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Thread: Pieced tablecloth quilt--use batting or not?

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    Member IowaQuilter's Avatar
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    I bought this kit for a wallhanging, but when I made it up, it was too big for my wall. It didn't seem that large in the LQS. So I decided I would use it for a tablecloth.

    Shall I just put backing on it and quilt it, or shall I use a thin layer of batting--maybe flannel or something--or regular batting. What would you do?

    This got too big for my wall
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    That is very pretty, interesting. You sew lovely. Personally, I'd use flannel or thin Warm & Natural. Then you could use it as a table topper (try diagonal on your table) or a tablecloth.

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    Something light on the back but I don't think it needs batting.

    Jen:) Love the pattern!

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    Perhaps I left out an important piece of information. The quilt measures 66" by 80".

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    Depends if you are using it as a decorative table covering, then a thin batting would be okay. If you are using the quilt when the table is being used, a batting may make things more tipsy on top (like coffee or milk) and that's not a good thing. If you're unsure, leave it out and you still have your options open. Really beautiful top. I have a wall big enough for it if you still have a delimma (LOL).

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    I think I would use a thin batting or even a flannel. I am thinking about the seams and wonder if a thin bat would help them 'melt' into flatness. is that clear as mud??

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    I would put flannel back and quilt. Great quilt. enjoy new quilted table cloth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sallyflymi
    I would put flannel back and quilt. Great quilt. enjoy new quilted table cloth
    This is what I would do. Actually have done it and it worked great. Love the quilt.

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