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A patriotic table runner adorned my kitchen table all summer. After enjoying it for nearly two months, I decided that a change was needed, so I crafted a simple ruffled table runner to take its place. I was inspired by the many, many ruffled projects that I’ve seen on blogs in the past year.
This project was simple to make and I had all of the supplies needed to complete it on hand. The base of the runner is a drop cloth. I decided my finished length and width, adding 1/2” to each side for the hem. I didn’t worry about folding the hem under twice before I sewed to make it neat since the back side of the runner won’t be seen. I simply ironed each side under 1/2” and then stitched around the perimeter.
For the ruffles, I folded the fabric, carefully lining up the selvage sides, then cut ten 2” strips.
I then set my machine to a long stitch length and sewed down the length of each strip being sure to leave a long tail of thread on each end to adjust the ruffle length. I adjusted each ruffle so that they all measured the same length, a little less than the width of the finished drop cloth runner.
I love this fun table runner and will enjoy it until it is time to decorate for fall.
I’m sharing with:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A2Z, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, Show and Share Day at Just a Girl, Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello, and Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now.