So mum asked for a table cover for her vintage Ikea round table on the back deck. (Can IKEA be vintage?) Mum gave me some fabric but I didn't like them so I pulled an assortment from the stash and got busy. I decided on 5" squares and 5" x 10" rectangles. It feels right. Check it out.
This is the start of it all on the "design bed." Okay. So how does one turn a rectangle into a circle. You ask Husband to make you a giant paper circle pattern with a diameter of 39" with an extra 8" for the drop. Actually, first you ask for a 36" circle with an extra 8" for the drop because you didn't write down what your mother said and you almost mess up. Anyway... Husband was most helpful and made a giant paper circle. This morning, I added the extra 3" all the way around. It is just a darn good thing that I waited to cut the circle and checked with Mum again before cutting. Phew!
This was a fun little project that is just waiting for me to hand sew the binding. I am going to write up a quick little tutorial for it and will post it in a day or two. I just happened to find the perfect sheet at the thrift store on Saturday for the back and binding. A king size red plaid sheet for $1.75. Snazzy!