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  1. I absolutely love your tablecloth!! Such a great fabric, perfect for fall! And, totally loving the cute place cards! Love that you burned the edges, such a perfect touch!!
    -emily

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Emily!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy!

  2. I love the fabric you picked for your tablecloth, Lora! It has a great weight and I could see you reusing this to make a coat, even, in a future project. Love its nubby texture!!! Funny, for our Pinterest Challenge I did try a tablecloth on first and it was too short on the sides, so off it came… 😉 Hence why I went with just a table runner this time!

    Looking forward to seeing your finished Thanksgiving table,
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, it happens so many times, doesn’t it, Barbara? Fabric yardage is a much more fun way to go!

  3. Lora, I can totally relate to your commentary about tablecloths being too long/short as tables change throughout the years! This is a wonderful suggestion, and I can’t resist a good sale at JOANN. Plus, it gives you more options than just using the fabric as a tablecloth. Your place cards with the burned edge are so attractive. You chose a really pretty fabric, too!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Crissy! Yes, I loved the pretty blue of this fabric and the weighty texture, too. My tablecloths just hibernate in the closet:(

  4. Truly a great option for a tablecloth, Lora… and the instructions are great, too! Thanks for sharing this idea with us… love doing the challenge with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Hope it gives someone an option they hadn’t thought about yet, Julie!

  5. And here I am thinking I was the only weirdo that used fabric yardage for tablecloths! Now I’m not a weirdo – I’m hip and fun like you! Another bestie moment I see. Love your table without the cloth too. It is a stunner! Thank you for always joining in. It means a lot. 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Hip and fun…now there are 2 words I certainly don’t feel like, Cindy;) Fun to hear you’ve enjoyed the secret sauce of fabric yardage on tables too. Tablecloth ironing, be gone!

  6. Using fabric is such a great idea and an inexpensive way to find a table covering large enough if your table is larger than the normal size you can purchase. I love the fabric you used. It is so pretty with the deep purple flower. So pretty Lora. Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving holiday.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It gives people so many more options for those crazy-sized tables, doesn’t it, Terrie? Always fun hopping with you!

  7. Using fabric yardage on a table is such a good idea, especially if you get a good deal on the fabric like you did. Your Thanksgiving table is going to be very pretty with the fabric that you purchased as a base along with your pretty dishes and place cards.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Paula! I loved the pretty blue texture of this fabric right away, and can’t wait to pull all the other elements together!

  8. Love your idea of using the fabric. I’ve done that before to make a runner and napkins to match. Great tutorial on making a tablecloth too, and of course your tablesetting is wonderful to go with it.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, Marty, it’s so easy and gives you so many more pattern and texture options!

  9. I love this! I use painter’s drop cloths for most of my table settings. Thanks for the sweet words. We do share a love for vintage. I have those same plates! I love your graphic.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Painter’s drop cloths are awesome for tablecloths, too, Katie! You get plenty of yardage, plus great texture and color! Thanks for mentioning that tip too!

  10. If it’s one thing I have a lot of its extra fabric. This tutorial was brilliant. The table looks great!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Oh, yes, you can fulfill this idea many times over, Laura! Fun way to use that fabric stash;)

  11. Hi Lora, I love the use of fabric to set the table. Love it! Stopping by the Pinterest Challenge, laura

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laura! Fun to have a 3rd Laura in the group;) Glad you could join!