I buy old linen tablecloths at thrift stores and garages sales. Even if they have stains in them, most of the cloths are in good shape. I use them to make dresser scarves and sometime crochet edging on them. I am going to use some for the back side of the chair cushion I am making. The fabric is great. I also plan on to make some curtains with them. The uses for used tablecloths are endless and the price is right.
By Rosemary from Tipp City, OH
Tablecloths can often be found on sale, particularly after holidays. They can be used to make beautiful curtains. This is a page about making curtains from tablecloths.
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Tips for finding and using old tablecloths as fabric as posted from our ThriftyFun community. If you sew, a great way to find cheap fabric is to look at garage sales for tablecloths.