Simply Charming Tablecloth

Simply Charming Tablecloth




Hello All! My name is Angela and I blog over at Cuttopieces.blogspot.com.   I'm back with another tutorial for you, this time using the lovely Domestic Bliss line by Liz Scott.  I fell in love with these fabrics as soon as I saw them and wanted to make something quick and "easy" with all of the colors.

Sometimes you love every single fabric in a line and just want to USE them.  Right now!  Well this tablecloth pattern will let you do that and gives you a very functional item along with the joy of diving into a collection.  It uses just 2 charm packs.  So there is enough to have some fun but not so much that it gets overwhelming.

This tablecloth is perfect for special occasions like birthdays or holidays (with the right fabrics!) but is also simple enough for every day use.  There are special details like a mitered edge border and a single piece backing.

It's "Simply Charming".



(2) Charm Packs of Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott
  *update - not on PDF instructions* - you need 88 charms total...some lines will have enough in two charm packs.  If you don't have enough, I would take some of the extra Bella solid and cut it into charm squares and use them as corner squares on the table cloth.
1 1/4 yard of Bella Solid Marine
2 yards of 108" Grey Dottie Backing




Cut the Bella solid into a 40 1/2" square piece of fabric.

Arrange your charms around the Solid center in rows.
You will need
     (2) 9 piece strips
     (4) 11 piece strips
     (2) 13 piece strips


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Sew the charms into rows and attach the rows to the solid center as shown below.

First attach each 9 piece strip to opposite sides of the solid center.
Next attach an 11 piece strip to the two remaining opposite sides of the solid center to create a square piece again.

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Then attach an 11 piece strip to opposite sides of the new square piece.

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Finally, attach a 13 piece strip to the remaining two opposite sides to once again square up the piece.

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Your piece should now be 58" square.


Cut the Dottie Backing into a 67" square piece.
We will be creating a deep mitered hem around the perimeter of the tablecloth.


On all four sides of the backing fabric, press the ends wrong sides together with a 1/2" fold.

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Follow this by pressing all four sides in with a 2" fold.

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At each corner, unfold the fabric back to reveal the wrong side of the fabric.  Fold each corner in at a 45 degree diagonal, wrong sides together.  You should be able to match up your pressed creases.

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   Trim the folded triangle to a 1/2".


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Refold the fabric back along the original pressed edges to reveal a perfect mitered corner.

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Lay the backing fabric out with the wrong side up.  Place the tablecloth pieced top on top of the backing, centering it.  Keep each fabric as smooth and flat as possible.

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Fold the hem along the edge of the pieced top and pin in place around the entire tablecloth.  Top stitch around the entire edge of the hem, including the mitered edges.

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And ta-da!  You are done!  Easy peasy!




One Simply Charming Tablecloth!

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So pull out those charm packs...feel free to mix and match!  And whip up a fabulous tablecloth for that special occasion.  You could make some coordinating napkins too. ;)  Oh and how cute would a novelty tablecloth be for a child's birthday party?!  Endless possibilities... 


If you do use the tutorial to make a tablecloth I would love to see it!  So please share it in my flickr group, Cut To Pieces and of course the Moda BakeShop Group as well.  Enjoy!

Angela Pingel

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Norma's Clay said...

Great tablecloth! A conversation piece for sure.

Kristie said...

This is beautiful, Angela!

Melissa Corry said...

This is super cute Angela!!!

traceyjay said...

I really love this Angela! Such a good idea, and you're right... such a happy way to just use those pretty charm packs. Great idea with the dottie backing!
Now if only I hadn't taken over my dining room table...

Kelly O. said...

now THIS I love!

Karin said...

super cute Angela! Love the binding treatment with the backing!!!

Ruth said...

Very, very nice this Tablecloth. This is the Next Project for my home!! Many Greetings from Germany
Ruth

DianeY said...

Really cute! I love this fabric-needless to say it some resides in my stash

Denise in PA said...

So cute! And what a great use for charm packs!

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

i love this tablecloth but i think i would still quilt it.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

What a fun project!!

christinaree said...

Beautiful! I love the colors!!

Jan said...

This is such a great idea. Now, my mind is whirling.

Andrea said...

Beautiful! I must make one for my new house. Maybe one in grays with pops of color!

Meg said...

This is so cute--so many possibilities!

Carrie P. said...

what a really smart idea. thanks for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How cure is that!! I love that you can make a custom size. Really cute!

Jennifer Gail said...

Really good job, Angela.

Lindsay said...

Looks great! I can't wait to give it a try.

Lee Ann L. said...

This is way too cute and i'm going to try adapting the pattern to fit my countertop height kitchen table. Thank you!

Gill said...

Fabulous! and mitred corners too!

Patchwork and Play said...

Beautifu tablecloth made with great instructions and photos! Angela has done it again!

Shauna said...

