Thursday, April 4, 2013
Quick Table Runner
Posted by Chandeen Santos
I had some friends over for dinner a couple of weeks ago and right before they came over I decided to make this table runner.
I got this fabric before we moved into this house in 2010. Jeff and I saw it in Millerton near our old house. As soon as I found it I knew I wanted it. But the fabric was $50 a yard!!!! I know that is nuts, but the fabric is just so nice.
With a yard and half in hand I asked Jeff's very talented grandmother to help me make cushions We bonded. It was nice.
I had a bit of fabric left and had plans to me a table runner, but never got up the nerve. With fabric so expensive it was hard for me to cut it.
In the end, I did cut the fabric and I did make the table runner. I learned one quick tip. Don't forget to match up the designs on the fabric before you cut up the fabric. I lost a couple of inches along each end because I forgot that I had to line up the design. Instead of twelve inches in width they came out more at ten or eleven, but I really like that the two extra pieces on each end are properly lined so that the design runs correctly. (I might be a bit nuts about that? I'm really not sure.) If you look closely you can see the seam in the picture above.
I think the way the dining room looks with my new table runner. I wish I could have used this fabric for the curtains (and maybe not the runner, I don't want it too matchy-matchy). I'm still on the lookout for a good patterned fabric for the curtains.