I had good intentions. The BEST intentions actually!
I was going to share with you a tutorial on how to make a no-sew drop cloth table skirt. I was going to show you how easy it is to make a round tablecloth. Because I have actually made one before. And I even sewed it instead of using liquid stitch!
I was going to do sketches and mathematical equations and throw around words like “diameter” and “circumference” and wow you with my sewing knowledge.
Then I went and took the easy way out.
I bought the largest drop cloth I could find and laundered it to get that soft linen-y feel. After laying it on the floor I realized just how big it was. And this led to me wondering if I could just cut a giant circle out of the middle.
So I did.
I used another round tablecloth as my guide and just cut that big ol’ circle right out! It all happened so fast and I was so excited about the simplicity of this project until I remembered that I was really looking forward to showing you all how to make a no-sew table skirt the proper way.
I stood there in my foyer (which is the only place big enough for the largest sized drop cloth to be spread out) and I hung my head in shame.
Then I remembered that I still had to add the fringe. Oh, that glorious bullion fringe that I got for 40% off!
I quickly got out the Liquid Stitch and “stitched” it right on. And suddenly that simple drop cloth circle took on a more luxurious feel.
And the shame lifted.
I realized that, in reality, I actually HAD made a No-Sew Drop Cloth Table Skirt with Bullion Fringe just as I had set out to do in the very beginning.
And maybe, just maybe, I have in fact spared all of you from those dreadful words like “diameter” and “circumference“.
Because now you know that you can simply cut out a circle from a large drop cloth to make a table skirt.
Or you can just Google, “how to make a round tablecloth” and get the full tutorial from someone else.
Someone who will give you step-by-step instructions.
Someone who will probably include sketches.
Someone who would probably NEVER just cut out a giant circle from a drop cloth and call it good.
As for me, I’ll just be here, holding my head up high now that my coveting of the beautiful Ballard Designs table skirt with bullion fringe has had such a happy ending after all!
Thanks so much for joining me today at the Fence,
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