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Thread: Met the quilt police

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    So, there I was, taking a class. I had almost completed my table topper, when a classmate asked me how I was going to cover it. "What do you mean, cover it?" I asked.

    Her: "You know, so it won't get food on it."

    "But it's a table topper. It's going to get food on it," I responded.

    Her: "Exactly. You need to cover it in vinyl or a laminate to protect it.

    Me: "No, I want it antiqued."

    I was actually shocked. I must admit that the thought never crossed my mind to cover the table topper. I figured that in 80 years (I'm being optimistic), when I'm dead and gone, and my descendants are using the aforementioned table-topper (again, my optimism), it will be like an archaeology exercise. There will be evidence of past meals that can be sifted through. "Look, Great-grandma Mattee must have LOVED ketchup!"

    Anyway, I won't cover it. I understand completely why some people would. What I don't understand is that this woman seemed truly appalled that I choose not to. I mean really, it is MY project, right?

    Anyone else have experience with classmates being appalled at your quilting behavior?

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    LOL.. your right.. You made it, its yours.. So if you want ketchup on go right ahead..I'm behind you 100 percent!!!!! :lol: :thumbup: :lol: :thumbup: :lol:

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    Perhaps to her a table topper is for decoration and not a tablecloth.

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    She probably stores her quilts instead of using them too.

    I vote for ketchup.

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    Well, I am surprised, I've made, and sold, a kagillion table toppers and no one ever covers them. I have several, one in particular a gal did an amazing job on, and I put stuff on it all the time. Maybe she is from that group that advocated putting plastic on the furniture so it wouldn't get dirty??

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    kinda like putting plastic covers on your living room furniture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    She probably stores her quilts instead of using them too.

    I vote for ketchup.
    Exactly!! Why go thru all the time to make it and not use it as it was meant to be used!!

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    For me, its the ones that always say "Let me see the back" then they "Hmmmmmmmph". Really makes me angry

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    Personally I think covering it with vinyl would be tacky. But that's just me. :)

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    I tell people that the toppers cover my tables so that I don't have to worry about cleaning the table as it has a nice cover via the topper.

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