Botanical Green Ruffle Table Runner

My current table runner just so happens to be green, and it’s  St. Patrick’s Day.  A nice coincidence.  I wanted to share this Green table runner before I change to a new runner that I’m working on for Spring.

The fabric is by Tommy Bahama.  Called Botanical Glow


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I love the Tommy Bahama brand.  I love their concept.

“Make Life one long week-end”.  Practice makes perfect in the art of relaxation.

This fabric can retail up to $34.99 a yard.

I had about 1 yard of the Tommy Bahama fabric, left over from a previous job.  The the green floral was actually a round table cloth that I no longer used because of  stain in the center.   And a roll of burlap purchased from Hobby Lobby about $5-6.

The design I chose was inspired by the following ruffle table runners.

CollageRuffle Table runner Although these are made with a different fabric which I like,  I was more interested in the design. The ruffles  I thought are so charming.  I could see these runners in rustic, shabby chic or vintage décor.  My home style is more of a tropical British Colonial, a British West Indies style but adapting this design with tropical fabric was worth a try.

I knew I did not have enough of the Tommy Bahama fabric for the center in order for the ruffle to hang completely off the table as in the inspiration pictures.  I needed the center to be 72″ long which is 2 yards.  But I only had about 1 yard of 54″ wide.

After modifying the design using that round table cloth cut in half to use on both ends, I was pretty please how it turned out. IMG_4685 1C

Next time, I’ll try it again with the right amount of fabric.

If you see something that inspires you, try to create it, give it a try, if it doesn’t quite work out, no big deal… there’s always tomorrow.  🙂


Until next time Sew, create and enjoy loving your home.  Collage 1c


Here is a brief tutorial:

2016 Note:  In 2016 Ruffle Table runner has been donated to GoodWill

11 thoughts on “Botanical Green Ruffle Table Runner

  1. that looks wonderful! I have been mulling over the whole burlap runner thing for a while now. If I get time this week, I may just give it a try! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  2. Linda, Oh my gosh, what a unique way to fashion a runner with its gathered and rounded hem. Your dining room looks like Spring incarnate. It is so fresh.

  3. Linda, your runner is beautiful, and it fits perfectly with the decor and style of your home! I went the your “trim added” window treatment post to look closer at the tie-back trim, but the comments were closed. I’d already commented on the draperies, but I wanted to say how much I love the ball trim you added to the tie-backs. My next project will have a coordinating trim along the inner edge of the panels. With full sun every day, I want to run the lining out to the edge of the trim to avoid sun damage. I know that’s NOT the way to do it, but I don’t think the lining would show along the inner edge. What do you think? Have you ever done that?

  4. I understand exactly your concern with the sun damage. I have done lining to the front edge meeting the trim. And the lining did not show. The trim I used was a thick brush fringe, over time there was sun damage to the trim, but we replaced and updated the trim. A lot easier then new draperies. And it made for a nice redo for the draperies. Thanks Kim.

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