Vintage linen that has stains or holes is called "cutters". I have a few Christmas linens that I've been wanting to make into decorations. I washed a piece of this cutter tablecloth above. Then I stippled it (like it was a small quilt) with close curves and a red dot back. I washed it and dryed it again after it was quilted so it would crinkle up.
Then I used this template to trace stars all over the quilted table cloth. I cut them out with scissors and then I used my rippled edged rotary cutter blade to wave the edge of the star.
I cut the stars out fitting as many as I could from the quilted fabric without fussy cutting them. I want a more random look.
Then I stitched 1/4" from the edge of the stars. Now I still need to put a grommet in one of the points and string mini green rick rack so I can hang them. I have lots more to make so I'm waiting until I am done to put the grommet/holes in the star. I'll let you know how that works out.
I purchased this banner on Etsy from VintageHome. She has darling home decorations. I loved how she used cutter tablecloth fabric to make the banner. And after making Allison's banner I had an idea for making a Christmas banner using tablecloth fabric . . . and this gold cross stitch letter fabric from Holly Holderman of Lakehouse Fabric.
I started cutting out letters to spell NOEL and I thought I would center the letters in the middle of the banner with Christmas fabric/Christmas table cloth fabric flags on either side of the letters. I'm working on all that still. So I'll keep you posted.
Jane talked about a yo yo garland for the Christmas tree as a good idea. I really wanted to make one this year but it didn't get done. So I searched etsy for a yo yos and found them with YoYoCottage. I hate to admit my tree isn't up yet. But this garland will soon be hanging on my tree. Again, I'll update you on that when it gets done. (I've never been this late putting my tree up, just FYI)
I saw these pin cushion rings on a few blogs and fell in love with them. Etsy seller artnetshop makes them and sells them and I think she does a fabulous job. I purchased a few from her for gifts but really wanted to make some for myself. And so I did. The first couple didn't turn out so great but I kept at it and with the help of Shelbie and Mr. Hive I am really happy with the results. I think they are cute and very practical. I used wool and printed linen. They were fun to make.
Of course I wouldn't sell any of these items or compete with those etsy sellers. These things are for me or for gifts.