Sewing my 1st Tablecloth

Good Morning Darlings!
 
I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July weekend with family and friends. My sewing project for the last few weeks have been working on was designing a tablecloth for my kitchen table. I wanted a tablecloth on the table to protect the table from spills, hot dishes, and sticky hands. To my surprise I could not find one store that sold square tablecloths. I went to Walmart, Target, World Market, and other popular chain stores.

 
 

I ended up going to Joann’s to find fabric to sew my own tablecloth sense I could not find a square one for my kitchen table. I decided to go with the same fabric I used to sew my curtains hanging in the kitchen window.

However, I wanted to do something different so I decided cut the floral print fabric down into a smaller square and add brown fabric around it.

Keep in mind I never sewed a tablecloth before but it seem simple enough for me to do.

I cut the brown fabric in an angle so when I sewed it all together it will make a almost perfect square.

I also found another contrasting print fabric and attach it to the square.

I ended up adding row after row until I had ended up with enough fabric to cover the entire table. I believe it turned out pretty nice for my first try.

Don’t forget to prewash your fabric before cutting into it or it will shrink in the wash and throw your measurements off.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post, to keep in touch with the latest craft project I’m working on join my facebook group; Crafting is Sexy. \

xo,
Marion

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Fun Times at the Original Sewing Expo

Howdy ya’ll!
It has been some time sense I have wrote in this blog. It has been an exciting week for me and I can’t wait to share it all with you. If you love to sew and never been to a sewing expo then you have been missing out. The good news is that they have these sewing expos once a year in various cities in the United States. The sewing expo is a place where people who share the same interest can come together and explore the different vendors.

The vendors come to the expo from around the country and people all over the country enter their quilts into various contests that the expo host. It is amazing to see the different quilts that people come up with. I took few photos of the quilts entered into the contests, as well as video clips of what was going on in the expo. As soon as I get a chance to edit the clips I’ll post them here. There were a variety of people, different ages, males and female, people with years of experience sewing and there were beginners.

Coming to this sewing is a great way to update your sewing notions and get great deals on high end sewing machines.

Click this link to find out when the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo is coming close to you.->http://www.sewingexpo.com/Calendar.aspx