When the boxes come down from the attic every year, one of my favorite Christmas items to uncover is a table runner my mother made for me. It's the first thing I pull out, and for me, its appearance signals the official arrival of the holiday season. This happy patchwork and pom pom centerpiece certainly

They’re made from leather remnants. The half-square triangles go together in a snap, and the soft wool-felt backing makes them safe for any surface. Super fast and easy. No edge finishing since neither leather or felt will fray.

This gorgeous quilted table runner was originally designed to feature the Downton Abbey fabric collection from Andover Fabrics. However, the traditional patchwork star design is one that would work well with any number of current quilting cotton collections – especially ones that feature a similar palette of both dark and light colors and a selection

It’s insulated with thermal batting to help keep food warm or cold. There are plenty of interior pockets – all in easy-care PUL. And the top zipper provides a secure closure so even if the tote tips, your picnic doesn’t spill.

Our Sew It Up 4 Summer series highlights new and classic projects that are quick to create and a perfect choice for summer fun in the sun. One of the best parts of warm weather is moving meals outside. You can have a picnic on your own porch or patio. When dining al fresco, keep
Sew4Home lives in Coffee Land. The beautiful Pacific Northwest is home to Starbucks®, Seattle's Best® and Peet's Coffee & Tea®. We're never more than five steps from a barista. However, we also like to have lots of ways to make coffee within the comfort of our homes. The French press style coffee maker has seen a
Originally developed to prevent down mattress and pillow feathers from poking through or blowing away, ticking dates back as early as the eleventh century when the fabric was made with a linen warp and a cotton weft. Today, the clean and simple look of striped ticking comes in a variety of colors and is a

Cloth napkins are more beautiful, more absorbent, and more green. These nifty napkins use a technique for building patchwork strips called a strata. So colorful, it will make breakfast, lunch or dinner feel like a party.

One of the fastest holiday makeovers is a tablecloth. There are really only three steps: 1) cut, 2) hem, 3) set the table. It's so quick and easy, we decided to make tablecloth sets for both a long dining table and a small card table for serving. Each set features two elegant home décor fabrics:
It's a reversible placemat. No, it's a party activity. Wait... you're both right! Our party placemats have festive fabric on one side and cool chalk cloth on the other. Similar to oilcloth, chalk cloth is heavy yet pliable and waterproof. You can write on it with regular or liquid chalk, then wipe it clean with
My brother made me laugh out loud when he said a "mug rug" sounded like a bad toupee for an ugly guy. Although a great guess, a mug rug is really a mini placemat designed to hold your coffee mug or tea cup and maybe an extra little treat, or... when placed by your sewing
The rustic theme is one of the hottest trends in the DIY wedding category, for both wedding attire as well as the ceremony and reception decorations. It's all about creating a wonderful mash-up of subtle tones and textures – just like you'd find in nature itself. A hallmark of the trend is mixing traditional wedding
We love working with toweling. How could you not love something that comes to you pre-hemmed into a handy 16" width - perfect for towels, curtains, pillows and more?! With the hems in place, this project is about as fast and easy as they come. We chose a beautiful solid natural for our tea towels,
This Re-imagine & Renovate project not only showcases a new fabric spin on an existing project, it also features step-by-step notes to create a variation on the corner accent treatment, and it emphasizes a great idea from the original tutorial: two layers. There's a plain fringed underlay with a bright, patterned overlay. By making the
The experts always recommend layers when dressing for winter; we felt this advice should extend to winter table top dressing as well. Our holiday tablecloth is actually two layers: a plain fringed underlay and a patterned flat overlay with pretty dangling pom-poms as corner accents. With the underlay made out of a neutral fabric in
Rather than a napkin ring, add a little seasonal splash to your napkins with a few simple folds and some inexpensive trimmings that will fill your table with good cheer. These six festive napkins are all fast and easy to assemble. If you want to all-out and fold a napkin into an elegant and classic
Did you know the paper napkin made its debut in 1887? While that's quite historical, we still prefer the cloth napkin. And, making your own festive fabric napkins for a party – or just for everyday - is a fun and easy way to spruce up a place setting. Fabric napkins are super simple to
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