Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Making a Circular Tablecloth

This is one of my favorite spots in my house.
It's a small covered table in my kitchen.
It's the perfect place for simple meals,
a cup of coffee, reading the paper,
and good conversations.
Over time the blue tablecloth was
beginning to show its age.

Have you ever seen a more gosh-ugly table?
It definitely needs a cover.

I had recently purchased a couple of white quilts
at Homegoods and decided to put them
to use in the kitchen.

First, it was necessary to piece the two quilts together
and to find a large workspace to lay it all out.
My living room floor was the best spot.

Since I am making a circular table cloth,
I needed to find and mark the very center of my piece.

From that center mark, begin measuring the desired length--
widest part of the tabletop + (tabletop to floor + hem)2 divided by 2,
in my case 48 inches.

From the center point (previously noted),
begin measuring and marking at intervals in a circle.

Can you see my blue marks above?

With a ruler, then connect all your measured marks,
creating a circle.
Cut along this line.

Once the tablecloth is cut out,
place it on the table, wrong side up,
with the center mark as close to the
center of the table as possible.

Begin pinning the hem to your desired length.

Since this is thick fabric, I made a serged edge and
cut away all but one inch for the hem.
Then the hem was machine stitched in place.

Do you remember that ugly table?

What ugly table?

This week I'm linking with
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great idea and tutorial too! Love the finished product, it's outstanding!

NanaDiana said...

What a good idea. I think round tablecloths have always been challenging when you have to piece them to make the material large enough-Great tutorial- xo Diana

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That looks great, Susan!! Love the white quilt look!! blessings ~ tanna

vicki said...

Susan- your tablecloth is beautiful and dramatic-- I bet it makes you smile every morning!

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❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I agree...great idea! I love the quilted piece you have on top more!!

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