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Thread: table runners...question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataplai View Post
    I use warm and natural batting in my table runners. I don't have any troubles with it laying flat. Looking forward to pictures!
    Me too! I use the leftover batting from quilts, sew them together and then SID and no one is any the wiser and I am using up all the batting, which is not that cheap!!!!! Edie
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    I have used a medium weight white felt for my table runners. It seems to stabilize them but is not too thick. It may not be the right thing to use, but to me, batting made them to unstable when something was placed on them.

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    I acutally prefer to use a heavy batting in my tablerunners, generally Quilters Dream deluxe weight cotton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    I use insulbright when I want them to double as long hot pads for serving dishes. When I'm out of insulbright I use pre-shrunk warm and natural. Both quilt up flat. I always iron when complete and after each washing.
    When using insulbright which side is up? Also, if you use batting with insulbright do you put it on top or the bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    I use preshrunk flannel in mine. I want them to be used when I set the table for a dinner as they match the placemats. However, I set the hot dishes on wooden trivets so the runners do not have to protect the table. They do have to lay absolutely flat on the table.
    I use a pellon product called Armo? It was recomended by a quilt teacher. I get it when interfacing is on sale at Joannes. Use it for purses too.

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    I keep the less worn sections of old flannel sheets for just ths purpose. It adds just the right amount of body for quilting, without adding lumpiness. Plus, I get the smile factor knowing I recycled something.
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    I use felt. It seems to hold up well after many washings and gives the runner or placemats a little body.

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    Wow! I got lots of input.
    Thank you all soooo much.
    I will be shopping for something tomorrow. I will look at what is available and decide then.
    Thanks again.

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    I use fusible fleece by pellon I like the way they lay on the table

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapper View Post
    Hi.

    A few weeks ago I asked for ideas for table runner patterns.
    I was pleased with the replies.

    I now have a few runner tops made. My question is should I use batting? If yes, then what type?
    It would seem that batting would make the runner a bit 'bumpy' and I don't think I'd want that. But I'd like some body to them.
    What do you do?
    I like to use fleece. Not too expensive if you can get it on half-price or so. And it's extra-wide so you can get several table runners from a yard.
    Last edited by TX GMimi; 12-09-2012 at 01:32 PM. Reason: forgot something

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