
    I don't have patience either :)
    XO

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