I seem to always have trouble cutting a straight line with fabric. I know there are different ways you can do it but I discovered one way that worked for me. I love my laser level and use it for lots of projects and thought it would work perfectly for cutting a straight line. I had to make several table runners for a women's event so, I decided to use some tablecloths from Target to make it a little easier. You can typically get about 5 table runners out of a 60 x 84 table cloth. It works well and there's less cutting and sewing involved and a lot of times it's cheaper than buying fabric. So, back to the laser level. I measured in on each side where I needed to cut, then I used the laser level to line up the two marks and then I just cut the fabric following the laser as a guide.
Here's one of the runners on my table. I think I will try this technique again in the future. It worked pretty well for me.
and my new salt and pepper shakers from Goodwill for $0.99! I was immediately drawn to them for some reason. I love the basket weave pattern.