Last week we were all entertained with ladybirdee’s recovered pincushion. It was inspired and inspiring, and I have taken this ‘recovering’ theme one step further.
I was in need of a table and chairs and after perusing the furniture stores and not finding what I had in mind, I had a look on eBay. I fell in love with a table advertised there….because of the chairs! I purchased several meters of fabric from “that Swedish furniture store” to use for recovering the chairs.
After recovering the chairs, I had some fabric left and the table looked so naked.
Then, I remembered I had Judy Neimeyer’s Compass Rose table runner paper piecing pattern. The finished size of her table runner was too long for my table so I decided to do some modifications.
Using my left over pieces of fabric from recovering the chairs, some gorgeous Reece Scannell cottons and other pieces from my stash, I stitched my compass sections, using Aurifil 50 wt. cotton Mako (orange spool). Use a slightly shorter stitch length to make removing the paper after piecing easy.
Triangles were cut over sized and added to the compasses to create squares from my octogonal shapes.
Sewing these new squares together resulted in the perfect sized runner for my ‘new’ table.
This project was quick and easy and ready to enjoy in a few days.
We would love to hear about your adventures with turning something old into something new again.