I’ve been working on freshening up my home for Spring – I am so ready for warmer temps and more sunshine! This pretty Ribbon Table Runner is so sweet, the pastel ribbons are perfect for lightening up the room for Spring!
I used the prettiest grosgrain ribbons, and crisscrossed them for a cute woven look. I love how they look against the white and black polkadot fabric! This is really simple to make too – just straight line sewing.
So let’s get started! Here’s your materials list:
- 6 colors of 2 1/4″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon – I used Light Pink, Nora (dk coral), Banana Cream, Aquamarine, Light Coral, Millennium Silver from The Ribbon Retreat
- 2 1/4 yards of fabric for top of table runner (fabrics from Hobby Lobby)
- 2 1/4 yards of fabric for bottom of runner
- 2 1/4 yards x 16″ of thin cotton batting
- 1/4 yard of fabric for binding
- Wonder Under fusible strip
Cut out your fabrics – for the top and bottom pieces of the runner you’ll need a strip 15″ x 76″. Cut a piece of batting slightly larger than this.
Cut your ribbon strips to these measurements:
- Yellow: 17.5″, 10″, 9″, 5″
- Nora (dk coral): 26.5″, 15″, 15″, 15″, 14″, 13″
- Aquamarine: 26.5″, 25″, 15″, 9″, 6″
- Light Coral: 41.5″, 13.5″, 10″
- Light Pink: 20″, 15″, 12″, 6″
- Silver: 36″, 18″, 13″
Start by laying out your ribbons on the top fabric. Weave the ribbons so they criss-cross. Pin all ribbons in place.
Once ribbons are pinned, Trim all the ends that show to a “v”. Mark halfway on the ribbon, 1/2″ up from the bottom, this will be the top point of each v.
To make sewing the ribbons down easier, fuse them in place with pieces of Wonder Under strips.
Once all the strips are fused, you can move the fabric around without worrying about the ribbons slipping. Whew.
Now we’re going to make a quilt sandwich! Layout your bottom fabric face down on a flat surface. Lay the quilt batting over this, then lay the top fabric, with the fused ribbons, face up on top of the quilt batting. Make sure everything is flat, with no wrinkles. Pin everything together with large safety pins, between all the ribbons.
Sew all the ribbons down with straight stitches along the sides, and a small zigzag on the ends of the ribbons that show. As you sew, stop and start at the overlapped sections so the ribbons still look woven. To make the runner easier to handle, roll up the ends like a scroll so they are easier to manage.
Once all the ribbons are sewn, trim all the sides and ends of the runner so they are nice and straight.
Cut 5 – 2 1/5″ x the width of the fabric strips of the binding fabric. Sew the strips together to form one long strip. Press the piece in half, wrong sides together to create your binding.
Sew the binding to the quilt using your favorite method. (I like this one.) Once your quilt is bound, press everything. Create two bows from the Nora Coral ribbon and hand sew each ribbon to the center of the Coral ribbons that are just inside each end of the runner. And that will finish your pretty runner off!
I’d love to see a photo if you make up your own version!