Halloween Table cloth

 A couple weeks ago a good friend of mine came to visit.  We stayed up for hours talking like we always do and somehow got onto the topic of table ware.  Just one of the many random things we find to talk about.  We're both in our early 30's now and are determined to graduate from entertaining with paper plates.  She told me she recently started collecting table clothes for special occasions.  And that got me thinking.  I have two table clothes.  One is plastic and covered with paint.  The other was my $10 clearance table cloth that I picked up for Easter dinner this year.  It's been getting way more usage than just Easter dinner and so I decided to become a table cloth collector too.  There's just one problem with my goal.  Most table cloths I find are either less than cute or more than my budget.  Thus, for the next upcoming table cloth, I decided to start from scratch.  I had some black and white polka dot yardage on hand but, like most fabrics, it wasn't wide enough to use alone.  I didn't want to invest in some extra wide home dec fabric and thus found a couple more prints to add to it.  My table seats up to eight people so I needed about 2 yards of the polka dot and a yard and a half of the prints for the borders.  I had to piece my borders together a little to get the length I wanted but since this isn't a formal table cloth, I was fine with that this time. 

After a couple evening of stiching and a few rolls of ribbon, I ended up with this.

I think I need to host a Halloween celebration now to break her in.

Everything's washable so Halloween partying here we come!

I'm linking up to these parties

15 comments:

  1. Uh yeah. This is absolutely adorable!

    Liz
    The Nifty Nest

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  2. Great job. Very clever and you are right, most tableclothes are boring or way too expensive.

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  3. That turned out great, you really did a wonderful job. I love all of the colors.

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  4. Love the table cloth. I just may have to copy. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That is so cute! I wish I knew how to sew. :(

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    Allison
    Atticmag

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  6. I love it! I'm a polka dot freak so this is right up my alley! Love all the different fabrics and ribbons you chose! You did a fabulous job! It's gorgeous and whimsical! Love it!

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  7. Love all of the different fabrics and ribbons! I'm ready to trick or treat!
    smiles!

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  8. Super cute tablecloth! I love the patterns you chose. Saw you on tatertots and jello. What a lovely blog you have....would love you to stop by if you get the chance!
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  9. Now that is super cute! I really is festive for fall or halloween. You did an awesome job, I think this might be a new hobby for you!

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  10. Fantastic! Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  11. It turned out great! I love it!!!

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  12. LOOOVE it!!

    It's hard to find large tableclothes!! We FINALLY have a table big enought o seat our family but it is in really really bad conditions and needs to be covered:) Maybe I need to get crafting:) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. This table cloth is looking great, the concept of using three to four different pieces of cloth and stitching them together is adding more beauty to this cover. I will try to make something like this of my choice.

    Table Cover

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