Sunday, March 20, 2011

Couch Potato Table Cover

This table cover was made to create an end table in our family room. It is made from Tommy Bahama fabric; one nautical, one striped, along with a slightly stretchy denim. I'm calling this the Couch Potato Table Cover because in the patterned fabric there is a statement Tropic of Couch Potato. This is a variation of the Simplicity pattern I had mentioned in a previous post. I'm also pleased to report that my serger and I are getting along today, which allowed me to finish off my seams just as I had hoped. I love how it turned out. It has just enough 'nautical touch' to it. Now all I have to do is make another one EXACTLY the same!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Float Interiors is now on Etsy!

I had lunch with a dear friend a while back and she introduced me to She makes knitting patterns for American Girl doll sweaters (too cute) and sells them on Etsy. If you are not familiar with this site, it features all handmade items. There are some really creative people out there! So I created a store for Float Interiors to sell some of my custom pillows. I actually sold my first thing today!! Check it out.

Simplicity 4096 Issue

I came across something that I wanted to share. I'm having an issue with Simplicity Pattern 4096 Table coverings. On the pattern envelope please notice the striped table topper. You'll also see an image of the actual pattern piece designated with a 3. If your fabric has a vertical stripe in it, I'd argue you can not use that pattern piece because your stripe will become diagonal as you wrap your table. In the image with the longer table topper, I used a straight rectangle and notice the lines in my print remain vertical. In the shorter table topper image I cut the fabric using pattern piece 3 as instructed. Notice those same print lines now run diagonally. So, my suggestion would be to cut a straight rectangle whenever using fabric with a vertical print of any kind. That's it for now.