Hello, everyone, my name is laxsupermom and I'm a fabric addict. It's been 6 weeks since I've stepped in a fabric store.
That was a lie.
I was there yesterday, but I only bought some trim. I ogled the new fabrics, and pawed through the Red Tag shelves, but stayed true to my vow not to buy any more fabric until I've made a real dent in my current fabric stash. I dream of having things under control & organized like Missy at Little Green Bean. Check out this post where she created mini fabric bolts for her stash.
The problem is that I think my stash needs to be fully contained in my craft room before, I can begin to sort through it all. Right now I have some spillover into the guest room. So here's another sewing project as I try to burn through some of my addiction.
Do you all remember the gorgeous Dining Room furniture we inherited from Computer Genius's great aunt? Here's a reminder of what the table looks like.
I've been using placemats with this table, mostly because I only have 1 tablecloth that fits it the way we currently use it with only 1 leaf in. Our previous DR table was much wider and bulkier, so most of my tablecloths are either too big, or too little because they're the ones we use for the "kids table" at holidays. Naturally that meant I went looking in my fabric stash for a suitable tablecloth fabric to put over CG's great aunt's table pads.
This is the one I picked.
I loved the pattern of this fabric and snagged it for only $3/yd a couple of years ago, a veritable steal for outdoor fabric. The fabric's soil and stain resistance made it a shoo-in for this quick and easy project. I cut the fabric to size, and hemmed all 4 sides, then attached some fun ball fringe, which is the trim I bought yesterday, to the edge all the way around. 8 1/3yds of the ball fringe was less than $15 using a 40% coupon.
This was all basic straight line sewing so I won't bore you with the sewing machine pictures, but here it is on the table.
And here she is all ready for dinner.
Thanks for popping in and sewing with me. I'm linking this up to Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday. And don't forget to check out Debbiedoos' Newbie Party.