Monday, March 31, 2008

Table Runner with Pintucks

At 8:11 p.m. I stopped in at Finny's site for a quick fix of bitchin' and realized that I was way behind on the March Sew Along project. Behind like haven't even started. In fact, she hinted that a new project would be posted the next day. Oh the pressure!

So, got off the Internet -- my all time favorite time waster -- and ran downstairs to get started. See, the thing is that I had been lamenting on what materials to use. While I really did want to try something new, there is virtually nothing I haven't done with fabric. There's also not a single fabric out there I haven't tried to force through my machine. So.... I used this excuse to procrastinate for the past 31 days.

In the spirit of reduce, reuse, and recycle (and remember I'm on a strict stash diet) I reached for the only thing I knew was both 74 inches long and about 46 wide! Luckily -- or unluckily -- I have all the fabric from all the drapes that were originally constructed for my house about 15 years ago [I didn't pick it. Some crazy old lady did].

I have gobs of the stuff. I don't know what it is, exactly, but I suspect it's silk or something. It's really slippery and slinky and heavy. It's also got a slub to it. I've been using it to line purses and trim costumes. Really fancy stuff. Nightmare to work with.

Seeing as the project was to perfectly press little pintucks throughout the runner, this fabric was the antithesis of a good choice. But in the end I'm glad I used it. It has a formal look to it. But with the bright blue thread I used, the formality is more in line with my actual style.

Oh wait. I don't really have any house style. Seriously, my dining room is empty and I had to move the time out chair out of the corner so you couldn't see it. There's nothing on the walls, and there's a big gaping whole in the fireplace/mantel where a TV used to be. Suggestions?

By 10:54 p.m. I had photographed it and posted it to the flikr group. Good heck, hope the next one doesn't give me such grief.

1 comment:

lera said...

That looks great.

I'm convinced we have the world's longest dining room table and I can't even begin to imagine how much fabric it would take for that.