Oakshott Table Linens Challenge

I feel so lucky to be chosen to participate once again using this fabulous line of fabrics. Sew Mama Sew put together another challenge, and Oakshott fabrics sent 6 challengers their Lakes fat eighths collection, and asked us to make table linens with them.

I chose to make a table runner for our 8′ long dining table!

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It is so long that is was tricky to get the whole thing photographed at once!

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I added a pocket at each end (by folding down one corner and then halfway up again, and sewing down in place) to hold whatever we need to put in them! Napkins, silverware, dinner party questions (oh yes, we have done that to our guests), etc.

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The colors in this collection are beautiful, and have that iridescent sheen that we love Oakshott fabrics for.

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I kept the pattern fairly simple so that you can really see all the incredible colors and their subtle differences.

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I always feel so decadent sewing with these fabrics. They remind me of jewels.

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Look at that weave!

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The dark rains have begun here (I live in WA state), so I couldn’t photograph this inside, but it fits right in with our color scheme in the dining room, perfectly.

Big Thanks to Sew Mama Sew and Oakshott fabrics!

Be sure to check out what the others made:

Mary Claire King Remember Wren

Jessica Skultety Quilty Habit

Nicole Neblett mama love quilts

Sara Peterson knottygnome crafts

Anjeanette Klinder

25 thoughts on “Oakshott Table Linens Challenge

  1. Lovely table runner! I had to laugh when you said that they are hard to take pictures of. I love making table runners. And then when I try to take pictures, I’m always bummed that they just aren’t easy. This turned out just lovely. I adore the pockets too! Such a great idea.

  2. It’s beautiful. Just perfect to brighten up a rainy day. I live on the east coast and we’re having a serious of cold damp rainy days too.

  3. I love what you’ve done with these fabrics. I so love the idea of tucking dinner conversation questions into a pocket (or a bowl or a box) as a way of starting some fun discussions to go with a beautiful table setting.

  4. What a great idea! Those could be realy fun for a birthday party (or any other). I do admit to seeing those fabrics and colors in clothing, as well. I’m looking for a day-stretcher, does anyone have one to spare? There just aren’t enough hours in the day!

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