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Create a tropical table setting with a home-sewn tablecloth and runners!
I'm really inspired by pink & green decor this summer and wanted to create a tropical inspired table. When I spotted the Tropical Toucan print from Dalston Mill Fabrics, I knew it would look perfect as a tablecloth combined with dusty pink table runners.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your fabrics. You want a nice green tropical print for the tablecloth and a dusty rose or pink for the runners.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay the fabric on the table and cut to the correct size.

    Luckily, the fabric I ordered was already the perfect size, so I only needed to cut the fabric for the table runners in half.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 3
    Step 3

    Find some ribbon that matches the table runner fabric nicely and is at least 1" wide to use as a trim for the edges.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the fabric in half width ways.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use the edge of a pair of scissors to score along the folded edge.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat along the whole length of ribbon.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin the ribbon along one edge of the tablecloth fabric.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew along the ribbon.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 9
    Step 9

    Trim off any excess ribbon and take a second length of scored ribbon for the next edge.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fold over half an inch of the edge of the ribbon under and score.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold the edge underneath and then fold in half so that the raw edge is inside the ribbon.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 12
    Step 12

    Line up the end of the ribbon with the end of the table cloth and pin neatly in place.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 13
    Step 13

    Pin the remaining ribbon along the top edge of the table cloth.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew in place and repeat for the other two edges of the tablecloth.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 15
    Step 15

    Iron the tablecloth and lay on your table.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 16
    Step 16

    Repeat this process to make two table runners from the contrasting fabric.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 17
    Step 17

    Iron the table runners and lay them on your table.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 18
    Step 18

    Create a centrepiece in the middle of the table. I put cactus in belljars and added a couple of plants.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 19
    Step 19

    Set the table with gold charger plates or placemats.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 20
    Step 20

    I added some gold candle holder and succulent tea lights along the centre of the table.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 21
    Step 21

    I then set the table with copper / gold cutlery and a mix of pink and green plates.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Pink & Green Tropical Tablecloth - Step 22
    Step 22

    Your table is now perfectly set for a tropical dinner party!

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