I was able to get it done tonight, in about 5 hours of me working on and off on getting it done and being pestered by 3 kids lol. I found a pattern for a bedskirt and just altered it to fit the table.
I got 14 (yes 14!) yards of fabric. I used 2 yards for the top and 12 yards for the ruffled skirt.
The top I cut it to fit right on, so it measured 2 yds by 31 inches and I serged the ends. Then put it aside.
The 12 yards I cut to be 31 inches long and then serged and hemmed the bottom and side edges. I just left the top the way it was. Then I took 12 yards of a very thin ribbon and did a large zig zag stitch over the ribbon at the top unhemmed edge. I laid the top piece on the table and the pinned the skirt to the table, pulling the ribbon to ruffle it. I used a lot of pins. After it was pinned I sewed the skirt to the top. The way I sewed it was by laying the ruffled skirt on top of the serged end of the top of the fabric so when it lays on the table the ruffles stand up. Does that make sense? I overlapped the edge and have an opening in the back. There are still a few spots I have to fix but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out
Here is the site I used to go by: http://www.fabriclandwest.com/Home_Dec/bed_skirts.htm
And here is a picture of my skirt all done set up on the table in my living room
the back of the table where I have the opening
I like having it all in one piece so I don't have to worry about attaching a table skirt right to a table cover. I went with black b/c I figured it would make the colors pop out more and white would get too dirty