Table Linens

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We currently have an old red tablecloth that is actually two smaller tablecloths sewn together so it would fit the table. This is fine and dandy when you have to share your apartment with roommates of varying degrees of cleanliness.

table cloth and runner project
Current Red Tablecloth
(Note the seam up the middle)

As a housewarming gift, we received a new tablecloth for our dining room table. It is 60″ x 120″ and has lovely fall colors in it. I have some brown placemats and cloth napkins that actually complement it beautifully.

My plan is to rip out the stitches of the red table cloth and use one to make an accent placemat runners (you know the table runner that goes side to side instead of from head to foot of the table) over the new tablecloth to help tone down the pattern. And of course, new placemats for the head and foot of the table.

Here are my prelim ideas:

I started by cutting one of the two red tablecloths into four equal strips. I hemmed the edges and added it to the table. How lovely!

And now for the two placemats:

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I also want to make brown placemat runners for our Friendsgiving event in November.  That project to come!


4 thoughts on “Table Linens

    Dory Codington said:
    September 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Nice recycling job.


      triciamas responded:
      September 10, 2013 at 12:17 am

      Thanks! I’m just excited that the two matched so well!


    baystateroadrunner said:
    September 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    That looks awesome! Your blog has inspired me to start decorating… after I figure out how to clean. Still working on that. There’s 3 year of mess here


      triciamas responded:
      September 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      If you need help, well advice, let me know! I am really good at cleaning 🙂


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