For a simple, striking, and inexpensive way to add color and style to circular seating, buy a few yards of fabric, snip the ends to create a scalloped pattern (follow the instructions below), and spread the resulting runner over a basic white tablecloth.

Tools and supplies:

Basic How-To:

Buy a square of fabric (linen, shown here, cuts neatly and works well) to fit the desired table size. For a 60-inch table, use 2 yards of 60-inch-wide fabric.

1. Fold the square in half on the diagonal. Repeat four times. Download our template, and print out. Then cut it out, and lay it on the folded tablecloth, aligning the straight edge with one side of the folded fabric. Cut through all layers of the tablecloth following the template edge.


2. Iron out wrinkles if necessary.



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