Wow!! This is a pretty tablecloth! I love your instructions too - so easy to follow!

Melinda said...

So pretty! Wishing my outdoor table wasn't round right now!

Kelly said...

that tablecloth is "simply charming." love it! :)

texheks said...

I've been thinking about making a tablecloth and I love charms... I think this is a match!

Alison said...

I love this idea and wish I didn't have a round table!

Rosa said...

This is a great idea and fabulous way to use charm packs!!

marci sinfisi said...

its such a great idea!!

Mom who loves to sew said...

Angela, I just love your choice of colors.....GREAT JOB! The gray polka dot just makes it! Good idea doing the center in a large piece.....less work and food covers all of that anyway. Unless, you don't eat on this tablecloth and just stare at it....haha.

Quiltjane said...

Thank you for the excellent tutorial. I love this table cloth design.

Kasia said...

Thanks or the quick awesome tutorial, especially on the mitered corners...have been looking for a good explanation for a tablecloth in particular AND so fun to use charm packs too!

pkrueger said...

very cute! I would suggest that you post the finished size, or maybe I just missed that.

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

The tablecloth is so fun to look at, the prints are so bright and colorful! I love it!

Laurel09 said...

I love the tablecloth design, and I love how simple it would be to execute! Thank you for the tutorial and design idea!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great Tablecloth!! I love this fabric line!!

Amy said...

Love how you did the backing!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really a nice pattern...thanks

piece peace said...

I think I am going to make one of these. Thank you for the tutorial.

Candice said...

Awesome way to explain the mitered corner- thank you!!!

piece peace said...

I am going to have to make one of these. Thank you for the tutorial.

Jenny said...

great project!

mean sarah jean said...

lovely tablecloth!

Martina said...

Really a great project! Love it and might use finally some of my charmpacks. Yeah!

Fran said...

Such a cute idea. I like the the charms are on the sides so they don't get covered by all the plates. :)

Ebeth said...

I love this line - looks great with your design!

Johanna said...

Love it! You always have the best ideas.

Charlene S said...

I like the table cloth for sure.

Kathy said...

Love it! ...and I love the "ingredients" for it.

Linda said...

HELLO! REALLY LIKE THIS+WANT TO MAKE ONE TOO! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love this!

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Judith said...

I have to confess that I've managed to accumulate a few more charm packs than most people would consider reasonable. They're just so cute. So thanks for designing a project that will let me show off these great fabrics and that will also make up so quickly!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I love the fabric line! And the idea for the mitered self-binding was the perfect finishing touch.

B Greene said...

Great tutorial for a tablecloth... and I need one, too!! Thanks!!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute tablecloth! Great instructions!!!

Megan said...

This is a fabulous idea.

Jane S. said...

What a great tutorial! I love pre-cuts and this is a good way to use them. We just got mosquito-netting curtains for our gazebo so we're going to be outside a lot more this summer...I think we need a new tablecloth!

Sarah said...

The table cloth is adorable! A great way to get to admire some fabric that we love all day long!

Cotton Blossom said...

I always enjoy a charm pack pattern. Thanks!

jmj said...

cute idea thanks for sharing and for the giveaway

Laurel Rimes said...

great and simple pattern. love those fabrics as well!

Debra Lee said...

Great spot of sunshine for the summer.

Heather said...

I love the way you mitered the border and made it part of the backing! It's genius!

Seamster said...

I love the idea of using charm squares in such a unique way. Very cute!

Seamster said...

I love the idea of using charm squares in such a unique way. Very cute!

Susan said...

So adorable, makes me want a square table rather than my round one:)
Susan moorefamily117@gmail.com

Katie B. said...

Very clever! Love this fabric.

Catherine said...

So cheerful! I really like the fabric choices.

Allegory said...

This makes me wish I had a table to make an adorable tablecloth for.

Jenelle said...

Really pretty and fresh! I love the dot print with Modern Domestic.

wipgirl said...

Very nice. I really like the way you finished the edges.

linynp said...

Wow what a "charming" table cloth! Endless possibilities. Thanks!

Bobster126 said...

So pretty and summery. :)

Myra said...

What a fun way to quickly use charm packs!

Crystal said...

I am in love with this, absolutely adorable!

Cathy said...

cute!!!!

Jessica said...

This is great! Thank you! I'm using this soon :)

Dar said...

Love the recipe. Looks like pot luck with splashes of color!

cakegirl said...

I never thought about making a tablecloth. Thanks for the pattern!

Winona said...

What a cute and simple table cloth. Very nicely done!

Sheila said...

Lovely, and what a great use of those extra-wide dots!

Kerri S said...

love the clours!! so pretty!

Danielle Hudson said...

I love the table cloth in Domestic Bliss. It's so summery!

Karen Diebolt said...

What a great idea for using fat quarters that you like but may not have enough to make an entire tablecloth.

krisgray said...

