Tablecloth #3

6:00 AM

Heads up, kind of a lame post.
But I am really excited about what I have to share tomorrow! But I recently made another fitted tablecloth and this time it is a new version.
The first one from tablecloth vinyl lasted about a year. 
The wear and tear of little kids, or the fact I melted a big hole in it with a hot pan led it to end up in the trash. 

So after that I thought I’d try a more durable finish, with straight plastic vinyl and made just a clear tablecloth with invisible thread.

And now I made a fitted tablecloth from cotton quilting fabric.
I used the exact same tutorial as number 1, except I had to piece a border because quilting cotton is only 42” wide and the print was big enough I thought a border would look better than piecing a seam.
This took 2 yards down to the last scrap for a 48” square table, plus the solid border which was probably 1/2 yard.
So now the plan is to maybe have a few different fabric tablecloths, then just plop the clear plastic vinyl one on top so I can wipe it and not have to wash the fabric one as often. 
A little lame, but better looking than plastic on wood I think.
print was Riley Blake’s Domestic Diva:

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  1. placemats work great for little kids too, helps keep the tablecloths clean longer. Than pop the fabric ones in the wash. I have TONS of fabric one for that reason. Love them.

  2. Great idea! I need one for my dinning table.

  3. I grew up with a plastic vinyl table cloth. Mom would put other table cloths under, or make place mats to put under the clear plastic one. Like at Valentines day we had a bunch of hearts on the table covered by the plastic. Oh does this take me back.
    I love the idea. If only I had a square table instead of a round one...

  4. Your tablecloth looks great! And I wouldn't think twice about keeping it protected! I have "shabby" decor. Notice that I left out the "sheik." I think it used to be nice, but with four kids it doesn't last. :-\ And I will cover, protect and blockade anything that I've put time and effort into making look nice. :-) So go for it! Get the vinyl!

    Congratulations on your impending arrival!

    Hope you have a super day!


  5. I loved your first table so much that I made one out of outdoor fabric. It has been so great for messes, because it has some sort of scotch guard on it. Because we have a round table I had to change things up a little bit though I cut the outside line into bias strips so that it would curve easily and qI used cord elastic in the bias tape to keep it on.

  6. The post is shown a wonderful tablecloth. Have a look at it
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