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Spring Project: Ruffled BURLAP Runner Tutorial!

6 Apr
I have had a few people ask me to post a tutorial for my Spring burlap runner. So here it is!
{Spring Ruffled Table Runner}
Materials:
Burlap
Fabric scraps or fat quarters
Fabric for back of runner
Ribbon or quilt binding
Quilt batting
Sewing machine and thread
Pins
Here’s what you do:
First decide how long you want your runner to be. I wanted mine to be 60 inches in length by 17 inches wide. Then cut your burlap to that size. 
Once the burlap is cut, cut your fabric for the backing. I used two different fabrics that I alternated for the back — two panels of each fabric. If you are making panels for the back, sew them together so they are the same size as the burlap piece. 
Then cut your quilt batting to the same size. Lay all three pieces together, with the quilt batting in the middle. Pin it in place, then sew around the perimeter — sewing the three layers together. Then lay the runner out on your work surface. Decide where you want your big ric rac to be on the quilt. I measure to the center of the runner, and then I measure the middle of that total and put the ric rac in that space — 1/4 of the way on each side. Pin it in place, then sew it.
Now take your ribbon or quilt binding material and fold it in half, fitting the edge of the runner in the fold of the ribbon. Start the ribbon on one side of the runner — not at a corner. Pin in place all the way around the runner. At the corners, make a 90-degree fold and pin in place. Make sure to fold the end of the ribbon under so there are no fraying edges. Now sew the ribbon in place.
Now it’s time to make the ruffles. I made mine 3.5 inches in width. I double the length of each fat quarter — 36 inches. I cut each fat quarter into two 3.5 inch wide sections, then I sewed the two pieces together. Then I sewed around the edge of each fabric strip. This keeps the fabric from fraying too much. Once I sewed around each fabric strip, I then sewed a wider strip down the entire length of each strip — making sure to back stitch at one end and not the other. Then I took the exposed ends of thread and pulled, creating a ruffle. Then I took each ruffled strip over to the runner and fit it to the width of the runner — making the ruffles uniform. I did this for each fabric strip. For a 60 inch runner — I had 13 ruffles plus the two strips of big ric rac. I spaced each of the ruffles about 3/4 of an inch apart. Once all the fabric strips were ruffled, I laid them out on the runner and then pinned them in place. It takes a little bit of patience, because you might have to rearrange the spacing so that it is all uniform.
Then I sewed each of the ruffles onto the runner. Once the ruffles were sewn, I frayed the edges of each ruffle for a little interest.

And I was done!
Now I have a fun, ruffly runner to brighten up my kitchen! And, it matches my ruffly burlap banner!
 I am linking up to these fabulous parties:

Thanks for coming over and have a Fantastic Day!

XOXO
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Spring Project: Ruffled BURLAP Runner Tutorial!

6 Apr
I have had a few people ask me to post a tutorial for my Spring burlap runner. So here it is!
{Spring Ruffled Table Runner}
Materials:
Burlap
Fabric scraps or fat quarters
Fabric for back of runner
Ribbon or quilt binding
Quilt batting
Sewing machine and thread
Pins
Here’s what you do:
First decide how long you want your runner to be. I wanted mine to be 60 inches in length by 17 inches wide. Then cut your burlap to that size. 
Once the burlap is cut, cut your fabric for the backing. I used two different fabrics that I alternated for the back — two panels of each fabric. If you are making panels for the back, sew them together so they are the same size as the burlap piece. 
Then cut your quilt batting to the same size. Lay all three pieces together, with the quilt batting in the middle. Pin it in place, then sew around the perimeter — sewing the three layers together. Then lay the runner out on your work surface. Decide where you want your big ric rac to be on the quilt. I measure to the center of the runner, and then I measure the middle of that total and put the ric rac in that space — 1/4 of the way on each side. Pin it in place, then sew it.
Now take your ribbon or quilt binding material and fold it in half, fitting the edge of the runner in the fold of the ribbon. Start the ribbon on one side of the runner — not at a corner. Pin in place all the way around the runner. At the corners, make a 90-degree fold and pin in place. Make sure to fold the end of the ribbon under so there are no fraying edges. Now sew the ribbon in place.
Now it’s time to make the ruffles. I made mine 3.5 inches in width. I double the length of each fat quarter — 36 inches. I cut each fat quarter into two 3.5 inch wide sections, then I sewed the two pieces together. Then I sewed around the edge of each fabric strip. This keeps the fabric from fraying too much. Once I sewed around each fabric strip, I then sewed a wider strip down the entire length of each strip — making sure to back stitch at one end and not the other. Then I took the exposed ends of thread and pulled, creating a ruffle. Then I took each ruffled strip over to the runner and fit it to the width of the runner — making the ruffles uniform. I did this for each fabric strip. For a 60 inch runner — I had 13 ruffles plus the two strips of big ric rac. I spaced each of the ruffles about 3/4 of an inch apart. Once all the fabric strips were ruffled, I laid them out on the runner and then pinned them in place. It takes a little bit of patience, because you might have to rearrange the spacing so that it is all uniform.
Then I sewed each of the ruffles onto the runner. Once the ruffles were sewn, I frayed the edges of each ruffle for a little interest.

And I was done!
Now I have a fun, ruffly runner to brighten up my kitchen! And, it matches my ruffly burlap banner!
 I am linking up to these fabulous parties:

Thanks for coming over and have a Fantastic Day!

XOXO

Spring Project: Ruffled BURLAP Runner

29 Mar
I’m so excited to be guest blogging over at Kristine McKay Designs today!

She has an amazing blog and is so talented!

I am sharing a the tutorial on how to make this fun Spring project to brighten up your kitchen.

Will you come over and say hi?
Thanks!

Have a Wonderful Monday!
XOXO

PS – A new giveaway is coming up in a few hours. I think you’ll love it!

Spring Project: Ruffled BURLAP Runner

29 Mar
I’m so excited to be guest blogging over at Kristine McKay Designs today!

She has an amazing blog and is so talented!

I am sharing a the tutorial on how to make this fun Spring project to brighten up your kitchen.

Will you come over and say hi?
Thanks!

Have a Wonderful Monday!
XOXO

PS – A new giveaway is coming up in a few hours. I think you’ll love it!

20 Minute Spring Table Runner project

19 Mar
Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day. Do you need a quick, easy and fast Spring project to brighten up your kitchen? I’m showing how to make this 20-minute project over at Amanda – Imperfectly Beautiful today.

Come over and spread some Friday cheer!

XOXO