Easy Reversible Tablecloth with Dena Designs Fabrics

Do you know Dena Designs?  Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve probably seen her work.  It’s so fun and whimsical.  Her Happi line was a favorite of mine! Dena is an amazing artist, all of her home decor, stationery and fabric designs are based on her original artwork. Her motto is “surround yourself with the things you love” – that’s how I like to live, too!

I’ve had so much fun playing with Dena Designs fabrics lately.  I used a variety of fat quarters from her Free Spirit fabric line called Tangier Ikat to create this Easy reversible tablecloth.  


No pattern, but I’ll try to explain the process.  I cut each fabric print to be the same size (approx. 18 x 24).  Then, I sewed them together in rows – short sides to each other.  For my table, I needed not quite 3 rows wide.  So, some rows needed half units on the sides.

I got a little fancy and decided when sewing the rows together to stagger where the seams go.  So, instead of a traditional lined-up patchwork, it’s random.

After I assembled the top, I added a vintage sheet for the back, and I was done. That’s the best part – no batting, no quilting.  Sew the top and bottom right sides together, leave a space to turn it, top stitch all the way around and done! So, even a beginner seamstress can make it!  All straight line sewing.  So easy, I can’t wait to make more tablecloths!  And, it’s machine washable – great when you live with boys like I do.

Here’s how the back looks:

For more inspiration from Dena, check out her book, The Painted Home.  It’s a room by room tour of her amazing home with detailed photos and descriptions. There are 20 projects included.

Seriously, it’s worth buying just for the eye candy.  Every time I open it, I see a new idea.  

Disclosure: Please note: I was not financially compensated for this post.  I received  supplies for review purposes.  As with all content on my blog, the above project and comments are completely my own, based on my own experience.

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