Prevent Fly-Away Tablecloths



Prevent Fly-Away Tablecloths…

Let’s face it, even those tablecloth clips break up the beauty. So, with a few scrap pieces of fabric, here is a rockin’ remedy. 


Prevent Fly-Away Tablecloths
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  1. Tablecloth with square corners
  2. 1/4 yard coordinating fabric
  3. Scissors
  4. Sewing machine or needle and thread
1. Begin by cutting four 5" squares from your coordinating fabric
  1. 2. Next, iron your squares at a diagonal, matching opposite corners.
  2. 3. Now you will want to "finish" those raw edges so they don't fray. I used my serger, but using a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine (or a non-fraying fabric, mentioned above) will accomplish the same goal.
  3. (Zig-Zag edge on the Left, Serged edge on the Right )
  4. 4. When all four squares are finished you'll begin pinning them to your tablecloth, about 1/4" from the edge of your tablecloth. This will make the fabric invisible from the outside.
5. Now for the final touches. Sew the triangle to the tablecloth using the existing tablecloth stitching as a guide
  1. 6. See the stitching from the top side? Me neither. That is a good thing!
  2. 7. After doing this on all four corners, you are ready to throw this baby on a picnic table. Toss a few rocks, washers, marbles, or any other smallish-yet-heavy objects into your corner pockets and that tabecloth won't be bothering anyone. The corners have a surprising amount of influence on the sides, so those might move a little but won't be in anyone's way.
  3. No one will ever know the secret behind your non-flying tablecloth. And if they ask, they'll never believe it took you 15 minutes and a few rocks.
Guru to the Outdoors



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