This project requires off-white fabric that does not glow under a black light. You'll need to start with a square piece that is at least 10 inches wider than your table's diameter. A small, round table is ideal.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, October 2008
- Off-white fabric
Step 1 of 4
Fold square in half to form a rectangle; press with an iron on medium heat. Fold in half to form a small square; press. Position so that center of original square is at top left. Fold bottom-left corner to top-right corner, forming a triangle; press. Fold top-right corner down to triangle's longest side, forming a narrower triangle; press.
Step 2 of 4
Place top point of triangle at the center of table, letting the rest hang over the edge. A few inches below the overhang, cut an inward arc (see left) through all fabric layers with scissors.
Step 3 of 4
Unfold fabric. Lay atop a paper-covered surface (this will help absorb the marker, which will bleed slightly). Using a quilting ruler and a black-light-reactive invisible marker, trace folds extending from the center to the tips of the scalloped edges.
Step 4 of 4
Outline edge of tablecloth with marker. Draw bowed lines, parallel to edge, between folds. Let dry 20 minutes.