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“Covered..........need advice”

Description from Mary S - Sweet Chick: OK, it's time for me to change the table coverings I use at arts and craft shows. I currently use neutral colored sheets and they work very well but I need to pin them up each time I use them so that they fit my tables with out dragging the ground. and they wrinkle easily.
I'd like something that I can just throw over the tables each time and they fit right away without much adjusting.
Any suggestions?
Oh! And I do not sew!

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  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    I use a crushed velvet covering – I measured the tables and how much from the edge to the floor, and bought yards of material to match. Just hem the ends and you have a table cover. I fold it up and stash it – never have to iron it or worry about wrinkles! Check at your local Joann’s or fabric store for coupons (usually 40% off covers one cut of cloth).

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Thank you Cindy! :-D Do you know of other fabrics that will not wrinkle? I need something a little less elegant than crushed velvet. I bet yours is gorgeous!My booth has a more earthy/woodsy style to it, if you know what I mean. ;-)

  3. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Just about anything “polyesther” should be fine. But can’t you see your booth with a dark green or brown velvet cover? ;-)

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I use sheets twin size and then I buy table skirts at a party store to cover the bottom of my tables if they get wrinkled I don;t mind because I have my tables covered with product and no one notices the wrinkles!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    I suse table cloth and a table drape!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    OOPS meant to type I use!

  7. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    I just bought this pretty pieces, for my tables. Picks are from mock set up for this weekends show,

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  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I have a widow scarf that I duct-tape to my tables as a floor-length ‘underskirt’, (the kind that gors ‘boinboing boing when you shake it – I’ve seen skirts made with it) which I top w/ some cool ‘springy’ polyester material. The ‘springing’ material doesn’t wrinkle, but it is a little weighty.

    I don’t hem – I bought a tube of ‘Fray Stop’ (or some name like that) at the fabric store and used it to coat the cut ends.

  9. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Mary, I’m very glad you posted this Pick with your question – and am enjoying reading everyone else’s responses and suggestions – Lorrie, what great pics, how did your show go last weekend???

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Thank you Cindy, Deb Lorrie, Alice, Eeka, and Joyce!
    I’m loving your ideas and suggestions! Keep ‘em coming please!

    Lorrie, I love your set-up! :-D Best of luck to you this weekend! How have your shows gone so far this year?

    Eeka Mouse, I love your ‘Fray Stop’ idea! :-D I DO NOT sew and would have to hire someone to hem the covers for me! LOL! Does Fray Stop wash out when you clean the covers?
    AND…..a lot of shows require that table covers to go to the ground, have any of you had issues with that? Lorrie I see that one of yours doesn’t go to the ground and it looks great!

  11. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thanks Ladies. I make sure that some reach the ground so that I can store under them, but I dont worry about all of them. I do not store anything under the shorter covers. (plus they are sheer, so it would look ucky)

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