Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fall Leaf Tablecloth

Here is a quick and super easy fall sewing project.  Simply stitch silk leaves (removed from their stems) around the edge of a purchased table cloth.  How easy is that? And cute to boot!



 I sewed the leaves  about 1/4" from the edge of the tablecloth, all pointing in the same direction 
and slightly overlapping each leaf.

Small Practice Painting No. 6

"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad."
-Edwin Way Teale


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45 comments:

  1. How cute is that tablecloth?? WAY CUTE! It looks great with your fall vignette!!

    And the painting? Well, you know how I feel about that! AWESOME!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  2. Neat and quick idea for fall. The painting is very nice...do you use acrylics or oils? (-:

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  3. Hi. Thanks for visiting. You are a talented painter.
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us. I'm just now decorating for fall. Have a great week.
    ~ Julie

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  4. Your tablecloth is just fabulous. I love it. What a creative idea. The vignette is stunning too. Your paintings are incredible. Really good. Hugs, Marty

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  5. YOU are so creative!
    I love your rooster and pears, too.
    Amazing work!!

    xo
    becky

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  6. Now that's a great idea! I could also see the same treatment for a mantle scarf...maybe on a woven fabric....the ideas are coming fast. Thank you for sharing your creative project. I appreciate that you stopped by my post for a visit. I hope that you'll come again often. Cherry Kay

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  7. You are one clever cookie...Love this idea.

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  8. I LOVE this idea!!! I've been looking for fabric to sew several fall tablecloths as family is coming. This would look BEAUTIFUL!
    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  9. You used your creativity to come up with another neat idea! I also love the little birds on the table! :)

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  10. Too cute! I have a brownish simple tablecloth I bought last year for Thanksgiving that needs some excitement. I think this is just the thing! Thanks for the great idea.

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  11. LIndy, what a clever idea with the leaves on the edge of the tablecloth!!! I love the new painting too!

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  12. Awesome idea! I'm definitely adding this to my to-do list. Thanks for sharing!Your painting is fabulous as well! I paint a little and have done a pair before but yours trumps mine for sure! You are very talented!!

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  13. Lindy, this is a darling idea. I doubt I've ever get around to actually doing this, but I love the look and the idea.
    Welcome as a new follower to HFTS. I'm thrilled to have you and thrilled to have found your creative Cottage Hill. ~ Sarah

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  14. I never would have thought of doing that! How cute!

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  15. what a cute idea :0) anddd your practice painting is AWESOME!! GREAT JOB!

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  16. Well- How cute is THAT! Thanks for the idea! Diana

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  17. This is adorable and so easy. I want to try this. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

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  18. This is such a great idea and would be so fun for a fall party...thanks so much.

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  19. Love the table cloth... definitely something to copy! I'm a copier, by the way!! I am amazed that you call your paintings "practice" paintings... those are so professional! I'm totally impressed!

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  20. I love the table cloth! Looks beautiful!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Cindy

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  21. Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Goats are awfully cute, except I have heard that they eat EVERYTHING! I want chickens. Don't you have a chicken coop?

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  22. I love leaves and this is such a simple way to use them!! Thanks for the idea!!

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  23. This is very cute! I bet you could do that to placemats, too. I'm inspired to try it...

    Jane

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  24. I LOVE this idea! It's so pretty and seems very simple! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. That is really cute. I haven't really seen a fall tablecloth that I like. They are all so "busy" and take away from your settings; this is great.

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  26. Ah, now that is a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Okay, you've gotten my creative wheels turning! This is so smart and could be used in so many different ways. Thanks for linking, Lindsey. *Hugs

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  28. What a wonderfully creative tablecloth. Love it. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

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  29. I love the tablecloth. I want to try this. Great idea. Thanks!

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  30. Even I can do this kind of sewing!! Thank you!!!

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  31. Hi
    I'm your neighbor over at Tablescape Thursday. I love your tablecloth project. I love to sew and I need a fall tablecloth. Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo
    Betty
    http://bettycozycorner.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh I'm in love, what a fun idea and a great way to make something seasonal! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

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  33. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. You took a ho-hum tablecloth and made it so special!

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  34. Hi Lindy-

    I get quite excited when I stumble upon a genius idea like yours posted here. I just adore this idea. I have a length of woven brown and white fabric that I use on my dining table at Thanksgiving. The table is huge and no cloth would fit, so I opted for yardage of unfinished fabric. After a few years using/washing it, the ends are raveling - sewing leaves along the edge is just what my cloth needs. It is going to look so nice. Thanks for the great idea. I found your link on Funky Junk.
    My best- Diane

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  35. What a great idea for the tablecloth, it looks so cute!! and what a nice vignette on the table as well. Very tastefully done!!
    Blessings, Nellie

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  36. Oh, thank you so much for the wonderful idea! I'm going to try it myself. Your post is wonderful!

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  37. Very pretty tablecloth. My mom just made me a new runner that I love. Thankfully, she sews since I can't. Partying with you tonight.

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  38. Oh I am so glad you linked this to TTT. It is just so pretty and so creative. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

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  39. This is a fun idea, thanks for sharing-enjoy!

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  40. I adore this idea! What a unique way to incorporate some fall into your decor! Totally going to have to "borrow" this idea! Excited to be your newest follower too! Partying with you at Cheap Chic Home!

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  41. what a great idea! and it looks beautiful.
    I also check out your pillow with similar leaves.
    Perfect for fall!

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  42. Now that's a project I can handle. I may not be able to paint, but I can sew. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  43. This made me think of the headdress I made the boys for Halloween...and wish I'd thought to sew it using a machine. :) http://katrinkajane.blogspot.com/2010/11/halloween-2010.html

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