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Kwanzaa Table Mat

Monday, 07 December 2009 9:00

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Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community and culture that combines traditions from many African cultures. It marks the harvest and emphasizes seven principles of strength: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. The 'mkeka' is a place mat, on which the mazao, bowls of fruits and vegetables, are placed. It is traditionally made of straw or cloth and represents culture and history. It is the symbolic foundation on which the holiday stands. Our Kwanzaa table mat is based on this tradition.

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Thanksgiving Place Card & Favor Bags

Wednesday, 04 November 2009 9:00

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Welcome your guests to their seats with a stylish place card and a little surprise. These favor bags are so easy and quick to make; it took only one hour to make and finish enough for six place settings. This is a great fabric scrap project. One bag uses just a 6" x 13" piece of fabric. Use up leftovers from our Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts style napkin tutorials or try contrasting fabric.

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Thanksgiving Tablecloth with Arts & Crafts Style Panels

Monday, 02 November 2009 9:00

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Our Arts & Crafts inspired holiday tablecloth features a unique panel design, which incorporates the beauty of a placemat into the tablecloth itself. Three highlight strips provide the perfect backdrop for your best china and flatware. We selected two gorgeous fabrics from Joel Dewberry's Deer Valley collection. The striking patterns and interlocking architectural motifs create an elegant Thanksgiving theme.

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Halloween Charms: Spooky Table Runner

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 9:00
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Do you have a host of Halloween goblins headed your way? Roll out this fast and easy table runner and spread out all your goodies in style. The simple patchwork design is made up of 40 squares, which makes a colorful grid of stripes, dots, bats and spiders. It's a little bit spooky and a little bit kooky. HA! Now you have the Addams Family theme stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

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Citrus Holiday: Christmas Morning Table Runner

Tuesday, 29 September 2009 9:00

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I love table runners. You can use them alone or layered over a table cloth. They create a beautiful focal point for your table or buffet, like a little fabric runway, perhaps giving me an excuse to invite Tim Gunn to my house. But if I invited him, I'd probably have to also invite Heidi Klum, and then it would just be too crowded. So instead, I'll make this beautiful Christmas Morning Table Runner and invite my friends and family.

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Citrus Holiday: Patchwork Table Topper with Vintage Button Trim

Monday, 21 September 2009 9:00

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How many of you remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer is pitching the coffee table book about coffee tables? The center point of most living rooms is indeed the coffee table. So it certainly deserves its own decorator touch for holiday celebrations. This table topper project features a nine-patch center section that shows off a beautiful selection of our Heather Bailey Pop Garden & Bijoux fabrics.

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Citrus Holiday: Lemon Zest Tablecloth

Tuesday, 15 September 2009 9:00

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Does someone wake you up at o'dark-thirty on Christmas morning?! Then you need a zesty zap of yellow to get you going. This lovely, lemony tablecloth is the perfect foundation for a holiday breakfast feast of waffles, fruit, juice and coffee. The bright yellow is set off with creamy drop panels and it's all tied together with deep crimson bands and bows.

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Citrus Holiday: Napkin Ties with Letter Bead Names

Friday, 11 September 2009 9:00

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What a fun alternative to place cards. At the end of the meal, everyone can detach their beads and use them as bookmarks, bracelets or hang them from a keychain. The napkin ties themselves are quick to make and accent the red band in our Lemon-Zest Tablecloth beautifully.

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Citrus Holiday: Easy Napkins with Festive Trim

Thursday, 10 September 2009 9:00

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Adding a simple fabric border kicks this napkin up a notch. Napkins are a great beginning project and a great way to practice hemming. We made all our napkins match for our Citrus Holiday table, but it would also be snazzy to do a different, coordinating trim on each person's napkin. Not only would it be a great way to use up fabric scraps, you could also keep track of which napkin belongs to which guest.

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