er……..table(?) was pretty much covered with ‘fuzz’. Yup, I said “fuzz”. Rotary cutting boards have a way of grabbing those pesky fibers when I trim a finished quilt (and I have done some recently!). So….first, to the “de-fuzzing”………… Using one of those kitchen kettle nylon “scrubbies” I ‘attacked the board, rubbing perpendicular to the offending cuts. It really doesn’t take much effort and the board is ready for the next project.
We have vintage! Yay!!! These are a couple of (many) pieces that were sent my way by my (now East Coast) friend, Beth Ann. Life slowed my progress on these but, now, it’s their time!!! I soaked these 2 for 36 hours in Retro Clean to brighten them and remove most of the offending stains. They are/were card table sized with the most sweet corner embroideries…….The first….. was perfect for this backing fabric….so “old fashioned”…don’tcha think??? The 2nd one brought me to giggles……. The 4th corner repeated the cup/saucer. That cloth, however, had a very large yellow/brown stain that stubbornly refused to exit! So, I exercised my creative control and………….cut it out!!! Yup….what was a larger (card) table cloth is now a very sweet table runner……. Once the background stitching is complete, that center seam will f-a-d-e away. So, now you see what the days ahead will be filled with (along with my monthly piano time at a local hospital, tomorrow, and miscellaneous other tasks, of course!!). But, stay tuned, cuz there are many more linens in this treasure box!!!
What’s on your “design wall” these days????
I never thought to use a scrubby for that purpose. Always nice to pick up new tricks.
It was one of those hints I picked up “along the way”….lol!
Very fun retro designs:). I love the scrubby to your cutting board! Mine is definitely in need of a good scrubbing so I am going to try this out:). Thx😊
It really does seem to pull those stubborn wisps out!!!! Hugs……..
Yay for vintage! I love watching people make wonderful new things out of vintage embroidered pieces. Love that pink fabric with the teapot!
It is a good choice…..I wish I would have bought more!!! (I think I say that a lot!!!) So good of you to stop by!!!! Hugs…………
Holy smokes it is going to be PERFECT!!!!!thank you so much. So glad I caught this— in Ohio on vacation and definitely out of my usual blog reading routine! These are going to be perfect!!!
I am so excited to get going on these!! Spectacular T-storm just came through and I had to shut down my machine!!! sigh………
Don’t need any blown out machines due to lightening! It will wait. Make sure you keep track of time and material costs. 😊
Following my creative ‘bent’……..will do much tonight — in my sweet dreams!!! LOL!!!!
Excitedly awaiting the results on our dear Beth Ann’s linens.
I kinda figured you would take special interest!! hehehe…….I have a nice sized box of such just waiting!…………….
What a busy life you lead Doreen. That seam will disappear under a lot of feathers and other quilty designs I just know. It looks a really fun project. As for me I am trying to make three starburst quilts together all for gifts and needed in July. Must scoot off and keep sewing. 🙂
That sounds like awesome fun!!!!!! Be sure to share photos…..puh….leeeeeeze!!!! Sending very hot, humid summer hugs your way (as a storm is bearing down on us from the West! Have had to shut down/unplug all machines!!!!)……….