My Christmas tablecloth this year was re-purposed from a double Doona/Duvet/Quilt cover. I purchased it from a thrift store and it was in perfect condition - until I got to it!
I was drawn to it because of the red and white colour combo and the striped French/European look I was seeking. A heavy woven cotton - just perfect, with two sets of red stripes. As the fabric was in one piece (apart from the quilt opening) there was no seam at one end so I was able to lengthen the tablecloth easily without having an unsightly seam down the middle. Trimmed all the edges and hemmed them - a brand new life for a gorgeous piece of fabric.
I had just enough fabric left to make 6 serviettes to go with it. So it was zoom, zoom and more zooming on the sewing machine.
I only wish I had bought the other cover that was right next to it in the store - didn't follow my intuition that day!
I also found these gorgeous linen tea towels.
Frangipani and Tibouchina from the garden this morning.
Have a fabulous day!