Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Operation Cookie Time

One of my favorite holiday traditions is our annual holiday cookie party.  Usually that just involves making lots of cookies but when I was folding all my fabrics I found this fabulous Christmas cookie fabric I bought years ago to make a tablecloth and decided this was the year.

The stumbling block in all this and the real reason this fabric has been sitting so long is that my dining room table is a massive 60" x 92" so with the drop my tablecloth needs to measure at least 80" x 112".  Trying to accurately cut those long lengths and get the border print straight was going to be a major pain on my small table.  So what do you do when you embark on a project so huge it doesn't fit in your studio?  Head to your LQS of course:-)   Luckily the gang at Quilter's Way was happy to have me crash in their space for a few hours.  Their ginormous cutting tables are AWESOME!!!
And how amazing is that mitered seam?  I used this fabulous tutorial, Adding Borders the Jinny Beyer Way.  She makes it so easy!!!

I may have gone a bit overboard making cookies this year...

but now I have the perfect backdrop for all my holiday baking:-)

What's your favorite holiday tradition?

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  1. These are yummy--the tablecloth and the cookies! Those miters are fabulous!

  2. Great table covering! My goodness...that IS a lot of cookies! But I'm sure the party was another huge success! This weekend we will be hosting our annual Cookies and Caroling party. I make the cookies and apps and my husband and sons provide the music for caroling. Very special tradition for our family and friends!

  3. Such a beautiful table runner. What could have been a better occasion. You mitered borders is just perfect!