Sea Green and Sapphire

A blog about a love of colour, addiction to fabrics and joy of crafting…

A Seagreen Patchwork Tablecloth


A patchwork tablecloth from Kate Spain fabrics

Here’s one of the Christmas presents I made – a patchwork tablecloth for one of my sisters-in-law. I like making presents for my sisters-in-law – as they are women pretty close to my own age it is always relatively uncomplicated to think of what to give them. Most of the time they’ll like what I like, which makes gift-making much less anxiety-inducing. Home-made tablecloths from pretty fabrics always seem to be a big hit.

The fabrics for this project are by Kate Spain. I particularly like them (well, they’re seagreen so what do you expect!)  but I also knew they’d be just right for my sister-in-law’s dining room. I still have some fabrics left so I might need to make another one for myself.

I nearly always make my patchwork tablecloths double-sided. Yes it takes more fabric and more effort, but the reverse side of patchwork never looks very tidy so I prefer to hide it between two layers. I’ve also found double-sided tablecloths to be very practical: if one side gets stained you just turn it over and you get a clean cloth without having to do any more ironing (great if you suddenly get an urgent need to keep up appearances because of unexpected guests).

A patchwork tablecloth from Kate Spain fabrics


Author: Heidi

I love colour wherever I find it, in art, photography, gardens, nature. I also love all kinds of fiber arts; spinning, dyeing, knitting, felting, sewing.

2 thoughts on “A Seagreen Patchwork Tablecloth

  1. Heidi, that is the most beautiful tablecloth. The colours are just gorgeous. Mmmmmm 🙂 Kate xx

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