Over the years I've acquired quite a few vintage table cloths and runners, some from my mother's aunt, some from my DH's grandmother and some from fairs I've attended. Usually they just lie in a drawer, occasionally I use them. What will happen to them when I go - they probably will get thrown away. So I decided to make something useful out of some of them and ended up using one for a project bag.
I used calico/muslin.