Since I have so many old vintage linens,
last Saturday I decided to make some table
toppers by embellishing vintage toppers.
The base on this one was a 40 x 45"
pink topper which I put a smaller
topper and 2 runners over.
is pinned and then sewn down using the
A little closer up:
Here was the second one and by
the way - these make up fast because
each piece is already done by other
sweet ladies of the past! That's where
the real work was done!
This one below has
I used a variety of bird pieces on the sides
but I am just showing you one of them:
#3 has a tea kettle on the
corners of a small topper over
one and of course other
runners sewn on it:
A little closeup here of the Crinoline Ladies
and Sunbonnet Ladies:
And this last one shows you how I use a large
table to just pin it up - this one is not sewn yet:
If you are a perfectionist - try to control yourself as
many of these pieces are already not totally even!
This is a great way to stretch the life of a topper that
has started getting little holes in it - don't throw it away - just embellish it! As you can see above there are little pieces of a round crochet doily tucked under the runners - it was a round cut into 4 pieces. I see
a small doily in the middle too!