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Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner

Do you want to know what I love most about Springtime? It is waiting for my tulips to first pop out of the ground and then to bloom. I seriously think that they multiply during the winter months and sometimes even bloom a different color than they were the previous year. I truly LOVE my beautiful tulips! Do you know what else I love about this time of year? I love the gorgeous colors of Springtime. The subdued colors that are so soft and sweet and simply lovely…just like this absolutely stunning table runner by none other than one of the most talented and creative ladies I know. Bev from Flamingo Toes is visiting today and sharing this beautiful Spring inspired Ribbon and Bow Table Runner! I would never have thought to use our ribbon in this way and wow…truly, truly lovely! I can’t wait to share this fabulous tutorial and project with you! Enjoy!

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Hello Ribbon Retreat readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I’m so happy to be here today!

I’ve been working on freshening up my home for Spring – I am so ready for warmer temps and more sunshine! This pretty Ribbon Table Runner is so sweet, the pastel ribbons are perfect for lightening up the room for Spring!

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I used the prettiest grosgrain ribbons and crisscrossed them for a cute woven look. I love how they look against the white and black polkadot fabric! This is really simple to make too – just straight line sewing.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
So let’s get started! Here’s your materials list:

Cut out your fabrics – for the top and bottom pieces of the runner you’ll need a strip 15″ x 76″. Cut a piece of batting slightly larger than this.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut your ribbon strips to these measurements:

  • Yellow: 17.5″, 10″, 9″, 5″
  • Nora (dk coral): 26.5″, 15″, 15″, 15″, 14″, 13″
  • Aquamarine: 26.5″, 25″, 15″, 9″, 6″
  • Light Coral: 41.5″, 13.5″, 10″
  • Light Pink: 20″, 15″, 12″, 6″
  • Silver: 36″, 18″, 13″

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Click here to download the color layout pattern.

Start by laying out your ribbons on the top fabric. Weave the ribbons so they criss-cross. Pin all ribbons in place.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Once ribbons are pinned, trim all the ends that show to a “v”. Mark halfway on the ribbon, 1/2″ up from the bottom, this will be the top point of each “v”.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
To make sewing the ribbons down easier, fuse them in place with pieces of Wonder Under strips.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Once all the strips are fused, you can move the fabric around without worrying about the ribbons slipping. Whew.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now we’re going to make a quilt sandwich! Layout your bottom fabric face down on a flat surface. Lay the quilt batting over this, then lay the top fabric, with the fused ribbons, face up on top of the quilt batting. Make sure everything is flat, with no wrinkles. Pin everything together with large safety pins, between all the ribbons.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Sew all the ribbons down with straight stitches along the sides, and a small zigzag on the ends of the ribbons that show. As you sew, stop and start at the overlapped sections so the ribbons still look woven. To make the runner easier to handle, roll up the ends like a scroll so they are easier to manage.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Once all the ribbons are sewn, trim all the sides and ends of the runner so they are nice and straight.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut 5 – 2 1/5″ x the width of the fabric strips of the binding fabric. Sew the strips together to form one long strip. Press the piece in half, wrong sides together to create your binding.

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Sew the binding to the quilt using your favorite method. (I like this one.) Once your quilt is bound, press everything. Create two bows from the Nora Coral ribbon and hand sew each ribbon to the center of the Coral ribbons that are just inside each end of the runner. And that will finish your pretty runner off!

Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Ribbon and Bow Spring Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I’d love to see a photo if you make up your own version!


Don’t you just LOVE her? And that table runner….yum, yum!
Thank you so much Bev for sharing another fabulous project with us! I am in love with your tutorial and everything about this table runner screams Spring! I love how you used our wonderful ribbon and that bow and fabric is delightful! You are one talented lady, and we love having you visit us! For more incredible projects by this amazing lady, make sure to check out her blog Flamingo Toes!

Springtime, Springtime…oh how we love you! Here are a few more projects to welcome this new fresh season into your homes!

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The Ribbon Retreat is bursting at the seams with so many supplies perfect for your Spring crafting. I can’t wait for you to see all of our ribbon, tulle, flowers, resins, burlap, trims, embellishments and so much more, so head over to The Ribbon Retreat right now and get everything you’ll need for your Spring inspired projects. You can find us right HERE!

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6 Comments

  1. Posted March 8, 2016 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    That is the cutest!! And the bow is the perfect touch. SOOO fun to set out for spring!

  2. VickiT
    Posted March 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful runner Bev! You always have such pretty projects. Thank you.
    How much of each ribbon color do we need to make a runner like this? Will one of each roll be enough to make more than one runner or would we need to buy 2 each?

    Thank you

    • Posted March 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

      Hi Vicki,
      Thanks so much! Each of the rolls is more than enough to make this runner. If you want to make two, you might need to play with the colors a bit, or order two rolls of the Nora (dk coral). I used 8 ft of the dark coral, and that didn’t count the bows, so there wouldn’t be enough for two runners out of that. Other than that, you should be good.
      🙂

  3. Posted March 24, 2016 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    I am in love with this!!! Love how the colors pop on the black and white polka dot fabric.

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      Posted March 24, 2016 at 11:40 am | Permalink

      Hi Emily! Thank you so much! Isn’t this runner just adorable?!? I LOVE it too! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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