Get some inspiration for spring with this easy and old-fashioned spring tablescape comeplete with a handmade, ruffled table runner
This post is in collaboration with a couple of very talented blogging friends of mine. Be sure to read all of the way to the end of the post to visit the other blogs and get even more spring table setting inspiration.
Last week I shared a post HERE on some different, kinda country, somewhat old-fashioned ways you can enjoy spring. One of the ways was to sew something (ANYTHING) in a floral print for spring.
Well if you’ve been stumped on ideas of what you could sew, I have you covered. How about a pretty, floral, ruffled table runner?
If you’ve been hanging around a while, you probably know how much I love handmade. I love it all… but I especially love sewing! Everything from super basic cloth napkins, to a beginner apron, or even a pleated slipcover.
Now I am always on the look out for inexpensive fabric deals. If you love trying out different sewing projects, always keep an eye out for fabric! I’ve used clearance curtains, table cloths, sheets, and more for my sewing projects.
With spring ahead I’ve really been wanting a new table runner for our kitchen table. Something floral and bright! Then I remembered I had a clearance sheet set stashed away. Its a queen size, and we don’t have any queen beds so I knew I’d find some way to use the fabric.
After I made my DIY ruffled table runner I got out some plates and styled it for this simple, spring table setting.
We don’t use fancy table settings like this very often, but I do enjoy making them for fun. BUT, if you’re hosting family this spring, or you’re just wanting to have a fancier weeknight meal, a simple table setting may be perfect for you.
Simple Spring Table Setting Centerpiece
When creating your simple, spring table setting you’ll want to keep your centerpiece simple as well. I love bringing in natural elements for the seasons. I used a white colander that I had and arranged some real and faux greenery and flowers inside of it.
Then I placed it on top of my floral table runner, added some ceramic birds, and that was it!
DIY Ruffled Table Runner
This table runner is super simple and easy! If you’ve never made a ruffle before, check out THIS video so you’re a little more familiar. Basically you’ll just be sewing two short ruffle pieces to the ends of your long table runner.
- Start off by measuring your table lengthwise. You’ll want you runner to be as long as the table with about 6″-10″ overhang on each side (depending on your preference).
- Your ruffle will be about 2″-3″ so be sure to account for that. I did the length of my table plus 12″ (6″ for each side)” not including the ruffle.
- Once you know your length you can cut your fabric that much by 15″ for the width.
- Hem the sides.
- To create the ruffle cut a piece of fabric 3″ by 22.5″.
- Hem the short sides and one long side.
- Now, you’re going to do two basting stitches about 1/8″ apart at the very top of the un-hemmed long side.
- Leave very long tails of thread at either end of the basting stitches.
- Using your fingers, very gently push the fabric to the center along the stitches, creating a ruffle. Do this evenly on both sides until the ruffle measures 15″.
- Pin your ruffle in place.
- Attach your ruffle to your table runner by placing right sides together and sewing the raw edges together, about 1/2″ from the edge.
- Finish the raw edges with a zig-zag stitch or a serger.
- Do a top stitch across the top as close as possible to the top of the ruffle to keep the ruffles down.
- Repeat on the other side!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for a ruffled table runner. If you’re interested in more sewing posts head over HERE. I’d love to see your spring table settings! Tag me on Instagram if you create one.
Don’t forget to check out the other table settings by the lovely ladies below.