One of the most common questions we get here at Sew4Home is how to measure for different projects. In particular， we had a number of folks who wanted to know an easy way to measure and make a simple ROUND tablecloth. Rather than go round-and-round with it ourselves， we turned to our friend and home décor expertpersonalized gifts for 1 year old， Donna Babylon for a few of her professional tips.
We met Donna this year at a trade show and instantly bonded over our common goal of getting new people to understand how fun and easy it is to make their own home décor. Donna has taught and lectured on sewing for years. In fact， she holds the title of Master Sewing Instructor (one of only nine such recipients in the United States... I asked her if I had to bow when I met her， but she said no； she'd let it slide). Donna is also an indie publisher， and writes how-to sewing books and patterns under her brand， More Splash Than Cash？. Her most recent book， Decorating Sewlutions： Learn to Sew as You Decorate Your Home is her fifteenth publication. It's all about how to make simple， fashionable and creative home décor. How could you not love that？!toddler pillow cases
Here are Donna's easy steps to a perfect round tablecloth.
Step 1： 42" Step 2： (17 1？) x 2 = 37 Step 3： 42" 37" = 79" Step 4： 79" ÷ 54" = 1.46 (round up to 2) Step 5： 2 x 79" = 158" Step 6： 2 x 7" = 14" and 158" 14" = 172 Step 7： 172" ÷ 36 = 4.77 (round to 4 7/8 yards)
Note： Use a ？" seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
Create your own instant storage space with a plastic garbage can and a round piece of wood. Use the garbage can as the base and the round piece of wood as the top. Fill the garbage can with seasonal items (for example， sweaters or holiday ornaments). Disguise the 'table' with a floor-length round tablecloth you've made using the instructions above.
Our thanks again to Donna Babylon. You can contact Donna and order her books and patterns through her website： MoreSplashThanCash.com.
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