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Thread: My first Table topper

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    love your colors! I would use warm and natural, no batting at all.
    Are you starting to make Christmas gifts already?
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    Thank you for all the suggestions. I don't hv fleece and .hv never used it so for now will go with one of the others.
    And thanks for the Thumbs -up.......now I like it even more

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege View Post
    love your colors! I would use warm and natural, no batting at all.
    Are you starting to make Christmas gifts already?
    Since I am still a newbie and little experience , I am SLOW....rip rip rip happens a bit too often !!!!
    Though it may be as much the EXCITEMENT to use the fabrics I bought when visiting The USA this year !!!!

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    Love your fabric choices and your pattern. Great job.

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    that is a really nice table runner great job.
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege View Post
    love your colors! i would use warm and natural, no batting at all.
    Maybe this is a stupid question but isn't warm and natural a batting?? Also, if you use fleece or flannel, would that also be your backing for the tablerunner?
    Karen from Louisiana

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    Love you tablerunner! You don't have to put batting in it if you don't want to. I love Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt in my tablerunners and placemats. I did the same pattern that you used but ironed a full backing piece to the back of my batt. I then ironed the square centered in the middle. I attached the strips in the sew and flip method (ironing out each strip) thereby quilting it to the back as I went. When it was finished, I trimmed the whole tablerunner edge and added binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey58 View Post
    Thank you QB members. I saw a tutorial on this board and attempted it. I like it but have a question ..
    If I use batting under the top, won't it be soft? Thick quilting is beyond my capabilities!
    I want to place tall candle stands on it, so would batting be a wrong choice? If so, what should I use between the top and the back?
    I would appreciate any advice you have for me.
    Thanks!
    I've discovered that 70s and 80s thick double knits make an excellent backing for table top items. Just thick enough to make quilting show and not too slippery for use on a table. I inherited a ton of double knit scraps so anything I can do with them I'll try. I know that double knits don't follow some folks strict idea of quilting, but I'm old enough that I come from the "make do" generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey58 View Post
    Since I am still a newbie and little experience , I am SLOW....rip rip rip happens a bit too often !!!!
    Though it may be as much the EXCITEMENT to use the fabrics I bought when visiting The USA this year !!!!
    I'm 65 and have been sewing over 55 of those years. My seam ripper is still my best buddy!
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    So beautiful!!!! Low loft batting should be fine.

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