Sunday, November 6, 2011

Drop Cloth Runner with Burlap Ribbon Ruffle

As we all know, drop cloth and burlap are favorites in blog land.  I had an idea this morning of a way to use these fabrics in a new runner.  First I took the drop cloth I used for a table cloth last year out of the hutch, and gathered my other materials together.

Burlap Ribbon bought at Michael's.
Next, I doubled the drop cloth lengthwise, measured about 15 inches in from the end, and laid the yard stick across it for a straight edge.  I cut the 15 inch section off the drop cloth.  Now I only have one edge to hem.


Next I hemmed the raw edge.  Then I measured about 44 inches of the burlap ribbon and cut it in half, about 22 inches for each of the ruffles.  You may notice that I sewed the burlap on the top of the drop cloth.  This was just my preference, no other reason.  I had thought I might also sew some trim on it, but decided against that. I just sewed slowly, gathering the burlap as I sewed across. Total cost of this project.....zero.  I had everything on hand already!  My kind of project!

I'm going to rub a stain pen across the white thread you see in this picture so it won't show where I hemmed the edge of the burlap ribbon.
Once the sewing was complete, it was time to iron the drop cloth portion which I did with a damp rag between the iron and the fabric.  This really took out all the wrinkles in the drop cloth.

All that's left now is to put it on the table and decorate the table for Thanksgiving.

This photo shows the table protector pad on the table.


Protective pad still on the table.
Here I had removed the protective pad.  Isn't the wood beautiful?  Notice the inlay on the sides.
Changed the side table.
The dining room table is not final.  I am trying to decide what I want to put on the runner.  It will be alright for a few days.  I'll show you what the final table looks like once I've decided.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!
I'm linking to the following parties:

 Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805

Thanks so much for hosting!

I'm back already with a different look for the table.

Still thinking.....     :>)