Tablecloth Window Panels

I wish Target and other home decor stores would stock more 96″ window panels rather than with 84″ panels.

Even though our second floor ceilings are only 8 feet tall – 
the 84 inch panels can’t give me the look I like.
Which is – hung high and ‘puddling’ on the floor.
So I searched other sections of the store for the length of fabric I wanted.
I was lucky enough to find oblong tablecloths that were 60″ wide by 104″ long. For $16.99 each – that was a good deal. I just folded the cloths in half length wise and then folded the top down for a little ruffle. Using the existing white sheers on the inside, I clipped them to overlap with the solid grey panels.
I avoid having to use a double rod this way.
I draped a garland over the center to break up all the white and to add a little faux-natural element to the room
I got the look I wanted without searching all over town – just all over Target.
You can see the bedroom post HERE and the bedding post HERE.

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Cheryl Thornton

Such a great look – I use tablecloths all the time as curtain panels…its a great way to get a large piece of fabric on a budget!Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

Such a smart idea!! The price is right and it looks great!


GREAT idea. That turned out great- simple to do and elegant to view. xo Diana

Suzan Sweatman

Well I would have NEVER thought of using table cloths ( although I've used duvet covers lol ) they look beautiful XOX

Shabby chic Sandy

I love long curtains too–the tablecloths were a very creative idea!


That looks great! I never would have thought to use tablecloths. I have to rememeber to see the potential. After all, it is just material, why couldn't it be used for something other than it's intended use.


These look great!! I never would have thought to use tablecloths. Such a smart idea.Cynthia


Great idea to use table cloths for window panels! I agree that the store bought curtains are usually too short. I hang my curtains high and my ceilings are 9' tall. 84\” is just too short. Since I like simple curtains, simple hemmed fabric can be hung and that opens up many more options!

Yvonne @ StoneGable

YOu are one clever girl! Such a great idea… and easy!!!


They look beautiful, Holly. xo Laura

Sarah Krouse

such a brilliantly easy idea! they're just beautiful!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot

Great idea- and right on budget too. I like the color– I don't know that I'd have thought to look at tablecloths–they look so pretty. Pat

Shirley@Housepitality Designs

The windows look fabulous!….I used a tablecloth years ago to make a small window treatment, actually using the fabric of the tablecloth, but never used the full cloth as a drapery panel….great idea!!!

Kate ChicOnaShoestringDecorating

Hi there! What a great idea! I am loving the Threshold line and did kind of the same thing… made some cloth napkins into throw pillows. 🙂 Wanted to stop by your blog and say thank you for commenting on my CNN mantel link. 🙂 Nice to \”meet\” you! Going to check out your blog!

Katie Mansfield

I love that fabric and a no sew project! Great idea.

Julia Terpstra

You are SO SMART! Don't you just love Target? Very dangerous store for me to walk into; I bet you are the same! xoxo jules


Those look great Holly! I am always looking at Tablecloths as well for curtains. You get so much more fabric for less that way.

Cathy Cobblestone

Great Idea – we have 9 foot ceilings so I need that 96 inch length and they are just not that easy to find without spending an arm and a leg! Thanks for sharing your idea – I'll look at tablecloths next time!!!!

Kathy Moreland

Very pretty, and a great idea!


What a wonderfully clever way to get that look — very clever!

Roxie Tenner

Tablecloth turned curtains? Smart idea! Your window treatments are awesome! I took a glimpsed at your bedroom and bedding post and they are FUN-tastic! You really have a taste for economic creativity!