Prevent Fly-Away Tablecloths
- Tablecloth with square corners
- 1/4 yard coordinating fabric
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- 2. Next, iron your squares at a diagonal, matching opposite corners.
- 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.
- (Zig-Zag edge on the Left, Serged edge on the Right )
- 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.
- 6. See the stitching from the top side? Me neither. That is a good thing!
- 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.
- 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.
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