The other night, I sat down at my sewing machine to create another table runner from dish towels like I’ve done twice before (holiday & cupcakes) and this time it was not working as well. It should have taken 30 minutes tops to iron the towels, pull out the machine, thread it, and sew. Because I had returned all the sewing books from the library, I went searching on the computer for something else to make until I could revisit my table runner.
I found projects at Bernina’s SewingRepublic, which updates weekly with inspiration from a variety of sources. In the gallery, you can select a project, get the pattern, some have videos and find more blogs to visit! There’s even a RSS feed so you can stay on top of the new hottness!
As for my dish towel table runnner, it works. It would look better if I could have found 2-inch wide brown grosgrain ribbon, but I only found satin ribbon, which is too slippery for this kind of project since I wrap the ribbon from the front around to the back and sew all at once so the ribbon cannot shift at all.
Why yes I do have a bowl with Kayne West-style sunglasses, chapstick, Coca-cola reward caps and a random piece of candy as a center piece. My cloth napkin holder clashes a little too much to be sitting there.