Combine Fabric Scraps for Magical Outdoor Dining! In 1, 2, 3 – Poof!

2 Materials
2 Hours

Ready to Make Some Magic in a Flash?

Gather Up Your Fabric Scraps. I have a Pile of Random 6 Inch Fabric Squares, Ready to Toss.

Cotton. Linen. Flannel.

Sad Fabric Leftovers from Other Projects with No Place to Go.

In Random Crazy Patterns…Sweet Pink I Love You Mom and Daddy. Soccer Star. Swirly Red and Gold.


All Will Work Together Perfectly to Create a Magical Outdoor Dining Table Cover!

And You Won’t Believe How Easy and Fast this is to Make!

First, Let’s Measure the Outdoor Table. The Length.

And Width.

Calculate how many squares you need to cover the table with a bit of Drape over the Sides and Ends.

To Cover this 6 Foot Long and 2 Foot Wide Picnic Table, You need:

9 Rows of 6 x 6 Inch Squares. 18 Squares in each Row.

What’s the Trick to Have the Crazy Mash-Up of Fabrics Work Together???

Position a Light Color Fabric next to a Dark Color Fabric for the Ultimate Dynamic Pattern Contrast.

Don’t Overthink It – Just Sew!

Singer Sewing Machine – Amazon LINK!

Sewing is Fast. The Strips Will Create the Length of the Table Cover.

This is a Great Learn-To-Sew Project. Everyone Can Have a Turn. 🙂

The Strips Build Up Fast. 9 Strips. Done.

Now Sew the Strips Together to Create the Width of the Cover.

This Part Goes Even Faster. Keep Whizzing Along.

Time to Finish the 4 Edges with a Simple Hem. Fold Over 2 Inches. Sew.

Done!!! Wow, That Was Fast!!!

Ready to Fire Up the Grill!

Set the Table with a Fun Cloth from Random Fabric Scraps. Done in a Flash.

Enjoy Summer Dining!!!

P.S. – This All-Cotton Table Cover Washes Great. Simply Hang to Dry.

Ready for All the Fabulous Nights of Outdoor Dining Under the Stars!

Magical Summer Fun with Doodle T and Me!

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