I have a folding card table that I find is perfect for outdoor entertaining. I inherited the table from my grandmother and only have one tablecloth that fits it. The tablecloth is very old and now has a big hole in the center. Yesterday I used some fabric from my stash to create a new tablecloth.
The fabric that I used is a Waverly outdoor fabric and it seems really durable. I should be able to wash this tablecloth time and again and have it stay new looking.
The width of the fabric measured 56″ with the selvage edges. I cut a 60″ length and then washed the fabric because I suspected that it might shrink; it didn’t, perhaps because it is outdoor fabric. I folded the fabric in half, squared off one end using my quilting square and rotary cutter, and then measured 56″ down the long side and cut the other end to make a square of fabric.
I folded the selvage over and pressed it down.
Then I folded it over again and pressed one more time.
I sewed down both sides of the fold.
After I sewed two sides, I went back to my ironing board and ironed down the hem for the other two sides. The selvage measure 5/8″, so I folded down 5/8″ twice to make the hem. Back to the sewing machine I went and very quickly this project was finished.
Things are really dry here and this fern arrangement looks cool and fresh.
One of my Sycamore trees shed a lot of bark while I was at the beach and I decided to put it to good use. Doesn’t it look pretty as a filler for my vase?