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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ruffled Table Runner


 Do you have a mantel, table or in my case a top of a new bookcase that needs to be cute-i-fied?!
Make yourself a very easy table runner using felt and fabric.  I measured the top of my bookcase and then added a few inches to the length so it would hang over the sides.  I cut out my felt (I did it double thickness), sewed the 2 pieces of felt together all around the outside edge.  Then I sewed 2.5" strips of fabric right sides together, turned them out and ironed flat.  Then used my sewing machine and did a basting stitch right down the middle and gathered them up, sewed them right to the top of the felt and it was all done.
A ruffled table runner
 I love how it protects the top of my mantel bookcase (from Ikea) and it's a great decoration piece as well.
For those of you that are apartment renters like me and do not have the privilege of having a mantel to call your own and decorate.....this bookcase is your solution!!
Like the Banner hanging on the bookcase??  
There are several available HERE !

12 comments:

Mary said...

Our Seven Dwarfs sent me to check out your cute bunting!

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

Very cute runner! I just love ruffles! :)

Kristina said...

I'm a new sewer but this is cute and seems doable!

Jill said...

That ruffled table runner is fantastic!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

this is so cute! love all the fabric choices

PS: I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for $20 to my etsy shop, so if you like pretty jewelry you should come enter!! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-spring-fling-giveaway.html

Rachel said...

So cute! I love it!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Ginger said...

Very cute! It adds so much personality!

Ginger
Literally Inspired

Kelly said...

So cute I would love it if you linked up to the Glitter Party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-3-link-party.html

Marianne said...

So cute and simple. I have never thought to make a runner out of felt. Thanks for sharing.
Marianne @ piecesofmymind-marianne.blogspot.com

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is sooo cute. Another table runner idea I want to try. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
~Kimberlee
{$15 Amazon GC Giveaway} 

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Hi, great tutorial, looks super fun and easy. I wanted you to know that I wrote a blog post today about ruffles and when I saw your link on a linky party I thought it was so cute that I linked to you. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love this idea! I will be featuring this next Thursday!