Then I saw this photo on Suzanne's blog:
Once they arrived I loved them so much that I decided to not only hang them in the dining room but the adjoining living room as well. But before I could do that these 60" x 104" tablecloths needed to be hemmed - and that's where my Mom comes in.
Tablecloth to Unlined Curtain Panel Tutorial
My directions are for a 91" curtain panel with a 3" rod hem and a 3" bottom hem.
First cut the fabric to 98" ~ be sure that the prints will be at the same spot on each panel. Since the width of the tablecloth was perfect (and already finished), I didn't have to do anything with it.
Make a 1/2" hem by pinning the fabric directly to your ironing board cover.
Iron the hem. This gives it a finished look.
Fold again to make your 3" hem, and iron. Sew 1/4" from the fold.
Use the same procedure for the bottom hem, and you are finished.
Once I had these back in my hands I hung them on oil rubbed bronze rods and matching drapery rings from Bed Bath & Beyond. I decided not to use the rod pockets because I love the way the rings make soft waves in the fabric and hang so easily.