Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (Halloween)

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Create an adorable Ruffled Table Runner perfect for any holiday or season using our easy tutorial.


Hi there! I am Danielle, from Blissful and Domestic. I am so glad to be here on The Ribbon Retreat again today. In the past I have showed you how to make a Gathered Pencil Skirt and Faux Roman Shades.

Today I am sharing a simple Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial.

For fabric, I used Little Black Dress from Moda and Costume Clubhouse from Riley Blake. Both of these beautiful lines are available at The Ribbon Retreat. They also carry everything you need to make this table runner.

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I had 1/4 a yard of each fabric. You want to have at least 3 different fabrics in coordinating colors. These will be the panels in your table runner. My orange polka-dot fabric I saved for my ruffles.

I laid out all of the fabric. Each 1/4 yard was folded in half lengthwise. Then I laid out my panels.

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Pin your panels together. When doing my first two panels, I sewed the raw edges together.

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Then I pinned my third panel and sewed. Be sure to sew the third panel’s raw edge to the fold of the middle panel.

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now that your three panels are sewn together, you can move onto your “ruffle fabric”. *Remember to press your seams.*

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Take your 1/4 yard of “ruffle fabric” and cut in half. Now you will have two pieces of “ruffle fabric” (picture on the left). Then I cut each of these pieces of fabric in half again lengthwise (picture on the right). I ended up with four strips of fabric.

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Once you pin and sew your ruffles, you’re finished!

Add a crafty candy corn vase for more Halloween fun!

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thanks so much for having me and letting me share a simple tutorial with you today.

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Over at Blissful and Domestic I love to share how my family  lives on $14,000 a year, how we meal plan, and cut our groceries in half. I also love to share crafty/sewing tutorialshome-school activities, and recipes. I would love for you to stop by and say hi. I love meeting new bloggy friends:)

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Thanks Danielle!

I love this table runner! It is so beautiful and easy to do with the folded panels. I love that this table runner can be done for any season as well. You know it would be super festive with Christmas fabric!! Or what about Valentine’s Day?

I love the fabric choices that Danielle chose for her table runner. The Ribbon Retreat has a huge selection of fabric that is all so gorgeous, it will be hard to choose!

And be sure to visit Blissful and Domestic to see what Danielle is all about! She has a wonderful blog with so much fun stuff. Be sure to follow along!

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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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One Comment

  1. Sharon Lozano
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    I have to say I’m really glad to find this site. So many new and neat tutorials and love the ribbons. If I win the gift card, I think I would stock up on fabric and ribbons. Thanks for the giveaways. Sharon

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