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Thread: A Christmas table runner I will NEVER, EVER make again ...

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    Whew! I made this a year ago. I took a class for it.

    But it was a pain in the duff! It's woven strips of fabric with serged edges. I used three (3) spools of serger thread. I don't know how to spell serge. Surge?

    I will say the effect is beautiful under candle light and twinkling Christmas lights, but not an item I can sell at a craft fair.

    It's tacky to talk about money, but honey, it was $40 for the class, 3 half yards for the woven strips, 2.5 yards for the border and backing and $12.99 per spool of serger thread. The backing is the same border fabric.

    Do the math!

    The official $140 table runner.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I have to laugh because that's INSANE. What was I thinking? I can see me now at some craft fair and having some one wanting to buy it for, oh, $25! Yeah, that's what they like to pay.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Does anybody else have "money pit" projects?

    Here it is anyway.

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    At least it's beautiful :D

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    Cordelia, I don't have any money pit projects, but that is beautiful.

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    Thank you. The killer on it really was the cost of the class and the serger thread.

    There's no way around it, both edges of the strips are serged (and that was really, really fun too) and used up a lot of fancy metalic serger thread.

    I don't even have a serger machine. The quilt shop let me use one of theirs. I don't even know what they are. My mom has one. It sits up in her room with these like four huge spools of thread on it.

    I'm like, what's that? My serger machine. What's it do? Serges.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    NIce runner though - better keep it for yourself!!!

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    And that is some of my Tom Cruise MI-1 arial photography too. :)

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    LOL! You are so funny Cordelia! You gotta admit though, that is one pretty table runner! Don't you dare put candles on it. Wax drips would not be funny! LOL! I think I might frame it! You have to make more to offset the "cost!" Gorgeous!

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    But wow is it gorgeous!!!

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    THANK YOU for your post. I've had a very sad night and I'm in the perfect mood to have something make me laugh... and this was it!!! Now I'm crying again but this time it's much more fun. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    You are a riot. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I would put it behind glass and frame it :D It really is a true beauty :D

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