Monday, November 19, 2012

simple patchwork tablecloth

I spent the last couple of evenings working on Christmas presents and by Sunday afternoon I was so happy with my progress, that I thought some "just because I feel like it"sewing was totally in order.
 
I decided to make a new tablecloth for our kitchen table. I wanted to make something patchworky, but not too complicated. I found this simple tablecloth on Pinterest and got to work.


I had no exact plan in mind, I just started digging through my fabric stash and went from there. This was such a quick and fun project.

 

I used a flannel sheet, cut to the exact size as the patchwork top, for the backing. I placed both the top and the backing on top of each other (right sides together) and stitched all around, leaving about a 10" gap for turning. I then turned the whole thing right side out, pressed, and top stitched all the way around the tablecloth. 


I did no quilting at all as I quite like it being so nice and flat. I love how it looks in our kitchen, and it helps cover quite a few "mysterious" paint stains that no one seems to claim responsibility for.


These corner blocks are probably my most favorite part. I think they add such a lovely touch of interest and playfulness. 


Now that the tablecloth is finished, you know what comes next, right? Oh, yeah! We need some new place mats. I'm thinking something like this  or this would be wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by. Svetlana

22 comments:

  1. It's wonderful Svetlana. I love how those regular ole' squares in the corners hang as diamonds when it's on the table.

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  2. Looks great! It looks wonderful with the farfalle wall hanging.

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  3. Oh, that's wonderful, and looks nice and simple. I never realized a square tablecloth would work on a round table - duh!

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  4. Love the color it adds to that space--it plays so well with others! :O)

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  5. That is lovely! Great color choices :) I've been thinking of making a tablecloth to hide the slightly ugly table I have. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Your tablecloth is beautiful, and I really like your curtains!

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  7. Sometimes the best designs are the simple ones! Beautiful! Jxo

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  8. So pretty! I never thought about making my own tablecloth. Might have to make one now! Thanks!! xo Heather

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  9. This is so pretty! I want one too, there are never any shortage of wonderful ideas.

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  10. It looks so pretty and matches your decor perfectly!

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  11. Such a sweet tablecloth, and I love your kitchen corner with the curtains, the paint choice, and the mini on the wall. What a lovely spot!

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  12. I love the colours in this. It looks lovely in its place ; )

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  13. This is so pretty! What a beautiful kitchen.

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  14. This is lovely! What a fun project.

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  15. very nice table cloth. i like the placemats also, but both links are the same. ;) xo

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  16. Looks perfect on your table. Nice and fresh looking.

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