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This is an altar cloth that was originally meant to be part of Sew Witchy and didn’t make it into the final manuscript. 

Sometimes it is just easier to enhance an existing item than make one from scratch. Enter the art of applique. Take an existing table cloth in black or blue and add a silver triple moon pattern to create a quick altar cloth. Most recently, I used it as a table covering at the Witchcraft Expo which honestly made my space feel magickal.

You’ll need to print out the Triple Moon pattern piece. It’s provided as a PDF. All you have to do is click on the link, download and print it out.

Triple Moon Altar Cloth Materials

  • One premade black tablecloth
  • 1/2 yard silver cloth
  • 1/2 yard lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Silver thread

Triple Moon Altar Cloth Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Steam iron

Triple Moon Altar Cloth Instructions

Prep

  1. Download the Triple Moon pattern PDF and print it out. Cut out the pattern.

2. Cut out four Triple Moon pieces from the silver fabric and four from the lightweight fusible interfacing.

3. Apply the interfacing to the fabric according to the manufactuer’s instructions.

Attaching the Appliques

  1. Find and mark the center of each edge of the tablecloth. If you are using a circle tablecloth, find the centers this way: Fold the tablecloth in half. Mark the edge at the crease on either side. Open the tablecloth and fold it in half again, bringing the marks together. Mark the edge at the crease on either side of the new fold. 

2. Place one Triple Moon applique along each edge at the center marks. Pin in place. 

Closeup of triple moon piece pinned to altar cloth.
Pin securely to keep the applique in place while sewing.

3. Using a small stitch, go around the edge of each applique. Go over the edge again with a zigzag or satin stitch. If hand sewing, use a straight, satin or other embroidery stitch. 

Your altar cloth is now ready for a full moon ritual.

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