Unique & Economical Tablecloth

Hi everyone, I hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving, mine was great! When I showed you my Thanksgiving table-setting, some of you were interested about the tablecloth, well, this a post for you.
Once the wall decorations/art were done, the table got some needed attention, after all, it is the most important piece in this room.

Simple yellow place-mats were that, too simple. I went looking for a tablecloth but what I saw at the stores were plain white or full of graphics neither which I like.
A visit to the fabric store was more productive ;)  I found this pretty upholstery fabric in the remnants section. Hint, hint...  The price and thickness of these fabrics make them a win-win situation.
My plan was to hem both ends and leave the long selvage sides the way they were.  But, hmmm I changed my mind ;)  The corners were rounded.

The change in plan came after I found this "ribbon" among my stuff.  It's not exactly a ribbon, it is a tape I bought long time ago when I was making a roman shade, it had little rings attached to it, but I took them off and used them for the shade, so the tape was left over.  It had some little holes where the rings used to be.

That's why I went looking for pretty buttons to try to cover those holes ;)

A pad was first placed on the table... It feels really soft :)

And then the tablecloth. Check the full table-setting right HERE.

It was kind of funny when I showed my husband the buttons on the tablecloth, he perfectly remembered the coats some of those buttons came from :)

We had some extra guests, a new leaf was added to the table and the tablecloth was also extended. In the end everything turned out pretty well :)

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. It's so pretty! I really like how you used the buttons. Great job! :)

  2. It is so pretty- what amazing texture!!

  3. Love that tablecloth and a great tutorial. You video is wonderful, great family gathering and the food looks amazing. Hugs Marty

  4. I wish I was sitting around your gorgeous tablecloth. That plate of food looked so darn yummy. Now I will have to call you Martha too; added to your other names, Miss Abrams, and Miss Picasso. Cheers Cristina and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friend!!

  5. I love using unexpected things. Great job, and happy thanks giving!

  6. Que lindo mantel y te ha quedado perfecto con esos botones , linda comida familiar Cristina

  7. Beautiful cloth and beautiful table, Cristina! I especially love the contrast of the white piping against the dark taupe. Your project reminded me that I bought upholstery fabric on sale last year to make myself a table cloth; now I just have to find it...

  8. Upholstery fabric, Roman shade tape and buttons! Who'd have thought something so pretty could come from that? It looks beautiful on your table!

    Val @

  9. So pretty! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday link party!


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