Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tablecloth Trick



Tablecloths for every occasion can be expensive, so I have come up with a trick when I need something unique to go on my table when I entertain. Whenever I am at the fabric store, I make sure and look at their remnant or mistake cutting table and look for the larger pieces to see if there are any pretty patterns that would work for a tablecloth - usually 2 to 3 yards. This size works perfectly on a smaller round or square outside table for casual entertaining. Or, it would work for a dining table with the leaves out.

This pretty pattern is one of my favorite finds, because it goes perfectly with my special pink depression glass, for a casual breakfast place setting. I don't bother finishing the edges with my sewing machine and just use my sharp sewing scissors to clean things up and make sure all the edges are straight.

The next time you are at the fabric store, take a look at the remnant table and think about setting a pretty table. You will be surprised at the larger pieces available and the variety of patterns. The possibilities are endless :-)

Happy Wednesday!


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  1. Great idea Vicki! Oh, by the way, I finished Me before You! Oh my God! Such a heartbreaker and the tears and then I kind of smiled at the very, very end! Great recommendation. Thank you.

  2. Great idea. I am space challenged so to have too many tablecloths becomes a problem, but I might be able to squeeze one or two if the price was right. I love your depression glass. I have a couple bowls, but it is becoming so pricey that it is being priced out of my range.

    Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon

  3. Love this fabric! I will definitely check out the remnant table next time I am at Joann's. Have a wonderful day, Vicki!

  4. Great idea! I'm always searching for vintage linens, but they can be pricey. What a cute (and cheap) alternative. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a cute idea..Thanks for sharing...

  6. That is a great idea!! Tablecloths can be expensive.

  7. My sister-in-law does this for tablecloths and table runners. I'm going to give it a try. My dining table is extra wide so it is really tough (and EXPENSIVE) to find tablecloths for it.
    Do you hem the remnants? Or use jus fabrics that don't unravel?

  8. Great idea Vickie! And also you don't have to worry about stains that never come out. Ann

  9. Great idea! Thanks for the tip, I will do that next time I am at the fabric store! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

  10. I love the remnant table! As proof of that, I have piles of fabric that I'm sure I'll use up if I live to be a hundred. lol

  11. That's exactly where I get my tablecloths too. That way if you only use it once or twice a year, you don't feel as guilty. And the added bonus is that you get way more selection this way.

  12. Beautiful fabric Vicki! Great idea to check the fabric piles:)

  13. Great idea, Vicki, and I love both the pattern of your tablecloth and your pink depression glass.
    Blessings, Beth

  14. You have the right idea, that is a great way to increase your tablecloth wardrobe!

  15. Gorgeous fabric, looks perfect with your pink depression glass. Love the depression glass, very dainty style, I love the old fashioned look of it.
    At times our local thrift store has some good fabric pieces so I grab them when I can. Got two yards of a floral yesterday. The flowers are pretty big so I'm going to do some embroidery on edges of flowers to dress it up somewhat or maybe sew beads around edges of flowers. I don't have a dining table but can use fabric to make decorative embroidery hoop art and maybe a pretty table runner . It's a nice weight fabric also so making a table runner or pillow cover would work.

  16. Great Idea,
    I am looking for a fall tablecloth, and now thanks to you I have the perfect
    place to go looking.


  17. Great idea! Thanks for the tip! I've also used a shower curtain on clearance. ~M.

  18. Great idea . . . I used to make tablecloths and give as gifts. My favorites are from a neutral wool like woven material . . . I fringe the edges and then pull a couple threads an inch from the edge for a fancier finished look. It has been a loooonng time since I have made one. My mother was my teacher . . . Thanks for stirring me up . . . it gives me thoughts for a winter project

  19. Lovely tablecloth! Your pink depression glass is beautiful.

  20. What a great tip Vicki. I love how this looks with your depression glass also! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  21. Super tip and idea. Love the gorgeous pink depression glass too. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  22. Terrific idea Vicki! I love the fabric you found!! Thank you for sharing this at the party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page and have pinned it to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest too :-)

  23. This is a fantastic way to find beautiful fabrics for tablecloths - I'll have to remember the next time I'm shopping for fabric! Appreciate the idea! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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