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How To Make A Simple Patchwork Quilt Christmas Tablecloth

Are you looking for a farmhouse-style rustic Christmas Tablecloth Idea? Here is how to make a simple Patchwork Quilt Christmas Tablecloth using several farmhouse-style, rustic, vintage-inspired fabrics.

Y’all, I purchased a patchwork tablecloth a few months ago and loved how it looked on my table. I decided I needed something similar for Christmas, and since I couldn’t find one anywhere, I thought I’d try to make one.

Once I get an idea in my head, I can’t let it go. Therefore I’m sharing this step-by-step, easy, and quick tutorial for you.

How To Choose Christmas Tablecloth Fabrics

When choosing your fabric, I recommend looking for 100% cotton small prints in coordinating colors.

Decide what color theme you plan for your holiday decorating and look for fabrics that work within that theme.

I chose six different vintage-inspired patterns of cotton fabrics. I shopped at Hobby Lobby because I could see all the materials laid out together.

I purchased 1/2 yard of each because I planned to use the same materials for the lining of the tablecloth.

Materials for Christmas Tablecloth - Rustic, Vintage Inspired Fabrics to create a patchwork quilt design.

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Materials Needed

How to Make A Pattern For Tablecloth

You can be as creative as you desire when choosing your pattern. I liked the style of the original tablecloth, which is just simple squares.

Since I wanted my tablecloth to be more of a scarf instead of a full tablecloth, I cut 64 – 7 inch squares from the purchased fabrics. If you want a full-size tablecloth, you can increase the number of squares or cut larger squares for your project.

Next, I placed the fabrics on a table to determine my pattern. I wanted the fabrics to coordinate well, so a test run was needed.

Create a pattern for the patchwork quilt tablecloth design.

Stitch The Squares

You will need to leave your pattern on the table and begin to assemble the rows by stitching them together with a straight stitch on your sewing machine.

After one row is assembled, move to the next row, being careful to keep your seam allowance even on all squares.

Sew tablecloth squares together

Press Seams Open

After each row is assembled, you need to press the seams open. I like to use the Cricut Easy Press, but an iron will also work.

Press seams open for patchwork quilt tablecloth

Pin the rows together after you have two rows assembled, trying to align the corners. If you have kept your seam allowance even, this should be easy.

Honestly, I had a few areas where the corners didn’t match up. However, once the tablecloth is on the table, you will never know the difference.

Sew Square together for a patchwork quilt Christmas Tablecloth

After attaching each row, you want to open all the seams, as shown below.

See Christmas tablecloth from backside with seams pressed open.

Create Lining For The Tablecloth

Once you have your tablecloth top assembled, you will need to create a lining or backing. I used larger pieces of the same fabric to make my backing. However, a plain solid fabric that coordinates with your other fabrics will work great.

Make sure the top and bottom pieces are the same size.

Place the right sides facing each other and use straight pins to hold the fabric in position. Stitch with your sewing machine around the outer edges leaving approx. 8 inches unstitched.

add a lining to the backside of the quilt

Once the top and bottom are stitched together, turn your tablecloth right side out.

Make sure all the edges are aligned, and using a straight stitch, sew a 1/2 inches top stitch around the entire perimeter of the table cloth.

Make sure the 8-inch area is aligned correctly, and top stitch that area together.

Stitch the top and bottom pieces  together

How To Finish The Christmas Tablecloth

Finally, using a heavy-weight darning needle and 100% cotton yarn, connect each corner with a quick tied knot.

Finished Christmas Table cloth

Although I wanted this tablecloth for Christmas, the muted shades in these fabrics would also work well for other seasons.

The finished tablecloth measures 46 inches square and works perfectly on my screen porch table.

Vintage Inspired Fabric Christmas Patchwork Quilt Tablecloth will look good for all seasons.

My inspiration for these color combinations was this vintage McCall’s Magazine I picked up over the summer while thrifting with the gals. I love the vintage feel of the fabrics and design.

The everlasting candles from Lucid Candles and the Deer Dinner Plates will look fabulous on my Christmas Table.

The neutral napkins work well with the rustic theme. You can see them here.

Christmas Tablecloth Fabric inspiration an old McCall's magazine form 1950.  Vintage Inspired Fabrics

I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial. I look forward to sharing several different holiday table settings using the new Christmas Table Cloth.

Check out these Deer Friends Plates and Taormina Plates from Casafina Dinnerware. Sophie – Silent Night Prints are available here.

Vintage Inspired Patchwork Quilt Table scarf for the holidays.

You might also enjoy Easy Tips for a Christmas Tablescape to get more ideas for decorating your table this holiday season.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.

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How To make a Vintage Inspired Patchwork Quilt Tablecloth for Christmas


Monday 6th of November 2023

I would love to make a table runner with this idea. So charming Rachel as always. Thanks for all the great ideas :) Blessings


Monday 6th of November 2023

I really am glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 12th of September 2022

I love this!!! I think I might just try a table runner though, but so charming and thanks for sharing :)


Tuesday 13th of September 2022

Thanks so much.

Cindy Rust

Sunday 21st of November 2021

As a quilter, this project spoke to me! I love all things patchwork. This is just so lovely Rachel. Pinned😊


Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

Cindy, I'm so glad you like it.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 20th of November 2021

If only I could sew! This is such a beautiful tablecloth and of course, I love your sweet painted cow.


Sunday 21st of November 2021

Kim, Thanks so much.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Rachel, I love the fact that you make your own tablecloths! This is so sweet and I love the picture of your Silent Night calf! Every year I try and paint a holiday themed piece of art (I'm a bit behind this year), but I would love to do a cow or calf. You always provide such inspiration!


Monday 15th of November 2021

Mary, Thanks so much sweetie. I've been planning to paint again for two years. LOL