Today I’m sharing how to make a plaid table throw with a simple knotted fringe. Even though I have a big head start on fall decorating, it seems so much more official now that September is here. Anyone else craving a pumpkin spiced latte?
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Yesterday, I made a simple no sew table throw or table scarf. It’s smaller than a table cloth and a pretty way to add a color or pattern to a fall table setting.
How To Make A Plaid Table Throw
You know how I’m always talking about how much I love easy projects? Well, all you need for this no sew project is a yard of fabric, a good pair of scissors and possibly a measuring tape.
The fabric in this project is a brushed cotton with a printed plaid pattern on one side only. A better pick is flannel or wool fabric that is woven, where the pattern is visible on both sides of the fabric.
In this case, I was simply drawn in by the soft mustard yellow and charcoal colors of the plaid. Next project I’ll look for flannel.
By the way the fabric I’m using for this project is 45 inches wide and I’m using 1 yard. If I make one for our dining room table I’ll probably use 2 yards of fabric. That way I’ll have more to drape across the table or can fold it and use as a table runner.
You may notice that little edge of the folded fabric is not cut straight. This is one of those things that drives me crazy, so before getting starting I trimmed the edge. A perfectly straight edge might not be that big of a deal with other types of patterns but with plaid it’s pretty noticeable.
How To Make A Knotted Fringe
To make the knotted fringe, make evenly spaced cuts with sharp scissors. These scissors are similar to mine.
One of the advantages of picking a plaid pattern is that I have lines in the fabric that I can use as a guide. When using other types of patterns you may want to use a measuring tape to make cuts even.
Each fabric strip cut is about 4 inches long and half an inch wide.
Repeat the cutting process on the opposite side of the fabric.
The last step is tying a little slipknot in each fabric strip.
How To Use A Table Throw
On the kitchen table I’m using the plaid table throw in a little fall vignette by draping it over a tray. I love the color and pattern it brings into the kitchen area.
Adding a little drama to the vignette is a black vase with tall green grass and a basket of dried sunflowers. These are the same sunflowers from my recent tablescape that are now dried. To see the post click on Early Fall Tablescape with Sunflowers.
I’m loving how the sunflowers and black vase look against the soft yellow plaid. What do you think?
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Next time we’re entertaining I’ll use the plaid table throw across the table like a mini tablecloth. I can’t wait to see how it will look with my dishes and a centerpiece. You can bet I will share it here on the blog.
Happy fall decorating and thanks for stopping by to ready my post on how to make a plaid table throw.
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