Very cute and useful! - like the mitered corners.

Sarah Craig said...

What a great idea, Angela! And they'd make such great gifts....

jabcraftin said...

Love this idea! Super cute :)

Lisa Lisa said...

Oh My Goodness! Another thing to add to my list of things to make! Love it!

Leah said...

Great tutorial. Lovely Photos.

stitchinpenny said...

Love the color choices and the way the patchwork frame brightens everything.

Marisa said...

Love this idea! It is just beautiful.

Angie said...

Angela, I love it! I could see this being really scrapbusty (if that is not a word, we need to inform wikipedia!) Thanks for the great project!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I've been looking for a tablecloth pattern and this is perfect. I love how you wrapped the back to the front.

Lisa Cox said...

Gorgeous tablecloth! And so easy to make with your recipe.

Laura said...

Love the edge treatment!

manos de chicureo said...

Me gusto mucho. Para mi mesa de la terraza quedarĂ­a muy bien. Gracias por compartir.
Yasmin

Marg M said...

This is a lovely table cloth to make and enjoy

Marcia W. said...

Very pretty tablecloth - and thank you for showing how to use the dotty backing and mitre the corners. Thanks for the recipe.

CaroleM said...

Oh that is so cute, and super easy! I would love to make something like that for my patio table.

wonkeybobbin said...

Very cute. You make those mitered corners look easy to tackle!

Jana said...

I LOVE this table cloth. Thanks for the easy to follow directions too.

Heidi Staples said...

Fantastic idea! I'll have to try this one!!

quirky granola girl said...

i LOVE this pattern. i'm definitely pinning this to do later. for now i must finish some UFO's :)

Cherie said...

I love the dot backing/hem/edge! So much impact with so little fabric!

Tamie said...

Cool. I need to make one for my back porch.

mennikelly said...

Thank you for the clear directions for the corners/

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I will definitely have to make one.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Great pattern! Domestic Bliss is perfect for this project! I love he solid top, too! Thanks for the great pictures and instructions for the mitered corners!
Angela

Katie Doggart said...

Such a cute tablecloth! Love the bright fabrics...and the mitered corners - wow!!

PlacervilleBaskets said...

love it! and needed that tip on the corner sewing~

Jennie P. said...

That's cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

angela said...

I love how you did the fold lines to start your miter. Great project!!

Me? A Mom? said...

Simply charming is totally right. Great job, Angela!!

diane said...

fun project with fun fabrics

webmailaddress2 said...

Adorable fabric for an adorable pattern!

JLG said...

Absolutely love this!

robin said...

Very cute! :)

Georgia said...

I have to say that is beautiful! Absolute Great!

Anne said...

Love this, simple yet just lovely and inviting!

Dawn said...

Tooooo cute! Looks easy and I love the gray polka dots!

CitricSugar said...

Very nice, Angela!

verykerryberry said...

Simple is often the best, love it Angela!

Amorette said...

love these colors, and it looks so easy!

Katarina said...

I love this table cloth! This is something I needed and will surely sew it soon. Angela's projects are always so great.

paulapatchwork said...

absolutely charming, Angela!xx

Ann said...

What a great way to use my charm packs!

Sunnybec said...

What a fabulously easy table cloth! Thanks for the tut and I love how you have done the corners! Linda

JoyceLM said...

Love the pattern. Your directions were great.

Cheryl Brickey said...

Love it...your tablecloth is beautiful. I love the corners and border.

Isisjem said...

This is completely inspired! A great way to make a table cloth without having to risk your most precious prints in the danger-of-spillage-and-stains-zone! Going to add this to my list of makes for sure!

sz.marika said...

This is a beautiful tablecloth. Congratulation! :-))
Thanks a lot the idea!

Cheryl Gomez said...

So simple, but so cute! Great idea.

KatheG said...

Beautiful table cloth. It has two of my favorite colors - blue and grey. thanks.

Fran said...

This is such a gorgeous tablecloth & it's a great showcase for these lovely fabrics.

KatieQ said...

Super idea! I love the way you made the mitered borders.

cpup40 said...

Great idea and tutorial, I always have trouble doing the mitered corners. Thanks for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

This is really cute and so easy. Gives me an excuse to use some of those charm packs I have been hoarding.

Linda said...

Great pattern, love it on a patio table, great summer colors for summer.

Gina said...

Great tutorial. I think I might just make one of these for a table in our classroom at school !

Linda said...

I just love the bright summery colors. Thanks for the instructions for the mitered corner...I need all the help I can get, lol.
lindapawlak@verizon.net

Kimberly said...

Wonderful tablecloth! So many possibilities depending on your fabric choices!

ELNM said...

What a beautiful tablecloth, and a great way to showcase those charm packs - and you don't need a ton of them! Keep up the great work!

Beth, Jessica and Jennifer Pyle said...

