Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. In fact, our tree in front of our house is a gorgeous fall color. It's a Autumn Blaze Maple tree and we adore it! We used to have two of them, but one blew down this summer in a storm. It's been sadly missed.
With all that amazing color outside my house, I started wishing I could bring it into my home. It was then I remembered I had a beautiful Fall table cloth that I picked up at a garage sale 5 or 6 years ago. I meant to use it but it somehow never did. I decided to pull it out and give it a new life. Why not make it into a table runner and place mat set for my dinning room?
After going on-line and viewing how to make a place mat, I decide to get started. I needed to make 4 placemats and 1 table runner. My goal was to remake this table cloth into something glorious for $0.00. My supplies I had on hand were:
1 King Size Pillow Case
1 Table Cloth
Thread to Match
Part of my supplies.
First I cut my pillow case into (4) 19" X 15" rectangles using my rotary cutter and plactic ruler. Since I didn't cut my pillow case apart before hand, it all ready had two layers of material to cut through. This way I only had to cut two rectangles to size.
I then cut my table cloth long ways into (4) 19"X15" rectangles.
This way I would have enough left over to make my table runner.
Since the Fall table cloth frayed a little, I went ahead and stitch 1/4" in to help stop the fraying. I then pressed the raw edges 1/2" in towards the wrong side.
Match both fabric pieces together making sure they match up and pin them securely together.
I stitched about 1/4 " in on the first round and then stitched another round
to add some extra decorative interest.
One of the finished place mats.
Before. . . .
I only had to stitch one edge of the table cloth since the other side still had its seem intact.
I added my table runner to the buffet and a basket to keep all our papers in it.
Now it looks nice and neat.
How much did this cost? Not a dime. I used something I all ready had and just made it over!