A Table Runner With Ruffles

Ruffles have really caught my eye lately. I posted about it here. I decided to try to make a table runner using muslin for the front hall storage cupboard.
I love the little flecks in the muslin. My plan is to try and find a ruffler attachment for my sewing machine but in the meantime I made do with freehanding a ruffle. Not perfect by any means, but I love it just the same.
A sister-in-law just dropped off several bags of books for me to read and pass on. I found this delicious shade of blue book under a dust cover. I almost bought the book at Chapters in December, but I now have saved the almost $20 price tag.
We bought this two door hall cabinet from a local unfinished furniture shop awhile ago. The guy and his son work from their home shop and the prices are fairly reasonable. I decided to paint it black and distress it. Gotta love distressing!
I tried to take pictures for a tutorial, but the pictures were way too blurry to post. I hope to one day be able to invest in a decent camera. Email me if you would like some tips.


  1. So adorable!!! I love ruffles too! I would love to put them everywhere. Too bad I am the only girl in my little family. :)


  2. This turned out so cute! Don't you ruffle by sewing a basting stitch on your machine, then pull? Or is there some other fancy schmancy machine thing?

  3. Thanks for reminding me about books. When we met friends on our way from Branson, in November, she gave me several boxes of books. I need to go through them. Forgot all about them.

    I seem to remember the Boxcar Children movie. I'm going to see if I can find it.

  4. That is so sweet with the ruffles. Cute but not too frilly!

    I'm hosting a party and would love to have you come over and link this up!


  5. Yep, I love distressing...and I LOVE your ruffle table runner!! Muslin, hmmm...I bet it looks even more fabulous in person!

    :) T

  6. Ruffles are always cute, on a shirt a coat, anything goes with a ruffle!!~ Thanks for stopping by my home tour today, I sure appreciate it:)

  7. Hi there, I sent your parcel in the mail, you should get it in a few days :) Please let me know when you get it ( you know how canada post can be) lol
    Enjoy! Thanks again
    Jenny @

  8. Ruffles look darling on the table runner. Nice job!

  9. Thanks for linking to Make it Yours day! Love the ruffles!


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