If any of you are familiar with Sandra Lee and her semi-homemade recipes,
then you will understand the making of this tablecloth. Sandra Lee is well
known for using store bought items such as cake mixes and other prepared
food and adding her own twist to them to make them her own without all
the fuss and time involved of a real home cooked meal. While I don't really
subscribe to that way of thinking (I like to cook from scratch), I used this
this idea to make a tablecloth that I have been wanting to make for a
really long time. Here is the finished product!
A few weeks ago I purchased a ruffled bedskirt from Overstock.com for the
purpose of tearing it apart and making a tablecloth. I already have two of
these for my bed and they are so pretty so I decided to take the work out of
making a time consuming cloth and do it this way. I know...I know...all of you
sewers out there are groaning! While I know how to sew and have been doing
it since I was a child, it really no longer thrills me. Also, the idea of gathering
yards and yards of fabric and having threads break did not sound appealing to
me at all. This was the easiest and quickest way for me to get the end result
I wanted without all of the hard work involved. I know, I'm a cheater!
I took all of the ruffles off the tablecloth just by cutting really close to the top
ruffle. It worked perfectly! There were slight overlaps of ruffles on the two
corners where the corners of your bed would be, but by cutting along the top
of the ruffles, the corners straightened out completely and I just left the
overlapped ruffles as is...hey, it's more ruffley that way! Then I went down to
JoAnn Fabrics and found some heavier cotton twill fabric that matched my
bedskirt perfectly. I laid it on the table and traced around the outside, with my
husband's help, and cut out my large oval for the top. After that all there was
to do was to pin the ruffles along the pencil line that I had traced and sew them
on. A few zigzag stitches around the whole thing and I was done! There are a
few pencil lines that need to come out in the next washing, but it turned out
just lovely and I am absolutely thrilled with my end result!
Don't you just love ruffles? I know I do and I love my tablecloth!
Two dozen faux cupcakes are sitting patiently on my kitchen counter waiting
to be put on my web site and in my Etsy shop. They just need a few more
days to dry. Lots of pretty pink and sparkles going on here!
My roses are starting to flop...I kind of like them this way...
I will leave you with this image for now and I'm hoping that you
are having a wonderful day whatever it is you are doing!
Oh yes, and my middle name really is Fern... (*_*)
Until next time,