Frilly Frou Frou Ruffled Tablecloth

The girly girl inside me is loving all of the ruffles and rosettes that are trending in home decor.

Dress your party table up with this lovely flowing ruffled tablecloth.  You won’t believe how easy it was to make, so stick around and I will show you how.  I bought the tablecloth on clearance after Christmas for $3 and the strips of fabric were left over from Christmas crafting. It took me 2.5hrs to complete.  I love turning my sewing projects into NO SEW!  Back in October I made a No Sew Ruffled Tree Skirt that received lots of attention after Babble Ezine featured it, over 2,800 hits.

You will need

  • square tablecloth * (I used vinyl, for easy clean-up)
  • craft glue
  • strips of fabric
  1. Cut strips of fabric 4.5 inches wide. Depending on how long your table is and how wide your strips are.
  2. First row glue the whole piece of fabric.
  3. Glue it in sections and then gather it.
  4. Next 4 rows are only glued and gathered at the top, like normal ruffles. Layer each row with about .5 – 1 inch overlapping.

*Note: Make sure your tablecloth is extra long so that it’s the length of where you want to glue the ruffled strips.  I did not add ruffles to the back. If you can’t find an extra long tablecloth you can glue solid color fabric to the sides so that it’s the same width as the front & back.  Then you can keep adding your ruffles.

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40 Responses to “Frilly Frou Frou Ruffled Tablecloth”

  1. January 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    This is adorable! I’m hosting a Valentine theme linky party starting tonight at 11:30. Would love it if you came by and linked up!

    • January 23, 2012 at 9:20 am #

      Thanks for the sweet note! I will try to remember to stop by after I am done with my list.

  2. January 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Love the tablecloth. You did a beautiful job. Saw this on Sundays Best Par.tay. So glad I came!!


  3. January 23, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    Very clever! What a great way to use up your stash!

  4. January 23, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    That is adorable! I would love for you to link up at my new Valentine Party at!

    • January 23, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      The name of your blog is my code name, lol. Thanks for stopping by. I will try to remember to stop by your place.

  5. January 24, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    So cute and so easy! I’ve been wanting to make one for my dining room but all that ruffle sewing was stopping me. Thanks for sharing your clever and easy way!

    • January 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      Yes, I totally get you. You don’t know how many projects come to a halt when I see sewing is involved. I do know how to sew but it’s just more work than I usually want to put into it:)

  6. January 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    A very cute ruffled Valentine tablecloth! great job!!

  7. January 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Really so cute, and love how easy it is. Easy projects are high on my list right now. I don’t consider myself to be a ruffle kind of girl but like it for Valentine’s, seems to fit right in. thanks for sharing with us how to make it. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday’s Best Party!

    • January 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

      I wasn’t a frilly fru-fru girl either but I think with age I have become more in touch with my frilly fru-fru side, lol.

  8. January 25, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Looks great! Awesome for parties 🙂

    Visiting from Sew Woodsy!

  9. January 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    looks so pretty! i love me some ruffles 🙂
    please share with us at the Handmade Valentine Link UP:


    • January 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

      Yes, love me some ruffles!
      I will try to remember to stop by, gotta get through my to do list first.

  10. January 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    Cute cloth! Thank you for sharing this lovely post at Potpourri Friday

  11. January 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    I love this idea. I might actually be able to pull this off since I can’t sew to save my life! I love the final result. I would love if you would consider linking this up to my “Drab to Fab” Link Party this Friday 🙂 The theme is turning the ordinary into extraordinary using a little creativity. This post embodies that, so I know my readers would love to see it! Here’s a link for more info on the party.
    Hope to see you Friday!

    • January 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

      Amy, LOl. Yes, no sewing involved so go at it! I will try to remember to stop by your party, but for now I have to get through my to do list. thanks

  12. January 26, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I love this idea! I’m going to a Valentine’s party soon, and I may make one for the hostess!

    • January 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

      Wow, Betsy I want you to be a guest at my party if you bring gifts like this!!! Enjoy!

  13. January 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    So cute!! Loving those ruffles!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters

  14. January 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Super Cute! Thanks so much for linking up!! Just a reminder to register for my giveaway…

    Ramsign Giveaway: Porcelain Enamel Sign {up to $99 value}

    XO, Aimee

  15. January 30, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Such a cute idea! I would love for you to share it at my Valentines Party @!

  16. Anonymous
    January 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Love this tablecloth!! Great idea with the ruffles!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. January 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Truly cute! I would love for you to link up with my party at:

    Each week, three items get featured!

  18. January 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Super awesome! I love the ruffles, too! Thanks for sharing at the Crazy Cute party! 😀

  19. January 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    So cute and totally festive! I can’t believe it’s no-sew! Thanks for sharing this great idea at Shine on Fridays!

  20. February 1, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Okay….I wonder if this ideas would work with burlap. Can I join the long list of people asking you to link this project up? I would absolutely love it if you would link this project up to our “impossibility” party. Here’s the link:

    Thanks for the inspiration!


    • February 1, 2012 at 11:54 am #

      Karianne, Yea, let us know if you try it with burlap. Thanks for the invite, I will try to remember to stop by. I am on a mission right now to respond to my comments:)

  21. February 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    lol I just found you from French Country Cottage and was typing in how I have been bitten by the ruffle bug when you must have been posting this about ruffles ! I need a white skirt and some bedskirts too of soft cottony gauzy ruffles…..sigh! Namaste

  22. February 4, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    Wow! brilliant work.
    I’m your follower and love your blog. I’m hosting valentine giveaway. please take time to visit my blog and leave comment.

  23. February 4, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    You were featured today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and grab a button:)

  24. February 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    This is so pretty!

  25. Karen
    November 16, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    We have a round table and the cloth’s are never quite big enough. Can this be done in the round?

    • Inspired by Family Mag
      December 2, 2015 at 4:48 am #

      Hi Karen, Yes, I think it would totally work with a round table. Since it’s no sew you’re not having to maneuver the machine and cloth. enjoy!


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