|Yards and yards off Christmas-y fabric!|
My goal is to make a dent in this stash, and be ready for the upcoming holiday season. The last few years, I have made some handmade gifts, but was aided by the federal furlough in October 2013, and the massive "Snow-vember" snowstorm in 2014. Both events allowed me to stay home and sew. Since I am counting on neither this year, best get cracking!I decided to just start cutting. I pulled all the rich looking red and green florals, and started cutting. Other than the dense nutcracker print, I stayed away from anything that seemed like a novelty fabric. The first project was going to be some herringbone table runners, similar to the musical table runners I made last year.
|I used all of these|
|I didn't use the snowmen or the checks or plaids|
|Close up of the fabrics|
All those strips yielded 7 table runners, each a bit different, and all rather pretty. These are about 12 inches wide and 54 inches from point to point.
Here are a few tops auditioning on their own!
I am sure to use up some additional yardage with the backing and binding. In the meantime, I am working on some other runners - using a checkerboard pattern and a tumbler pattern. More next week!
Enjoy the rest of the summer!