Too much! I have WAAAAYYY tooooo much fabric! It's from my days of making clothes for my daughter when she was little, and trying to sell some in one of those fancy-shmancy group boutiques on Ebay! Now I have way too much and need to find ways to use ( repurpose, get-rid-of, whatever term you want to use!) it up!
My last post before Spring Break was I had a theme in mind for my kitchen table. Think CITRUS!!! I love the bright, cheery colors and decided to use 3..... lime green, yellow and orange. Of course, WHITE has got to be in the mix too! I've never had a table runner for my dining/kitchen table, so I figured I needed to make one. I've had these fabrics around for quite some time! Atleast 8 years, if not more. Lime/white stripe and polka dot, yellow stripe and polka dot, orange polka dot and an orange blender....... My whole purpose in making this is to use up what I have and absolutely NOT buy any more fabric to finish this project! (OK, now that I've said that, I need to find something to put on the back of the runner......really want to put white on the back, but I don't have enough, so off to my 8-or-so tubs of fabric to find something! LOL!)
All I did was cut the 6 different fabrics into 6" squares. I only used 30 of the 36 squares that I cut. It took me a while to figure out how to lay them out, but finally got a good pattern. I used a 1/2" seam allowance when sewing them together. (I sewed one long strip of 15, ironed, then sewed the other strip of 15, ironed, then sewed the two long strips together). Here's how it turned out:
Hancock has some canvas on sale this month, so I'm going to go see what they have and how I could paint some pretty placemats! Hey, I didn't say I wouldn't spend $$ on anything else, that was just my goal for the table runner! Hee Hee!
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Sharing this on-going project with the following AWESOME link-up parties!!!
TaterTots and Jello
Savvy Southern Style
The 36th Avenue
Ivy and Elephants
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