Table runner from scraps

Remember this Patriotic Refashion?

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Bea Arthur would be so proud!

I had an insane amount of leftovers from this project.

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Oh, the possibilities.

The bottom scrap of the skirt was really dirty. I wash all my Goodwill/Garage Sale finds before I ever try them on! This was clean but clearly stained; however, the remaining fabric from the banded peplum thingy was in great shape! I seam ripped them apart from each other.

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No longer stuck on you.

I gave the fabric a good iron to eliminate the puckered, gathered edge. The scrap was quite long as a result.

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This scrap was practically a ready-made table runner! All I had to do was finish the raw edges and call it a day. So, that’s exactly what I did.

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Set up my Serger for a rolled hem

Sergers are fantastic! They take half the time of a sewing machine, they cut the fabric off and bind the edge for you. It’s a beautiful thing. Why wouldn’t I make this project as simple as possible?

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See the tiny binded “rolled” edge? Lovely.

That stitch would’ve taken several minutes to do on my sewing machine. On my serger, it only took about 1 minute! Sergers, people. Get one πŸ™‚

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My table is pretty now!

What a quick and easy way to add color to an otherwise monochromatic space!

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Where else can you get a shrug and table runner for $1? Save your scraps! πŸ™‚

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