Thursday, February 16, 2012

Making a Ruffled Bedskirt Tablecloth

I have been just adoring all the ruffled tablecloths I have seen in Blogland made out of bedskirts. The first one I saw was from Courtney at French Country Cottage here. Then inspired by her Janae (my daughter) did one for herself here. Then I saw this one that Brenda at Shabby Cats and Roses did here and I knew I really wanted to make one out of a bedskirt myself! I loved how Brenda made it the shape of her table, which is the same shape as my table. Of course, Overstock.com was out of the white at the time. Then one evening while checking my e-mail Brenda e-mailed me they were back in at Overstock. Janae was over here visiting and I let her know, and as fast as her hands could type she was ordering one one for me, one for her guest bedroom (what a concept to actually use it on a bed!) and an extra one for herself to do a future ruffled project. As Janae was ordering these Chantel was wanting Janae to do something for her..and Janae said, "Not right now this is an emergency" LOL


Here is how I did it. Now, some of these bedskirts have come with a silky top to them, but mine came with that paper like fabric on the top. No big deal I wasn't going to use it anyway. Remember, bedskirts are 3 sided so even if your table is the perfect twin bed size you will be missing one side. Janae ordered me a queen size and we figured I would have some left so maybe another small project. I ended up with about 2 feet of ruffles left.  I got out a lovely embossed sheet that I  got at Thrift City for $1.15. Thank God for thrift shops. Really, I'm serious, don't know what I would do without them.


I laid the sheet on the table and then I cut around the shape of the table. Leaving about an inch or so all the way around.


Then I cut the inside out of the bedskirt. I left some of the inner fabric on it thinking I would use it to attach to the top part of the tablecloth but the fabric was so cheap I ended up sewing directly to the ruffled part and cutting off any of that paper like fabric. The ruffles are a cotton/polyester fabric.




In no time I had this beautiful fitted ruffled tablecloth. I love it!




Thanks so much to everyone who inspired me. This beautiful tablecloth fits right in with my self proclaimed 2012 year of the ruffle theme..and it was so easy. Now I just need to get busy and make the other 3 ruffled chair covers--they are much more work than this tablecloth was!


Thanks for visiting!

51 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful..I also love the one Courtney did on her blog..Thanks for sharing the how to's..Hope you have a GREAT weekend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Lady of the Woods said...

I never knew I loved ruffles until I encountered all the ones you mentioned in blogland too! LOL...and then some more ruffles found on Magnolia Pearl's designs to sigh for. I thank you for telling how to make it, I was being challenged in this. I think I will try it now! Blessings to you! Lady

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your tblecloth with lots of ruffles. I had my yellow recycled one from my draperies with one ruffle row in the end. Thanks for the tutorial. Hope you had a great Valentine's.
FABBY

The Tablescaper said...

This is great! I love it and your instructions are so clear.

Now, do you want to laugh? As I was reading this and realized that it started as a bed skirt, I immediately called my daughter. We're in the midst of redoing her room and this would be the PERFECT bed skirt. And, Overstocks still had twin in stock!

- The Tablescaper

Christa said...

Perfect!! I LOVE ruffles. I am off to search thrift stores for the materials to copy you!!! Just beautiful.

Cindy said...

Oh!, It's just fabulous! The dining room is totally charming, and the pink roses really look so pretty with it all!

Cindy

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...

So beautiful! I love it!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

It's gorgeous Sandy!! Interesting that it came with the paper style lining instead of the silky one ~ must be the manufacturer is trying to cut costs? I think the next thing I would like to use these ruffles on is an ottoman ~ just need to find one, then make a slipcover with the ruffles ~ how gorgeous would that be :) Hmmmmmm... the hunt is on, LOL :)

Have a great weekend!
Warmest hugs, Brenda

Heaven's Walk said...

LUV LUV LUV this, Sandy!!! I bought that same skirt (in ivory which I hated, but kept it anyway for some future project). NOW I know what I'm going to do with it! This ruffly wonder will go outside on my picnic table for the summer! Thank you for the easy tut!!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

jeanetteann said...

Sandy, you beat me to it. I thought you had already got one. I did see Janae's and as you know ordered a cream one from Overstock.com. I ordered a King size so that I would have lots left over for other projects. The middle was that silky fabric,which I have cut out. I am all ready now to get it together as soon as I can find a sheet for the top in cream. Been looking for a week now. I had to pay $81 for my valance though as Overstock is in the US and postage was high. I wanted one so badly though I treated myself. My hubby couldn't believe that I was cutting it up after paying that much for it and I still need the centre LOL>
I think he's used to my mad ideas by now:) I told him things are so much cheaper in the US and I would have paid at least $100 here for one,that's if we had them. So I actually saved him $20. He says I always quote to him the savings of what I buy and not the total cost. Well we women are so clever,don't you think. LOL
I have been making fabric roses out of the cut out middle bit. They look OK,so that isn't wasted.
LOve the look of your dining room now especially with the matching cushions
xx jeanetteann

Donna (My Mothers {favorite} Daughter) said...

oh my gosh...i am in total luv! do you mind telling me what the measurement of your table is?

