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Thread: Giving ten minute table runners as Christmas gifts?

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    Giving ten minute table runners as Christmas gifts?

    I just love making these. Great way to use my stash! But in regards to giving them as Christmas gifts, do they look "cheap" since there is no batting? I dressed up Halloween ones with buttons shaped like bats and spiders and my nieces and mom LOVED them. I have a lot of Christmas material and was thinking of making some ( well actually lots of them! lol) for Christmas gifts but I don't want to appear cheap. I am going to jazz them up with buttons and stuff. Just wondering what you all think!

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    I think anyone who enjoys seasonal decorations would appreciate having one.

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    I used a firm but flexible interfacing in mine. It gave it a crisp professional look. I bought it at Walmart, it was a Pellon product but I don't have the exact name. I went mostly by feel to what I wanted to use. Just the fabric sewn gives the topper a little too much homemade look and not the handmade look I wanted for gifts.
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    what do the ten-minute table runners look like?

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    I'm working on place mats for a Christmas present.. and am using one layer of flannel as "batting". It's just enough to give it a better feel without being fluffy.

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    Here's mine!

    My version of the 10-minute table runner. I agree that using the interfacing would give it a crisper look... wish I had thought of that idea!
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    If i want them nicer I use batting and lightly quilt. I just like the look better. great for a last minute gift. Receiver does not have to know how little time it took to make. Usually takes longer to find the right fabric combination.
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    You could use an ugly fabric in the center, too, as long as the colors don't show through the outside fabrics, or even a flannel for batting, to give it a more professional look.

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    I;ve made and given with out batting. My recieipents loved them. No bulk to have glasses or cups wobble on. Have seem my gifts being used

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    If you ant maybe you have someleftover blocks or strips and pc that cte pc. Its a 10 minute jump off starting point.
    why not applique on top too.
    have fun

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