I love the way the mitered corners looks - and of course, the beautiful colors=)

Gretchen said...

I love the colors of the line. I'd smile just sitting down to the table.

legato1958 said...

Thanks for the beautiful and practical tutorial!! I can't wait to make one!

sue
legato1958@aol.com

hueisei said...

Charming! :)

Diane H said...

Great tutorial - thanks very much.

s2br11 said...

Very interesting technique. Always learn something new here! Great Idea and Thanks!
Mary Malone

Zuzan said...

The Grey Dottie border brings out the colors, pqtterns pf the charms so well wwith the blue sea in rhe middle. Thamk you Liz and Angela.

nettie said...

Another "so charming" way to use those darling little charm packs! I think I will start digging in my stash to make one for my table fairly soon.
Thanks so much for the idea and tutorial.
Nettie

quilary said...

Such a pretty and vibrant colour combination.

Josie McRazie said...

beautiful and such a great tutorial for mitered corners!! Thank you!!!

elysesusandesign said...

Love this tablecloth! I have a pack of this specific fabric so I may just have to make this!

Mhairi said...

I love this. It looks so simple yet it is so fancy and would be a brilliant tablecloth to use for every occasion.
Thanks for sharing.

SewLindaAnn said...

Love your tablecloth! That solid in the middle really makes it for me, anything using color blocking always looks so complete. Domestic Bliss is a fave line, great work!

Pattie Crum said...

Thanks for explaining the edge treatment. I've never seen a tut for it before.

Michele said...

What a great tablecloth for inside or outside. Love the tutorial on mitered corners.

Lisa Marie said...

Such a cute idea!

Amanda Echler said...

This looks amazing! I can't wait to get a table that I can make this for! :p

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Moda has so many great charm packs - it's such a neat way to get up close and personal with a fabric line. Love your tutorial and your idea for making special occasion tablecloths!

Richard Healey said...

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Quiltsmiles said...

How Cute! Great idea for using those charm packs in a unique way. Jane

Dairygal said...

Umm.. I'm wondering if I can retro-fit for an Oval?

Allison C said...

Loving this!

Meredith said...

Love it! What a fun tablecloth.

Terri said...

Very pretty. I really like the plain fabric on the table top and then showing off all the great prints on the sides.

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

This is so lovely, just in time for summer picnics!

SewSealy said...

Wonderful that the tablecloth is reversible. I really like how you mitered the hem from the back side to the front. Nicely finished.

Kathy said...

Love Love Love! May I have it please?! :)

quilt happy said...

beautiful table cloth

Marie G said...

Lovely tablecloth that will show off a great vase of flowers from the garden.

Jacklynn said...

Thanks for the great tutorial - I especially live how you finished the corners and binded it with the backing. Gonna have to try this!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Great project to use some bold fabrics. And I love that it is reversible.

kbzelazny said...

So summery and beautiful-love it!

kbzelazny said...

So beautiful and summery-love it!

kbzelazny said...

so summery and beautiful-love it!

kbzelazny said...

So summery-love it!

Mrs.Pickles said...

this is very pretty and something I am going to have to try!

VickiT said...

That's so pretty. Thank you. I love those fabrics. They're one of my favorites. I think I've only got one charm pack too sadly. My son's finacee would love that. Her favorite color is teal/turquoise.

Jennifer said...

What a lovely table cloth! I would need to make it bigger for my table, but it would be well worth it!

Emma B. said...

Love this! Thanks for the tutorial!

killerchampgirl said...

Almost too pretty to eat on!! Love it :)

killerchampgirl said...

Almost too pretty to eat on! :) Love it!!

Susana said...

Hola Angela¡ Me encanta ese mantel, es muy alegre. Felicitaciones.

Ellen said...

Super cute! I agree its too pretty to risk getting food on it.

Deb said...

Great tablecloth, just in time for summer decorating!

Whitney M said...

I can't wait to give this a try! Hope it will look just as good as yours!

LethargicLass said...

Now I have to buy a square table LOL!

Suzanne said...

I have a feeling this is going in my immediate queue.

Linda said...

It's a cute quilt! As a bonus, it's easy to make. Well done!

Brenda - justabitfrayed said...

I love this!!!!

Susan Jonsson said...

Perfect way to use some of my favorite fabrics.

Susan

Diann said...

This is a great pattern and I love how you did the border. I'm considering adapting it for my rectangular kitchen table.

Jennyroo said...

Fun! This would be great for making wholecloth quilts, too!

Carla G said...

Great tablecloth! Love how you did the border! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Leah said...

great table cloth... thanks for sharing

Delcia R. said...

Clever way to use a charm pack or two--and enjoy the fabric while indulging in a nibble or two.

Melody said...

I think this is a very creative idea.

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Natalya H said...

I looooove this! I'm bookmarking it right now :)

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