I recently made a small Linus quilt with red/white/blue scraps I had accumulated. I was determined not to put the bag of scraps back into storage and was looking for other fabric to use to make another project. I found a ½ yard piece of a fabric I’ve had for about three years and never wanted to cut into. I used this as the centerpiece of a large round tablecloth.
I used a pattern called New Water Wheel and adapted it to use the size pieces I had the most of from my scrap bags plus a few pinwheel blocks left over from the Linus quilt. Even the binding was cut from strips of red scraps. Backing was made from some scrap curtain material.
I used small pieces of the focus fabric combined with red/white/blue scraps to make two large mats that can be placed over the tablecloth to cut down on laundry.