Category: Table linens

Their eyes were watching God book club and sewing

I have been yearning to write about Their Eyes were Watching God book club and sewing I did for it. Finally, ta da, I am! Fiction is my favorite genre, I really enjoy the escapism of made up stories. Even when the story is sad, I know it isn’t real. That enables me to accept... Read more »

How to create clever pocket placemats

I had book club at my house today. I love books and I adore sewing so I often combine the two. Then, lucky you, I share my sewing ideas with the world at large. Today, I am going to explain how to create clever pocket placemats. Before I do that I want to give some... Read more »

Alice in Wonderland book club was delicious fun

Alice in Wonderland book club was delicious fun. Let me tell you all about our grand finale. My book club reads 3 classic books a year and we meet every four months. We pick books about a year in advance and announce the dates. In fact, I listened to the audiobook last year when I... Read more »
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Christmas table runner created in a jiffy with leftover blocks and strips

Santa himself would be proud of my latest project. I have a Christmas table runner created in a jiffy with leftover blocks and strips. I am pretty darn proud and feeling frugal! (I know I am not but allow me this momentary feeling of victory.) Last December I finished a Christmas quilt for my grandson... Read more »

How to create a DIY Scrappy Halloween table runner

I am going to host a Frankenstein book club this weekend and I decided I needed a scrappy Halloween table runner. I still have to put the binding on it but I will include pictures of that when I post about our Grand finale. It’s going to be a Frankenstein/October Fest, too much fun! In the meantime,... Read more »

DIY Literary table runner for the book club win - a step by step tutorial

Isn't this a great table runner? Want to know how to make one? Let's do it step by step.
I love reading books and I love sewing. Obviously, I am not alone as Heather Givans of Crimson Tate designed a fabric line called literary and it’s all about books and reading. I bought a bundle of fat quarters and some yardage. Then I wished I could make quilts, clothes and more quilts out of... Read more »
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How to create a deconstructed table runner

Remember my post on how to deconstruct a Kansas Star block? No? Go read it now then, I shall wait. Memory refreshed? Great! Now you are thinking, “What do we do with these 7 blocks?” And today, I have the answer for you! I am going to explain how to create a deconstructed table runner.... Read more »

I iron when I sew and when I don't - I need an ironing intervention

I have come to the conclusion that I need an ironing intervention. I iron when I sew and when I don’t. My ironing board is always up and yes, I voluntarily iron items other than seams. Let’s hear all the terrifying details. I have a terrific iron and ironing board. It has a little storage... Read more »

DIY How to make a fun and fast bandanna table runner

10 years ago or so I saw a magazine article which described how to use bandannas in your kitchen. I remember looking at napkins, napkin rings, table runners and tablecloths. I was very enthused and sought out inexpensive bandannas. I found them on a clearance sale at a grocery store and bought them all. I... Read more »
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Post Labor Day yearning for Fall

This past weekend was once again Fall Fest in Frankfort. We welcome one and all to our condo for parking, friendship and food. I bought tons of snacks, cooked (yes, me!) and did some shopping. I didn’t get a bit of sewing done but I got lots of time with family. As the weekend went... Read more »