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Thread: tablecoth?

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    Super Member IBQUILTIN's Avatar
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    Just start making your blocks and lining them up where you want and you'll have a great table topper or table runner.
    I love runners and placemats, they give a table such a homey look

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    Not batting goes into my tablecloths. The runners get a very light batting.

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    I have made table clothes for every season. I put them on my table and cover them with clear vinyl. I love them and
    everyone else seems to enjoy them also.

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    Just wondering about the problem of the seams. Would it be better to press seam allowances open instead of both to one side?

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    I use heavy ivory flannel, works great

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    Had friend who made a quilt as you go log cabin double sided with no batting. If you think you may be able to work it out. It came from a very old magazine 10 years etc.
    Try this site this adds batting which I think would make it too bumpy for a table clothe
    Celtic knot
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    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I use Pellon fleece interfacing for my table runners, but it's only 45" wide so it would have to be pieced for a tablecloth. Just butt the edges and overcast it together. I love the way it adds body, but not a lot of thickness so a candle won't upset. For a tablecloth, I wouldn't use anything. It will drape if it has enough drop. A one layer tablecloth does, so why wouldn't a two layer, plus the weight of the seams and thread. On the other hand, a friend uses vintage quilts that have old cotton batting for tablecloths and they work fine. I would use the Pellon fleece just to smooth out the seams and give the quilting a little definition. I don't care for the fusible.

    To make a round tablecloth, make the quilt pattern you want only don't worry about the corner blocks. Fold the top in quarters, tie a pencil tied to a string, hold one end of the string at the point of the folded quilt top and draw a line as you move the pencil. Cut on the line, unfold and you have a circular quilt top. The distance between the endpoint and the pencil needs to half the desired size of the cloth. Add a little extra to allow for quilting. I've done a newspaper pattern with the string and pencil, too.

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