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    why would anyone do this?

    So I get an add from an embroidery pattern company and they show embroidery on toilet paper...now given what toilet paper is used for why would you embroidery it...I would hesitate to use it for it's prime function and when in the bathroom it's prime function is vital...so what is up?
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    I have seen those. My friend Cindi and I have wondered that for YEARS. Seems like such a waste to me, especially since embroidery thread is rather expensive. The only thing I can think of is that particular roll is used for decoration? Don't know that I'd decorate with toilet paper. Or maybe a gag gift. To each his/her own, I guess.

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    Time is too precious to embroider on TP. I don't get it either.
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    ​Some embroider cute sayings for a gag gift. It's purpose I guess is for a laugh or display.

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    Yeah, when SO retired, that was one of the "gag" gifts he got.

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    Seems like no matter what that embroidered TP would be a bit scratchy.........
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    My husband received this as a gift from our DIL. She had just received her new embroidery machine and she made him a toilet roll with a cute saying on it. We keep it on a shelf in our bathroom. Just for your information, the saying was this: Happy Father's Day. For all the **** I put you through. The **** was embroidered as a brown lump, use your imagination for what it means.

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    I have seen those and wondered about how much time the person making it has...wishing I had that much time. They've also been displayed as a sleeve to go around an extra roll. Not my thing, but some folks might like them.
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    I would think that is a gag gift for the person who has everything.

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    I got one at guild grab bag day. It looked awful. I tossed it when I got home.
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    Who wants to waste thread like that?

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    It is meant to be decorative, not useful. lol Having said that, I wouldn't waste my time.

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    Those type of designs have been around awhile. I did one as a gag gift for one my co-workers. She got a kick out of it and she displays it in her bathroom...........not for use unless extreme measures are necessary.
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    takes to long to emb on a home machine, I wondered about it too. strange.
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    You only embroider on a couple sheets of toilet paper folded together. I made them as gag Christmas gifts several years ago. The recipient can tear the sheet with the embroidery off and throw it away and use the rest of the roll.
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    I received a roll of embroidered t.p. in my ( secret Santa) gift package last year. I placed it on the back of the toilet as part of the Christmas decorations. After the holidays it was put away with everything else. Seems like my ( Santa) did some work to create it for me. I don't think it would be that easy to embroider on anything that ( fragile)
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    I have embroidered on many things but embroidering on toilet paper, never!

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    Could be a cheap (sort of) material to practice on or preview a design. I wouldn't' t waste my thread on it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Seems like no matter what that embroidered TP would be a bit scratchy.........
    Cute........LOL
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    I made a bunch one year for Christmas gifts for my coworkers. I worked in a different school every day and thought they might enjoy something different and fun. I put notes on them that said "for display only". I even got some special requests for designs. I only had one negative response, everyone else was fascinated that I could actually embroider on toilet paper.
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    If the one I got looked that good I'd have kept it in my sewing room. Mine was on really cheap paper. I don't mind cheap paper but I did mind the miss spelled Christmas. I always get the cheap secret sister at guild. LOL
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    I too have embroidered on toilet paper. I put a snowman face on the TP put a piece of cardboard with chocolate colored felt on top of the cardboard and had a Snowman smore. I also wanted to do something for my chemo nurses and did Christmas ones for them. Inexpensive way to say Thank you. They really look nice in a basket with Christmas towels on the back of the toilet.

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