Banquet Table Cloth with ThermoFlex Plus

Canvas Banquet Table Cover We are getting ready for our first craft show of the season and I am working on the visual appeal of my booth. The banquet table I use is not very attractive, and the canvas I usually cover it with it is bulky. I decided to make a fitted banquet table cloth with ThermoFlex Plus HTV.

The canvas I used for the tablecloth was cut from a painter’s drop cloth. I have used this canvas in the past and love the way it looks. But it is rather stiff and doesn’t drape well. So I decided to bleach it to whiten and make it softer. I’m happy to say it worked great and gave me just the look I was after. I found some tips here on how to bleach the canvas.

  • Materials:
  1. Canvas drop cloth
  2. Bleach
  3. ThermoFlex Plus
  4. Make-The-Cut
  5. Red Capped Blade
  6. Iron or Heat Press
  • Settings for KNK Zing:
  1. Force – 18
  2. Speed – 10
  3. Multicut – 1 or 2
  • Steps
  1. Cut and weed HTV vinyl.
  2. Choose design for canvas and import/copy SVG into Make-The-Cut (or open design from MTC Gallery). Here’s a link to my table design SVG if you’d like to use it.
  3. Cut Canvas Table Skirt. (Measure distance from table top to floor. Measure that distance from hem of drop cloth and make a snip with sharp scissors. At snip, rip drop cloth to create skirt piece.
  4. 20160630_121856-1 Cut Canvas Table Top. (Lay canvas on floor and smooth it out. Lay table top upside down on canvas and trace around it with a pencil. Remove table and cut, leaving a half inch seam allowance.)
  5. Lay Out HTV on Fabric Lay out design on canvas skirt for placement.
  6. If design is very large, it is helpful to use pins to secure in place while moving and/or setting up in heat press. Pin HTV in Place
  7. Heat press vinyl per manufacturer’s instructions. Heat Press Table Cloth
  8. Pin canvas top to skirt and stitch.

I am not sure whether I will leave the back open, or add another piece. Either way, I’ll be able to use the space under my table to hide storage boxes, etc.Back of Banquet Table Cloth

 

I really love how this turned out! It fits the table perfectly and I think it will draw attention to my booth. This would also be a great project for a table at a party or a rustic-themed wedding reception.

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About laurie nash

Laurie Nash is a retired Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is also a wife, mother, grandmother, and lover of arts, crafts, and design. She uses Inkscape and Make the Cut for designing. Her KNK Zing keeps her busy cutting, and she is now the proud owner the new KNK Force.

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