Wild About Grace: Fabric Selection

Each year the boy’s school puts on a Silent and Live Auction to raise funds for the Parent Teacher League.  We have attended in years past and had a marvelous time.  This year I volunteered to being on the planning committee. The committee themed the auction WILD ABOUT GRACE.  Once  the structure of the auction was planned, small groups were formed to complete the multiple tasks required to pull off the event.  I choose to be in the decorating group. *Squee*  I love decorating and being creative! I can’t believe what I have gotten myself into. I am excited for this challenge of turning a school gymnasium into an African Safari themed event.

Safari Table Runner Fabric

First item to tackle for decorations will be table runners.  We are in need of twenty 120 inch by 15 inch table runners.  Table runners are EXPENSIVE! Check out this one at overstock.com. 20 table runners at standard retail pricing could run us around $400. After price comparing I decided that I should make the table runners.


I shopped for Fabric at Joann’s and Wal-Mart.  All of the fabric and notions cost us less than $200!  I have washed all the fabric and begun the process of ironing.  The pieces are very long and take a long time to iron. Ironing might prove being the most challenging part of the process yet.  Yet, as any knowledgeable sew”er” knows the devil is in the details and ironing is a BIG detail!

Take a look at the awesome fabric I have purchased!  I can’t wait to show you the table runners finished.


Jungle Fabric for Table Runners

I will be documenting the decorating of the auction as the event date creeps closer.  I will also share pictures of the entire event with you!




P.S. I edited my photo at www.picmonkey.com.  Thank Toni for the heads up on a site to replace picnik.

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  1. OooHhh I love me a good project 🙂 Looks like those will be perfect table runners for your theme 😀

  2. that fabric is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the finished project!


  1. […] boy’s school that meant it was time for the PTL to host their annual Live & Silent Auction.  Last year I simply volunteered on the decorating committee.  This year, as the treasurer of the PTL, I was […]

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