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#1 kerryjbrown

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    Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:04 PM

    The pictures of runners, napkins, sashes that they have been sending me are all just a bit off in color. Did anyone go to a fabric store and make their own? Is this very time consuming/difficult? Would it be less expensive?

    I am hating trying to pick my decorations and linen color via emailed pics as I cannot put the ribbon and such with it to see how far off it is...

    Suggestions?

    #2 sanddune

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      Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:13 PM

      i'm actually making my own table linens based off wildflower linens company. here's two sites that i've looked into.
      jcaroline creative
      a little help goes a long way.

      #3 sanddune

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        Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:13 PM

        and this one
        purl : home
        a little help goes a long way.

        #4 2bebridejamaica

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          Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:59 PM

          Im making my runner. I went to Joanne Fabrics and they had my color to a T in a fancy shimmery silk... normally like 18.99 per yard.. but I had a super coupon through an email.. and it was only 7.99 per yard... soo I grabbed the rest of the bolt. I am just using mending tape in clear.... this way I get a super straight edge... I cant sew straight to save the life of me.

          #5 trafalgar

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            Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:44 PM

            I don't have much to say about the fabric store but I'm not a sewing fanactic at all. I suck but you can hire a fashion student from college to help you out.

            #6 TheTomato

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              Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:11 PM

              I am making my own table runners. I bought very basic fabric that matches the color I want and got this fuse/tape stuff that is basically like a double face tape that melts and bonds when you iron it. No sewing the edges- yeah! And I got all the fabric (enough for 10 tables) labor day weekend for less than $50

              #7 sanddune

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                Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:21 AM

                thetomato, what is the name of the tape? i need some of that.
                a little help goes a long way.

                #8 adias.angel

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                  Posted 19 September 2008 - 09:04 AM

                  I am making my own with the help my Marth Stewart FMIL. I saw these and fell in love. Found out all you need is a projector, material and paint.

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                  Here is a picture of how to trace the image so you can paint it on:
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                  #9 Blueyedancer28

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                    Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:14 PM

                    I made my own table runners, just contacted the wedding planner and asked for table measurements. Bought the fabric at fabric store to match my colors. I chose to run a ribbon down the 2 sides, so that I wouldn't have to sew. I just used fabric glue for the ribbon. This added color and stopped the freying. I then used the no sew tape, that you iron, for the ends. Simple enough with some help from my mom. Cost was about 40.00 for 5 table runner....very cost effective! Adds color to the standard resort linens at most resorts.

                    #10 Jenn3878

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                      Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:40 PM

                      I haven't thought about table linens but sounds cool! Guess I will have to see if there's room in our budget! Great work ladies!




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