Farah said...

Hi Sandy ... it is so lovely... Touch of sincere romance... I am in love with it...
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With love
Farah

Diane said...

Clever girl! How beautiful is that tablecloth!! I know your family and friends will love dining on it. Great job!

Grandma Carolee said...

Oh Sandy, your tablecloth is absolutely beautiful!! Goes perfectly with the ruffled valence in the sun room.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh you are so clever!

That new tablecover is amazing! It would cost a bazillion dollars in the high end boutiques!

Perhaps you can make a couple ruffle pillows with the extra - just put them on the face of a white square or use it all for a nice long bolster one?

Love this post, first time visitor - found you through My Romantic Home/SnT Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

It looks so ROMANTIC! I love it!

Jewel Sauls said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the "how you did it!"

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That came out nice!

Debbie said...

LOVE the ruffles!

Susan Hawthorne said...

Your picture of the cloth on the oval white table is breathtaking.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! You and courtney are so talented!
XO
Kristin

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh it's frilly, fun & fabulous!
love
Alison
x

kerrie of sea cottage said...

So pretty. I 'heart' ruffles. I like to wear them!

lynn said...

simple gorgeous, sandy:) i'm loving your chandy, too!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

It's very beautiful! Looks like something out of a fairytale cottage!
Cindy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Really pretty, love all the ruffles! Visting from FOTF!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

This look so good in your dining room. Fits your personality to a T.
(what does that expression really mean?)

I have sent you a couple of emails but I am not sure they are getting to you. I even hit the reply on the emails you are sending me... I need you address to send out that surprise.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Honey at 2805 said...

Love all the ruffles! It looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Martha said...

What a clever tablecloth. I adore it!

Bella said...

Hi Sandy,
Your tablecloth turned out lovely!!
We have been busy doing the same things... I was searching for the white too... I have mine on my table, but not sewn yet, those ruffles are dreamy aren't they:-) I have the yucky cheap top too, so thanks for the tip, I will sew to the ruffles too:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful! I love these myself ~ I'd like one for my table and one for my bed!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

I really like the ruffles on the oval table. Everyone usually uses these on a rectangle table, but the oval and the ruffles look so much softer. Very pretty look. Thanks for showing us how to make our own, and thanks for visiting my new kitchen blog this week.

Donna said...

What a gorgeous tablecloth! I never would have dreamed to use a bedskirt. I love your idea of "the year of the ruffle"! How fun. Oh, and I am drooling over your beautiful chandelier!!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous tablecloth! I never would have dreamed to use a bedskirt. I love your idea of "the year of the ruffle"! How fun. Oh, and I am drooling over your beautiful chandelier!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love your ruffle tablecloth! It really is beautiful. Thank you for giving such clear directions...I may just have to make one for myself. Your table looks fabulous and I also really like you chair covers.

Heather said...

Your table cloth is beautiful and I love it with the white chairs. I would love to try and make one of these but have a feeling my four boys would destroy it way too quickly!

Tracy said...

Hi Sandy,
I love your ruffled tablecloth, it's so pretty! Thanks for coming by my blog - you asked about my wall color - it is Behr Tide Pools. I got the premium paint with primer in it and it covered in one coat so I highly recommend it. Have a nice weekend!

Julie said...

G'day Sandy.
love, love, love your ruffled tablecloth.
I just made my first ruffled chair cover. I am going to try table cloth next, Thank you for the inspiration.

Julie from Down Under

Julie L. Light said...

This tablecloth is so fabulous! I love these ruffled tablecloths but they are usually so expensive. The one on Rachel Ashwell's site is ridiculously priced!
I Pinned your tutorial to one of my boards. Hopefully I'll have time to make of my own :)
Have a fabulous weekend!
Julie

Scribbler said...

Sooo pretty! Love it!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

This is the cutest table cloth I've ever seen! So girlie... I love that.

Carmen Ferreira said...

muito lindo...amei a ideia.
parece ser fácil de fazer. vou tentar fazer...obrigada!

beijos

Passionate for White said...

In a word.....SWOON!!!

chief gabril said...

I love white color, i am crazy about this. In my house, mostly all color is white. And your blog information and in tablecloth is also beautiful and awesome.

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bj said...

O gosh, no wonder you love it...it is just breathtaking. I love it, too.:)

reginag said...

Absolutely surprising. The results were unexpected.
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Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Sandy,

Thanks so much for pointing me to this post. I absolutely love your ruffled table cloth...I could seriously look at it all day!!

Lynn

Walton Lee said...

Fabulous,fantastic.Really I don't have word to tell you how beautiful it is.I love to see different table covers but your table cover is the best
I have seen.

Vintage Street Designs said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Your chandelier is absolutely stunning!!! I can see why you love it so much! Blessings ~ Judy

SizzleandZoom said...

Wow on this beautifully done tablecloth.What a wonderful idea. Still not sure how to do it but love the idea.

Patty Wiles said...

will be doing this for sure! your newest follower! :)