A gathered table skirt provides an elegant focus for your room and helps update your home’s decor. Fabric stores and drapery suppliers usually stock shirring tape sold in packages or cut off the roll. Shirring tapes come in widths of 1 to 2 inches for lightweight or sheer fabrics. This translucent ribbon features embedded strings to help you gather the fabric at your preferred width. This economical and time-saving tape attaches to the skirt with only two to four lines of stitching.