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Thread: tablecoth?

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    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
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    Mine has no batting -- just a cotton backing and minimal quilting. We eat on it every day. I've had no problems with glasses being unstable.

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    My choice would be flannel, lightweight drapable and durable
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minstrel View Post
    I have a quilt I use as a tablecloth. Were I to make another, I would make bigger, simple blocks and a wider border where plates, cups, etc. go. Reason being that we've had some spills because cups were on the seams.
    This answers my question about whether seams make wobbly spots.
    Barbara

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    I would definitely use either cotton flannel or felt for a table cloth.

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    I have made two table like cloths. One has flannel on the back and is great. The other has a very thin cotton batting and is good too. Must be sure it is not too thick.

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    I made on using Eleanor Burns Nana's garden pattern and I used the batting you use in pot holders so I can put hot dishes on it.

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    I have used flannel and it seems to work well...

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    Last year my quilt group did a friendship quilt. We each started with a square and passed it to another each month. I ended up with a beautiful quilt, much larger than expected. last month I cut the corners off and made it fit my table for a tablecloth. I used white muslin to back it and also have batting in it. I love it! It doesn't need a pad under it when you use it and it drapes nicely.

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    I made what I call a my utility quilt to be used for picnics, in the car in winter, blankets, where ever is a need. I measured my table and was sure that I made it large enough to hang over it 10 inches all around. Yes, it was scrappy, and the pattern I used was a snowball. Actually I call it "My snow balls chance in....." I got so tired of making snowballs. Anyway, it was layered with Hobbs 80/20 and the LAer did a pantos of butterflies. Perfect! I used it for a table cloth most of the holidays and people enjoyed it, washed up great, then into the car to go on a 10 day road trip. It was perfect for napping under in the car, and warm enough for those cold motel rooms. Now it's all washed up again and ready for company on St. Patrick's Day. You can't go wrong!

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    I have one on my kitchen table as we speak. It's paper pieced (tulips - Carol Doak patterns), and no batting, just flannel on back side. I just put big placemats on it when used for eating.
    Karen

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