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)


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

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

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

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