The butcher, the baker, the tablecloth maker


I’m working on it. No, it’s not “done” yet. It’s a rectangle on a round table.


So no matter how I put the cloth on the table, long side in front or long side on the sides, it’s not ideal. It needs to be either square or round.

I have some options. I do have the other tea towels that I can add on to the short sides and then hem up as needed. I made this one yesterday and it was hotter and muggier in here than I’d planned on, and I got very tired doing this sewing job. And hot. To me, sewing is a winter job. I don’t enjoy sewing in the heat.

Also, I have made an executive decision about the cup/mug holder. It’s history. I have ordered something else and will let you know about that when it arrives.


Cheers for now,


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~ R. Waldo Emerson ~

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3 Responses to The butcher, the baker, the tablecloth maker

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    Bex, how about just making two of the towels into a runner and put it down the center of the table. Then you can put the placemats on either side of the runner.


  2. Bex says:

    Oh we don’t have to SNEAK titbits (which is how it’s spelled in England!) to the dogs — oh no, we regularly give them snacks, especially on pizza nights when they get the crusts…num-num.

    Also about the table, we actually used to have a rectangular table there:

    Paul made that table but it is in the basement holding “stuff” now. Hmmm, might think about switching them – again!


  3. l'empress says:

    I know a rectangle doesn’t fit well on a round table…like mine. But there is something to be said for having shorter sides where the seats are.

    Originally, I was thinking that one could sit down without getting tangled in the tails of the cloth. It occurred to me that, in your house, I would probably be sneaking tidbits to the dogs. 😎


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