Remember that table I spruced up the other day? Well, I decided it looked a little naked. What to do?
I had a bit of inspiration from this wonderful digital graphic I purchased on Etsy from Graphique. Please allow me to tell you about Leah over at Graphique. This was my first time buying something on Etsy and I must have emailed her at least five different questions before ordering a graphic. Leah could not have been sweeter – she even listened to my ideas for new graphics!
Ok, so back to my project. I had muslin fabric and decided to make a table runner. First, I washed and dried the fabric (no fabric softener). I’d like to say I was very precise and measured but I really just laid out the fabric on my table, checked to see what length & width would look best and put some small marks to mark the size. Because I like the frayed edges I decided not to hem. You could easily hem the edges though OR use a no-sew hem product.
So, now that I had my fabric washed and “measured”, I need to cut it. Here’s the nice thing about muslin though, you can just rip it and it comes out pretty straight!
I printed my graphic on Avery t-shirt transfer paper and cut around the design. Because I was applying this to a light fabric I didn’t have to cut it out too exact. By the way, Leah gives you specific instructions and help on printing and using your graphic so I’m not going to get into specifics here.
Once I had my graphic and fabric ready I applied the transfer to the fabric using my iron according to the Avery instructions. Here’s the hard part – you have to wait two whole minutes before you can peel it back and see how you did!
Ding! It’s ready…here you go!
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