{blue and white love…with a tablecloth tutorial!}

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 A few weeks ago, I got to enjoy our annual Women's Friendship Brunch at my mother's church! Mom and I usually get a table to decorate in any way we want. Mom invites 6 other girlies (plus me!) and we eat and enjoy a wonderfully inspirational speaker! 

This year was no different! Mom picked a blue and white theme to go with her beautiful china, Weatherly by Lenox.

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So, I made the tablecloth and the placemats. We bought the napkins from Target! So fun!

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We went to Crate and Barrel looking for juice glasses, and we found these beautiful bird placecard holders! 

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This was our gift to everyone at the table! I'm thinking about using mine for scripture memory!! a verse a week!! or two…LOL!! 

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I stamped on the placemats with pigment ink, and I used bias binding to bind them all up!!

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Super fun!!!

And now, to let you know how I made the tablecloth!

First of all, it's super easy!! Sometimes it helps us to make something like this to have some simple instructions written out, right? 

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So start with 4 yards of fabric. Cut it in half (or buy 2 two yard cuts!). Put the two pieces together by matching selvedge edges together.

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You are basically making a quilt backing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sew 3/8" inside of the selvedge.

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Using pinking shears, cut that selvedge right off! ๐Ÿ™‚

Press your seam open! (Looks better, especially with lighter fabric! :))

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On each of the sides of the fabric, fold the edge in one inch and iron it down. Fold the raw edge into the fold creating a 1/2" inch hem!

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Sew 1/4" from the left edge of the fold!

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Do this all the way around! And you have your tablecloth!! 

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Ohhhh it's fun to do … creating beautiful tablescapes!!

What are you creating this week??? I've got several secret deadlines going that I'll be able to reveal super soon!!! yay!!!

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Happy wonderful faith-filled week!!!

Blessings!

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