Wednesday, 24 April 2019

WOW: Easter Success!

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
Can you believe I started and finished an actual project within a single day? Nope, me neither. I don't know what inspired me to try my hand at some last minute table running, but I'm glad I did. This linen was just sitting in the stash, going nowhere because although I loved it, there wasn't enough to see through any quilting endeavors. And now, I get to enjoy it everyday, because I've decided to keep it around. I think it might become our new 'daily' runner. I just love blue and white to lift the mood of a room. 

Anyhow, I made the total newbie mistake of starching the whole runner including the grosgrain ribbon edging - and this caused the ribbon which was already stitched down, to shrink a little. You can see in the picture above that it's all puckered and pulling. So I had to quickly 'pull' the fabric into shape to stretch out the buckling and warping caused by the grosgrain shrinking. Happily, it cooled down nice and flat (see pic below) and I'm relieved.

I'll have to repeat this process after any washings, but I starched the linen so heavily that little spills simply bead off and crumbs dust away, so it doesn't look like I'll have to wash it too often. 
Now I've sorted out my table dressing, it's time to return to my quilt WIPs...

What Did You Make For Easter This Year?

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