Time to Set the Table
My daughter-in-law is an awesome gardener, seed-saver, organizer and all the other things one needs to be a successful vendor at farmer's market. She also sells her home-baked breads and eggs from her chickens, ducks and geese!
I decided to make her a set of custom tablecloths and apron for her farmer's market station. She has a 5-foot and a 6-foot table so I made a cloth for each. All these photos are of the 5-foot version as I don't have a longer one to display the other tablecloth.
The main background fabric is crisp white with tiny cherries all over. This forms the top and front drop of the tablecloths.
The end pieces are of a diagonal checkerboard print. I made these set-in so the tablecloth is essentially a box. I wanted them to fit snugly and not be caught by the wind to blow off.
Decorating the front pieces are canning jar appliques in pint and quart sizes using fruit and veggie print fabrics. I used tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, blueberries, and sliced pickles. These are all stitched on with a narrow black zig-zag outline around the jars and the lids.
The batching apron uses the checkerboard as the main fabric and the cherry print as the trim (straps and waistband). I ran out of this so the ties and the back of the straps are plain white fabric.
I appliqued three jars on the front of the skirt to match the tablecloths.
I'm not sure she sells ANY of these produce items at her booth and I'm QUITE sure she doesn't sell canned goods, but I liked the way these elements worked together anyway.
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