I have had a piece of tartan material in my stash for many years. It was from my ex neighbour who owned the local patchwork shop. I hadn't used this piece because it frayed easily. I first over locked the edges that were fraying and then hemmed it up ready to machine embroider.
The table cloth is approximately 42 inches square with a Mary Engelbreit embroidery on each corner. I chose designs though they are Christmas ones, it could be used at any time of the year as you tend to read the words then look at the pictures. Each of the designs each took just over an hour to stitch. It took up 5 hours of my time with the sewing, cutting threads, getting the stabiliser ready etc this is why I have decided to call it a family heirloom even though it is less than 24 hours old!
I am linking up this post with Anthea's Christmas through the year link up.