I thought this was an adorable idea for a baby or wedding shower. I think that this could be adapted to paper doilies for a temporary occasion as a shower. To make this tablecloth you will need enough same size doilies to cover the surface of your table,with a 12 inch overhang on each of the long sides.
Working on a flat surface lay 2 doilies side by side,barely touching. Using a needle and white thread attach doilies with 3 or 4 blind stitches, knotting stitches on the reverse side. Repeat to attach additional doilies 1 at a time, in a single row until the row is long enough to accommodate table and both overhangs.
Position another doily beside first doily in completed row;lay doilies flat to make sure there are no ripples Attach doilies as directed in Step 1
Continue adding rows as needed until tablecloth is complete.