|When redecorating a room, don't be afraid to look past the fabric department. I have found that using a shower curtain (not vinyl or plastic, but more of a plastic coated fabric) for table runners or doilies aids in weekly housework. The slinky fabric isn't permeable, but yet is heavier than polyester or cotton. Dust does not settle into the threads, and you can wipe it clean with furniture polish and a towel. I came across this accidentally while searching for curtains to match my daughter's new comforter. A shower curtain, that matched perfectly, caught my eye and I took it home to sew valances and a table runner. Over the past two months, I have realized just how much easier it is to dust her bureau with her new runner.