Posts tagged ‘thrift shop’

June 14, 2013

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Take Dad’s worn out dress shirts & create a spiffy table runner!

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  • cut a long piece of material to fit table size (shown:  6′ x 14″ thrift shop teal corduroy)
  • cut the shirt fabric into parallelograms (the shape needs to be exact, but vary the orientation of the shirt material stripe or plaid)
  • make parallelograms the same width per zig zag across (4 parallelograms per zig zag in featured runner)

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  • place long material right side down
  • cut equal size fusible webbing & put on top of wrong side
  • place fabrics in chevron style
  • for a change in texture, add a solid corduroy (or linen, velvet, etc.) piece here & there

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Once the pattern is in place start ironing everything down.  The pieces will need to be adjusted here & there, so pay attention!  Since rectangles of corduroy were used in the sample, extra fusible webbing was cut & ironed on as needed.  Last, trim the edges with a straight edge & rotary cutter.

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