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    Super Member Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
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    Yesterday I was at Joann's and their Christmas fabric was 65% off so I bought coordinating fabric for the back so the runners could be reversed. I bought a cute theme pattern for the top and then bought beautiful red poinsetta fabric for the back. However, many of my runners have plain muslim on the back and I like that too.

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    I agree with Pat. I use a coordinating fabric or a fabric for another season to make it multi-purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattypurple View Post
    If it is a holiday theme, I try to make it reversible with another holiday on the back. 2 for the price of 1
    That's what I do, too!!
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    It depends on who I am making it for, myself I either use a very good muslin or a solid Kona that (a color ) matches... If its a gift I will sometimes use a fabric that I used on the front (if I have bought it a good price and depends on the amount I need). Always with all wall hangings I use the good muslin...

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    I use coordinating fabric for the same reason Patty does : ) and it really does look nicer in my opinion. Since they are usually gifts I like them to be very nice : )
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    I use muslin most of the time. Can't see paying big bucks for fabric, which no one will see.

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    Went to a craft show last night where one lady was selling table runners with Christmas fabric on one side and Thanksgiving fabric on the other. They were flying off her table, everyone wanted them. Ran into a friend of mine who was so excited about the one she bought. Of course, I said to myself, "Oh I can do that myself" but only admired the one my friend had. No need to make more work for myself by letting everyone know I can sew!

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    That's not cheep. Your watching your $ and putting it to good use for you. I feel the same way about the back. As long as i is done right and neat who is going to see it. You make a table runner place it on the table add flowers/candles all looks pretty. If you have the material then make a different back and you have another runner.

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    I've done both. Using fabric for another holiday or season, saves on storage space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattypurple View Post
    If it is a holiday theme, I try to make it reversible with another holiday on the back. 2 for the price of 1
    That is what I have done, too.
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