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Thread: Adapting a rectangular quilt to make an oval tablecloth--am I crazy?

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    Junior Member Daffy Daphne's Avatar
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    Adapting a rectangular quilt to make an oval tablecloth--am I crazy?

    If I've measured right, the pieced part of this Whirl-A-Jig quilt kit from Connecting Threads fits the surface of our oval table, except for a little bit of the corners that hang off:

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    I ordered extra background and blue fabrics, and am thinking of modifying the quilt something like this. The end curve probably will need to be more pronounced, but I can use a tablecloth that fits the table and make accurate templates of the curves):

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    To get the overhang consistent all around, the white may need to be deeper in the end curves than on the sides, but I'm thinking by the time it drapes, the difference may not be noticeable.

    What do y'all think?

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    great idea. go for it. sounds like you can do it. good luck.!

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    I say, Why not?
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    I think you would love it ... so go for it. You are being creative.
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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    Very good idea. I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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    So it's done. Thanks for the encouragement, and also thanks to those who advised me not to wash the starch out before cutting my bias binding. No "wobbles" (love that term, ckcowl!)

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    Beautifully done! Looks great on your table

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