Sandi asked me if I would be interested in being a sponsor. I was honored she asked and happy to help out any way I can. Since I was pregnant at the time and didn't know what it would be like having a baby, I didn't want to over commit. I offered to make the table linens for the benefit. Since the benefit is around Halloween I decided to find fabric that is seasonal yet sophisticated and fun.
When Sandi told me some theme ideas; lace, masquerade, animals I thought of fabric by Tula Pink called Nightshade
Unfortunately I wasn't able to source enough of this fabric for table runners. Then I found some other fabric that was purrfect! It had a bit of lace feel, spider web feel and neon cats. Two different fabrics encompassing Sandi's themes.
Usually with runners I make the hems a clean finish, folding over the edges twice and sewn down. The last project I was working on my serger have been the Liberty pocket squares and I have the serger threaded with neon green. I decided to leave the neon green thread and not even hem the runners. The neon green matches the fabric and will look perfect in a masquerade setting.
If you are interested in making a table runner for your home all you need is 1 yard of fabric and sew the pieces together. Runners are 13" to 14" wide. One yard of fabric will give you a runner 108" long. Cut 3 pieces from the one yard so each piece will be 13" x 36". Sew the pieces on the short end face to face. Then hem the long sides 1/2".
If you would like to find out more about the Mutt Masquerade check out their facebook page or buy your tickets here. Hope to see you there!