Post # 1
After seeing how much the venue charges for their colorful linens, I’ve thrown the idea of table overlays out the window. Instead, I want table runners – just as fun but half the cost (actually, much, much less)! And I’m going to make them!
Anyone else made table runners? Our tables are 66″ in diameter, and I’m going with a 12″ drop on each side, which takes me to 90″ long and I think I’ll go with 15″ wide.
The real question is fabric. I love organza, but have heard it is notoriously difficult to work with if sewing isn’t your specialty (my skill level is amateur, but not bad – I think I can handle straight lines!). So, I’m also thinking of doing a poly satin since it will probably be less of a hassle to sew (though not quite the look I was hoping for).
Thoughts? Input? Words from the wise who have traveled this path?
Post # 3
look at this website! maybe it will help……this is what i will be using, not the overlays, but just that website!
Post # 4
@PirateJenn – the URL didn’t post Can you repost? Thanks!
Post # 5
I’m making table runners! I’m about half way done and it’s definitely been a little more time consuming than I thought it would be but I think it’ll be worth it in the end. I’m not sure if my advice will help because our runners are cotton, not satin, but instead of sewing them all I’m using Stitch Witchery, so it’s been a lot of ironing for me, but the results have been great. I’m really a beginner when it comes to sewing, so for me this was a better way to go.
Post # 6
@heatherlynn – I love stitch witchery (my pant hems are currently held together with it!). And if I go the non-organza route, I’m definitely going to look into that instead.
Also – JoAnn’s is having a super awesome sale next weekend – 50% off most fabrics. And I got a coupon yesterday for an additional 10% off my purchase. So, it’s do or die time for me to make up my mind. But I can’t hardly say “no” to 10+ runners for less than $40.