Post # 1
Here is a more detailed description of how to create your own Ruffled Table Runner than in my previous post with the Geometric Runners.
Please keep in mind this is based on an 8ft x 3ft table.
*Cut material to measure 20in x 10ft2in.
*Hem each long side in 1in, so width now equals 18in.
*Fold over ends 1in, pin, but do not sew yet.
*Cut 2 pieces for ruffle 6in x 40in each.
*Sew 1in hems on both short ends and one long end of ruffle pieces.
*Pin several pleats along unhemmed edge of ruffle pieces, until piece is 17in wide.
*Sew along pinned edge.
*Remove pins. Pleats will “let out” a bit and the pleated piece will then be about 18in long.
*Pin ruffle with 1in overlap onto end of runner pieces that were previously pinned.
*Sew ruffle to end of runner – one on each end.
The material was purchased online through Northwest Upholstery for $1.20/yd for 30 yards. Total cost for one runner is under $4. (Note also, that the fabric is 40in wide, so two runners can be made from one width.)
Post # 3
So these were made with the 10oz natural jute burlap on their site, right? I have to make some runners as well and I was nervous to purchase online because I wanted the color to be just right. I like the color of yours. 🙂
Post # 4
Yes, that’s correct; it is the 10oz burlap. It isn’t thick burlap. I will be using white tablecloths under the runners and I imagine some of the white will peep through. It was exactly what I needed for the project, though. The cost was great, too!
Post # 7
Thank you so much for posting this! You may have just helped to decide the theme for our reception!
Post # 8
These turned out really cute, who knew burlap could look so chic!?
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Post # 10
fabulous! I’ve featured this on my website!
Post # 11
Just curious, would you be willing to sell your runners? Thank you! You can private message me or email me at [email protected]
Post # 12
absolutely adorable! great job!
Post # 13
I love these. Did you have difficulty with it getting frayed?
Post # 14
@elliegraye: Not at all. I sewed all of the ends with hems, so there were no issues.
Post # 15
Hi! I’m planning to start my own burlap runner adventures this weekend and I wondered if you recommend washing the fabric before sewing it? I read another how-to that says to wash the fabric first…
Also, what color thread did you use? White or something more similar to the burlap color?
Post # 16
acq – I didn’t wash the burlap first, and I didnt have any problems with it. I actually was pretty lazy with the thread, so some were with black thread and some with white! I actually liked the black one better, because it gave a really nice contrast – but that’s just me. =D
Good luck with your project!