Quick and Easy Arrow Tablecloth

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I love the idea of having my favorite fabrics in a place where I can see them every day. I think a tablecloth is a great way to keep fabric visible so you can enjoy it! And because I basically just hemmed the edges of a large cut of fabric to make this one, I can always change my mind and turn it into something else later, right? I often hoard fabric, only to have it sit in stacks for years without being used (or really seen)…and that’s a little bit sad. Well not this time I say!!!

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This arrow print by my friend Melody Miller is a favorite of mine (clearly, since I’ve used it now for this dress and this dress). I bought a couple extra yards for a tablecloth, since it has this amazing border that just seemed perfect for a tablecloth. The darker color means that stains won’t show up as quickly, and since the Kokka linen sheetings come in the wider widths (60″), it fits quite nicely across my 35″-wide IKEA dining room table. I measured my table and added about a half a yard for length on the ends, then just hemmed up the sides and ends.

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Voila, easy tablecloth!!

8 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Arrow Tablecloth

  1. I love your tablecloth. I also do this with fabric I’m hoarding but I buy clear plastic and staple it to the table over the top- pulling it tight as I go , using a staple gun. It means I can just wipe it down after meals and protects the fabric – one piece I used went on to become a dress, which some former guests from our home were very confused by!! ” wait, isn’t that your tablecloth???”

  2. It is so beautiful. I too have found melody miller fabric great for the home. I was making an awesome bag from some of her fabric and as I was holding the bag up to admire it while going to my sewing room, I went past my mid century modern bathroom and my eye immediately went wow! I made curtains for my small bathroom window out of her telephone ruby star. I get more comments on how much people love my bathroom and curtains then on anything else. Its amazing how fiber/fabric can change a view (and inexpensive since I just redid the other bathroom and it doesn’t get that kind of comment).

  3. What a great way to see and enjoy all that beautiful fabric instead of just keeping it folded away somewhere. Also, I think we have the same table from IKEA 🙂

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