Sunday 1 September 2013

Drop Cloth Table Runner

                         Ever since I made my ruffled chair cushions

             here  I wanted to make a ruffled TABLE RUNNER.

                  Over the summer on a rainy day
                            I did just that. 

Now for all my newbie friends a drop cloth is a painters drop cloth that is 100% cotton and is so easy to sew with and 
soooooo inexpensive.......

Have I mentioned that I'm in Love with drop cloth.....

 Here's a tip. Make sure you wash it in hot water and I always add a bleaching agent. White Brite.

Here in Canada I purchased my drop cloth at Lowes.
I always buy the largest size. It has so many uses.
The White Brite  @ Wal Mart.

I love the way it hangs...

I love the way it looks.....

I love that I was able to use leftovers from my ruffled chair cushions.......

Want to know how I made this cute table runner.

Well drop back later this week and I'm posting a tutorial.

See with the little bit of fabric that I had left over I made these cute little pumpkins.......

Yes I will also post a tutorial on making these as well.

Now run out there and purchase your drop cloth and be ready for sewing day......

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  1. I love your drop cloth ruffled runner! It looks so cute on your table with your chair covers. I've never used brite white before. Does that soften the drop cloth? I adore the pumpkins you made! I'd like to make those.

  2. It's gorgeous! You did a beautiful job and love how it matches your chairs. You're just too good at this and put us all to shame! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. You did a beautiful job on the table runner Linda. I'm not a sewer but I think I could make curtains with straight lines couldn't I? Hmm. I've been wanting new bathroom curtains for a while and this may be the answer. Thanks for the tip! have a great week.

  4. Linda,
    You are a hoot, dear one!!!
    I HATE to sew. . .all my blog friends know that. . .
    but every ONCE in a while I am encouraged and inspired to use my sewing machine
    and make a home decor accessory for my home!!!
    Recently, I've been toying with the idea of using painter's drop cloth for a project.
    I, too, use Lowe's here on the Prairie!!!
    I'll visit again, soon, dear one and see your tutorial!!!
    Thanks for the encouraging words!!!
    Have a marvelous week ahead!

  5. I love drop cloths!! I have one as a slip cover on an older couch. It's a quality sofa but we are not ready to re-upolster. So we use a drop cloth and it looks great! Of course my boyfriend still refers to it as tarp over the couch....your runner is so pretty. I'm not much of a seamstress but I think I may be able to do something similar to this. Great idea!

  6. Sweet project. I love drop cloths as well. Curtains for the porch were my last project.

  7. As you know, I love this fabric too - table runners, upholstered chair and soon a headboard - all done in this amazing fabric!! Love your ruffled runner.

  8. I am going to have to take the plunge! We don't have a Lowe's here on Vancouver Island, but I'm pretty sure Home Depot and Rona have them. I look forward to your tutorials.

  9. Can't wait to see how you made it! I can't sew a lick. Very cute punkin's too!


  10. Oh, I love drop cloth too! I've made several things from them. One is a tablecloth I use a lot!! Love your runner and the chair covers are beautiful! I see a towel hanging from your stove, too I believe. ;) I'll watch for your tutorial!

  11. Gorgeous runner! Love painters drop cloth. I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  12. Wow, we are definitely on the same wave-length. I'm head-over-heals in love with drop cloths. I haven't tried White Bright, but I always wash them in hot water. I've made a tablecloths for my dining room table, breakfast table, and several patio tables plus tablerunners. I also made some chair back covers -- like slips for my chairs! And would you believe.... I also made pumpkins! See, great minds! My pumpkins will be showing up next week when I post about my dining room. I always get my drop cloths at Harbor Freight -- they are quite a bit cheaper than Lowes or Home Depot and my hubby always has a coupon. You may not have that store in Canada. Anyway, happy crafting and sewing with Drop Cloths!

  13. Yet another great idea to use drop cloths for! It is on my list of "things to buy and make things with"! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday and following via Hometalk, Pinterest and GFC!

  14. what a fabulous post. I can't believe I never knew you could wash and treat drop cloth like a regular fabric. Where have I been? These are some wonderful ways to use drop cloths I've been a fan for a long time. thanks for sharing this Linda. I have White Bright on my shopping list.

  15. Oh what a lovely runner and the chair pads are so beautiful too. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  16. This is beautiful! What a great idea! I found you through Make the Scene Monday! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at!

  17. Thanks for sharing all your thrifty ideas at my party. On Monday you will be featured at my party...please feel free to grab my starfish featured button for your blog.