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Thread: Tablecloth

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    Senior Member grammy17's Avatar
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    Has anyone made a table cloth? I'm working on a Thanksgiving tablecloth. Center piece is 15x20 with two borders. then I plan to do 6" squares to fill out the rest of the cloth. Table size is 42 x 108.
    Started out a good idea but I'm having trouble making the sides fit without having to have half and quarter square on the corners.

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    draw it out on graph paper, you can print off free graph paper on line. it makes it easier to figure out block sizes, just remember you have to add seam allowances to ever piece. i made a large table cloth for my daughter a few years ago...was not my favorite project, but she loves it, it is what she wanted.

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    Senior Member grammy17's Avatar
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    Thanks. I got the idea, cut the fabric sewed the strips and NOW I'm trying to make it fit! got my 'firsts' mixed up. My daughter has told me many time she doesnt' quilt because there is too much math. I always reply, "What math? It's just trial and error."

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    math???? nawwwwwwww. I tend to sew by the seat of my pants as they used to say..... I"ll make it work... now that DH tends to go shopping with me, he is a more percise person( guess the Navy did that to him) I give him the approx in my head ( usualy holding hands/fingers out--- oh about this size dear) and he comes up with a amt I need... me? uh huh.. ok go with what he sez....smile..

    I have freq thought of doign a table cloth... just havnet gotten the nerve up or the motivation yet....Looking forward to seeing urs!

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    No... but I would love to see your finished one!

    Hugs

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    Here are the 'so far' pictures. First as planned and did not fit. My grand daughter was looking at it with me and suggested the extra border so second picture is the revised edition. Just layed together on the dining room table. The center is pilgrims, turkeys and pumpkins. small border is cornicopia--remnants at JoAnn's . Rest is stash and JoAnn's. This is a WIP. HOpe to have it finished by Thanksgiving. Plan to back it with Christmas fabric. One tablecloth two holidays.

    As planned--does not fit.
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    Revised edition one inch border and now it fits.
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