Monday, October 19, 2009

Round table runners

I haven't posted in a while, but I have out-of-town company here. We've been doing all sorts of sightseeing and having a great time visiting. I hadn't completed the table runners for DD#3's reception before they got here, and the reception is Sunday, so I've been stealing a few minutes here and there to get them finished. I just finished the last one a few minutes ago. The table runners were all from stash :-)

Here is a completed table runner. I can't take credit for the prairie point binding. The binding came with the prairie points already attached. I haven't seen binding like this anywhere besides the place I bought it. There is this great fabric store in Tucson, and I've heard that there a couple in Phoenix as well. It is called SAS Fabrics by the Pound. It is misnamed at this point in time, because as far as I know, the only thing they sell by the pound now is leather scraps. Anyway, the one I go to is in this very old building, and it has everything anyone who does any type of sewing could want. It has some pretty old stuff (definitely some 70's and 80's stuff in there) as well as fairly new stuff. Their prices are amazing, where else can you find a zipper for less than 25 cents? I bought this prairie point binding about a year ago, and they had it for $4 a BOLT! The bolt itself was marked $3.98 a yard, but they were selling the entire bolt for $4. I bought one bolt of every color they had at the time, which was five colors. I made 12 table runners and it took the entire bolt of white. There was so little left (about a foot) I just tossed it out.

A fabric bowl on the table runner. The wedding favors and some Hershey's hugs and kisses will be in the bowls at the reception.

I am so excited my custom acrylic insert arrived today. Now my sewing machine and cabinet are getting along much better!

I probably won't post for another week or so, when things quiet down after the reception is over and the company scatters in their various directions.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Those are lovely! Can't wait to hear all about it! Have a wonderful day.