My perfect tablecover!
I cannot say enough good things about both the Marimekko PVC fabric, and this pattern in particular. We use it to cover our dining room table, which serves as a homework spot, art workspace, and casual dining table for our family of 5. I have been buying Marimekko PVC fabric for years to use as a tablecover, because the patterns are both lovely and striking, and the fabric is tremendously practical. It is heavier weight than the plastic/coated tablecloths you see in your run-of-the-mill fabric store, which means that the fabric stays in place on the table and doesn't need to be clipped down. It drapes rather than sticking out the way a cheaper plastic-coated fabric would. While I own several Marimekko PVC fabric patterns, and switch them out now and then for a bit of change, the Unikko Black is my favorite. It manages to look both fun and sophisticated, and I have gotten so many compliments on it. From a practical standpoint, this fabric is so easy and practical to use as a tablecloth. Order enough yardage to cover your table, trim any excess with scissors, and then just wipe clean with a soapy cloth whenever needed.
ProsNot a cheap plasticky tablecloth! This fabric is heavyweight, drapes well, and feels much nicer.
ConsExpensive of course...but has been well worth every penny.