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Thread: Table Cloth Quilts

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    Super Member Gwyn's Avatar
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    Hi! I finally ran out of room and beds for quilts so I started making table cloth quilts. This is really fun, and I didn't have a problem until now. Most of my family have round tables. The table cloth needs to be 52" diameter. I made octagons. The tops look great on the table, but I am not sure how to quilt them. Any ideas? :?:

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    Can you post a photo?

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    Okay, I'll try. I don't see well enough to use a camera, but my daughter is visiting and I'll ask her.

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    My only suggestion is to watch it doesn't get too heavily textured and your glasses tip over easily. Wonder how I learned that lesson - lol

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    Do you use a different sort of batting when making a table cloth vs a quilt for a bed?

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    Yes. I use a very thin batting, but it is heavy enough to keep the table from being burned. Light and Natural works great. Also, when I make ties, I use crochet thread.

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    I would like to know more about this, because I would like to make one myself. I have a octagon table, and I haven't figured out how to do it either. I am not experienced enough to be able to do something without instructions yet. I was going to post a question in regards to doing this, so I am glad to see someone else is thinking of doing the same thing.

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    I'm new to quilting but I have made a couple table cloths and on "sewing with Nancy" she said to use flannel. So I did. Flannel is also cheap. You also don't back table cloths. So they were a good inexpensive way for me to get some quilting experience.

    I always take mine off the table before eating so don't know about the heat.


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    I just made my first tablecloth. Put a lot of thought into it and then just went for it. I had a nice fall fabric panel that would fit my custom made kitchenette. I put flying geese border, then regular border. Backed it with muslin, quilted (no batting). Turned out great.
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    I have some blocks that I want to turn into a tablecloth for my dining room table. I am just afraid of people spilling on it and getting stained. After all the work making all those blocks, I don't want it ruined real fast. I could make it and just use it on the table for decoration and then use placemats or replace it with another for actual use. Are you concerned about stains?

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