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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Comments (11)

Anonymous
August 24, 2015
I would like to know if the edges on the fabric are still rough edges or do you sew them?
Anonymous
December 21, 2013
I did it at home as a test and came out perfect Drama Serial Miss Fire
Anonymous
August 16, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial. I did it at home as a test and came out perfect! Free Instagram bot
Anonymous
November 21, 2011
I had a lime green paper party table cloth in rectangular shape. I cut it into squares and was able to get 2 large scalloped runners out of it. They are great for a round and even a square table. Great fun idea! I tried another one in white and made the same shape but then improvised and made snow flake shapes for our holiday party. Super cute!!
Anonymous
January 31, 2011
So far using fusible interfacing along the edges before cutting...it makes the "trimming" much tougher, however so far the edges haven't frayed!
Anonymous
January 31, 2011
So far using fusible interfacing along the edges before cutting...it makes the "trimming" much tougher, however so far the edges haven't frayed!
Anonymous
January 29, 2011
I'm also wondering if it will fray??
Anonymous
January 28, 2011
How do you keep the edges from fraying?
Anonymous
August 9, 2011
I just ordered the Lime color in the handkerchief linen. It matches quite well from what I see! You can also order swatches for $2.
Anonymous
January 10, 2011
how do I change the templet to fit 32in by 32in?
Anonymous
August 2, 2011
Does anyone know the color used in this sample? I love it! I see its from Gray Line Linen fabrics, but they have many kinds and colors. Thanks for any help you can offer!