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Patty’s Tablecloth

There are certainly more than a few advantages to working at Keepsake Quilting. Before Patty, one of our Merchandising Assistants, went to her daughter’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, she quickly bought a couple of fabrics that she thought would make pretty table-toppers. For the main fabric, she cut a 3-yard piece of gray fabric in half and seamed the two halves together. She then used a 1-1/4-yard cut of the lighter floral fabric to form a square to spread on top of her new tablecloth. In the past, she has used festive fabrics for Christmas table-toppers, and this could be done with themed fabrics for any holiday or event.

You don’t have to work at a quilt shop to do the same thing. Just take a look through your fabric stash, and see what great prints and solids you can coordinate for your own tablescapes. When dinner is done, you  simply throw your fabrics in the wash and then put them back on your fabric shelf.

For other quick holiday projects from your stash, you could hem up napkins from your fat quarters, or make napkin rings and hot mats from little fabric and batting scraps. You could also fuse and stitch little trees or snowmen, found in our Snow Days Collection, angels and wreaths in our Holiday Collection, gold star shapes found in our Gold Star Collection to your tea towels—no pattern necessary.

There are so many other scrap fabric ideas and tutorials out there on the web! Decorate your table or mantle with these cute Ruffle Scrap Fabric Christmas Trees or Snow Topped Fabric Scrap Christmas Trees. Make wrapped Scrap Fabric Ornaments, fold these Fabric Ornaments, or make these lovely Braided Fabric Stars for your tree. There are home decorations like this Scrap Fabric Wreath, or a lovely Burlap Wreath that could be made with white (or any color) fabric scraps. Finish decorating with this Christmas fabric Advent Chain, and top off presents with these lovely fabric bows!

What are your favorite holiday decorations? Do you make new ones every year? We’d love to see them, so please share a link to your favorite projects here, or post photos on our Keepsake Quilting Facebook page!

Patty’s boys, ready to eat their Thanksgiving dinner

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