Quilting Patterns - Patchwork Tablecloth
206 Patchwork Quilt Patterns: The Famous Ruby McKim Book Plus A Bonus Of 105 Vintage Patterns.
Since the finished squares are 4x4 inches and you'll have to allow a 1/4-inch seam allowance, cut a piece of cardboard 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 inches. If your cloth is large and requires a great number of squares, cut several templates. Then you can replace worn templates and avoid cutting blocks that aren't perfectly square. Place your fabric wrong side up, then lay on the template and trace around it. Cut along the penciled lines. If you're cutting squares from large lengths of fabric, you can avoid drawing every square by cutting a long 4 1/2"-wide strip, then dividing the strip into 4 1/2-inch squares.
Sew squares together to form rows, then sew the rows together to create the completed table cover. Pin ruffled eyelet to the edges, right sides together, and machine stitch 1/8 inch in from edge. Cut lining fabric to the finished size of the tablecloth. Place the lining and patchwork together, right sides facing and with the ruffle inside. Sew 1/4 inch in all around the edges, leaving an opening on one side. Turn, press, and slip-stitch the opening closed.