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?