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Thread: table cloth question - would you back it?

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    Super Member katkat1946's Avatar
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    table cloth question - would you back it?

    I just found some yardage I love and think it will be perfect as a table cloth. I know it needs nice hems. Will it be better if I also put a backing on it? What do you think? Anyone have advice for doing this? Thanks.
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    I think it's your choice. I have made pieced tablecloths so of course, I back them. I didn't use batting tho. Some people do use batting or a piece of muslin or something between the layers. Depends on how thick you want it and what look you are looking for.

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    If you leave the material in one piece, you don't need to back it. If you cut it apart to make blocks or strips, I would put a backing behind it, so you don't see the seams. This is my personal preference, no rules.

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    I usually put a backing on mine, I use muslin or a less expensive piece of fabric. Sometimes I like a very thin batting, like flannel, just to give it more body. I like to have different tablecloths for the seasons or just to change them out.
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    if you are keeping it one piece of cloth, just hem the edges
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    Just hem the edges. When you put a backing on you will have 2 layers moving differently and always be working to get it flat .

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