(Closed) Making my own tableclothes?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it would be difficult to find cheap fabric of the width you will need.  60 inch wide fabric is pretty common, 72 is rare and you can find 108 inch wide at specialty quilt shops.  You can piece widths together, but I doubt this will be a fun project, and wedding sewing should be fun. There are lots of brides who their their linens after the wedding for a discount, and renting them is pretty inexpensive as well.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Keep looking, if you need to tone the yellow down you can always use a white organza overlay to achieve the look you are going for.

if you have to piece widths together, try to do them in thirds so you don’t have a seam going down the middle of the table.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

If you have solid colors it’s not a big deal.  Split fabric and sew onto the sides of a full width so that the seams don’t fall down the middle.  If you’re doing rounds then you have to cut your round and then finish the hem.  Wrestling with yards of fabric and having enough room to lay it out can be challenging.  If you have printed fabric and want to be compulsive (like me) and want to match the pattern at the seams – well that adds a whole nother degree of difficulty. 

By the time you consider buying fabric and someone’s time / effort to wrangle wads of fabric you would likely be better finding a vendor. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I thought about making my own, because I wanted a particular color of mint green no one seemed to have, but in the end I just ended up buying 10 off Ebay ($115 including shipping) in white and we are going to use dye that is able to dye polyester. If they turn out poorly, we can always bleach them, I guess.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper

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