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Thread: Embroidery on Toilet Paper

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    Embroidery on Toilet Paper

    I needed to come up with an idea for 15 gifts for new coworkers. I found a tutorial on how to embroider on toilet paper and decided to give it a try, using a design that could be stitched out in 3 colors or less. I have to admit, I'm pretty impressed with the results! I stitched it out on my Bernina Bernette Deco 600.

    The tutorial is here on Embroidery Library: http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/ELProje...oductid=PR1041
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    Very pretty. I have to admit, I'm not sure how I'd react if I received a gift of embroidered toilet paper.

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    What a hoot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Very pretty. I have to admit, I'm not sure how I'd react if I received a gift of embroidered toilet paper.
    Well, I guess I'm hoping the recipients will like it because it's both unique and kind of funny.
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    I embroidered toilet paper for friends and family several years ago and they thought it was unique and loved it!!!
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    very nicely done... love the emb design you chose. thanks for the link
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    I would use it for decoration and threaten anyone's life that would use it.
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    I would probably display it during the Christmas season and then take the first square off and put it in a frame and put it with all my other decorations for following years!

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    How wonderfully unique! I'd never thought it would be possible.

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    Okay I think my reaction was partially due to the fact that the embroidery is so pretty, I would feel that using the toilet paper would be an insult to you (the O.P.). However, if you embroidered pictures of a certain few those-who-shall-remain-nameless politicians, I would definitely use it and laugh while I did!

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    Who would have thought.. embroidery on toilet paper! Does this mean I have seen it all!?!

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    This is supposed to be for display purposes only, I don't know how much "life" you could get out of it but ideally you could put it in a basket with Christmas flora and people would "get" that it's for display only - hopefully - the ones to watch would be the guys.
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    What a hoot!!! The gift for someone who has it all. Thanks for sharing. I love it.

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    This is the first thing on my list "to do" tomorrow morning.! I love it.....what a hoot

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    That is very clever and a great fun gift.

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    I made them before it a fun gift. I also have a Easter bunny that hold a roll toilet paper that I embroidery Happy Easter on it and wrap it with plastic wrap so it not use. It a hit at in my shop at Easter.

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    when I first read the thread, I thought using toilet paper as stabilizer when doing embroidery...and I thought, wow what a money saver that would be...and why not paper towel too for larger pieces...then I clicked and the pic appeared................say no more.....

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    It sure is pretty, but if I needed that roll and was in a jam, that embroidery would be gone. hehehehehehe

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    Lalaland, this makes a unique and wonderful gift and you're going to have some very happy co-workers. I'd be thrilled to receive this and I'd tell houseguests flat out DO NOT USE IT just in case.

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    Looks great! I've made them too, aren't they fun!
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    Oh I love it - just wish I had an embroidery machine.

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    I did this one year, but wrapped it in tulle and tied it with a pretty ribbon, just to make sure they knew it wasn't to be used.

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    My first ? is why would you want to do that? The piece is pretty but then what? IMHO, I'm not to sure about this.
    Maybe a hand towel. Now that is something I can wrap may hands around!
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    I did it because it was something unique and I think my coworkers will get a kick out of it. I think I'll take MimiBug's idea and wrapped them in tulle, I will also put a "for display only" tag on them.



    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    My first ? is why would you want to do that? The piece is pretty but then what? IMHO, I'm not to sure about this.
    Maybe a hand towel. Now that is something I can wrap may hands around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    when I first read the thread, I thought using toilet paper as stabilizer when doing embroidery...and I thought, wow what a money saver that would be...and why not paper towel too for larger pieces...then I clicked and the pic appeared................say no more.....
    Me too.....well certainly a unique idea...guaranteed if I put this in the bathroom it would get used for sure....could probably create havoc with the septic. Thanks for sharing....

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