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Hiding storage with table skirt?

Old 06-19-2014, 03:30 AM
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Thanks Jan, I really like the idea of a plain skirt and the tension rod. I may do that in my open storage.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:33 AM
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Rather than making a two-piece skirt, I would use individual panels (possibly 18" each) to make it easier to get to the stored items. For me, it would be more about ease and convenience than appearance.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Bubbie View Post
SORRY to start off with the wrong, but I'm that sorta gal. Your RUFFLE needs to be at least twice the inches of fabric (ruffle needs to be gathered), you'll need at least 436 inches of fabric for the ruffle. And more if you want more of a ruffle (gather).
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The width of the table is 109 inches . As my original email indicated, I planned on using 218 inches for the background drop and 218 inches for the ruffle to end up with a gathered skirt of 109 inches. Thanks for confirming the need to double the fabric.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:08 AM
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My head is now full of other ideas....using curtains on spring rods or other type of rods.......that way, I could have panel type sections....deciding factor will be cost. I need to see which is less expensive, curtains and rods or fabric and Velcro.
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Sound like a work in progress to me, go for it.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:01 PM
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You also can buy curtains at Goodwill//nice drapes and cut the bottoms to size//tension rod for easy removal.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:19 PM
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I did mine similar to SAndygirl. I got some dowel rods and just some small screw hooks. Made sleeve like curtains. Had stops for the dowel rods so they wouldn't slip from the hooks. I had an 8' bench I attached the (3 pc) skirt to and worked fine. I did it in 3 sections so I wouldn't have to fight it. Cost all of Maybe $5.00. Did it myself. Simple screw hooks. Of course if the sides of your table is metal then the Velcro would be the answer. I would go with the industrial self adhesive. Sticks to the skirt and the side of the table. Good luck.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:43 PM
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i have done some skirts for displays at shows .....got sticky back velcro and put on tables then hemmed the bottom of skirt ....and did a pleat [just tuck and sew tuck and sew ] in the top it was easier that trying to gather and sew elastic.... then sewed fuzzy side of elastic on the skirt so WHEN it goes in washer it doesn't stick to everything
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:26 PM
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I did something similar. Didn't sew at the time. I bought a solid color plastic cloth & velcro sticky dots (both at the dollar store). Covered some storage crates, lasted till I moved (3yrs.)
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:34 PM
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That is so neat. I should do that too. I've got all kinds of stuff under my cutting table and it looks cluttered. Oh you ladies are so crafty!!!

Last edited by ChrisDee; 06-19-2014 at 08:36 PM. Reason: This post was supposed to go under the picture of the woman who sent a picture of her table already covered. Ugh! :-(
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