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Thread: I found this quilted tabletopper..

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    I was going through my hope chest and low and behold I found a tabletopper given to me by my sister's MIL. She made it for me when I told her I liked the one she did for my sister!!! Its beautiful but its not even close to being like the one my sister has. lol I still treasure it but it doesnt match anymore lol

    There is lot of work put into this and she is an excellent quilter!!! She was about 80 when she put it together on her old singer. She is so precise in her sewing - Her name is Ella and she was the one that helped me do my first quilt!!! She is about 92 now and still going - she lives out of town and I havent seen her for awhile but I heard she was still doing quilts in the nursing home and heaching a small group in quilting at the home!!!! God love her!!! I sure hope I will still be able to enjoy the experience when I am that age!!!

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    that is so beautiful, i love the quilting. i dont like the heavy quilting i like it simple and lovely that this one is done

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    I think that is lovely. But I have a question - just what is the difference between a table topper and a table cloth when the size is sufficient to cover a table you can eat on?

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    Beautiful. Glad she is passing her legacy on to others.

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    Wow, I wish she live next to me to teach me. That is an awesome quilt :thumbup:

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    Beautiful piece!

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    Beautiful!!! She did a wonderful job.

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    That is a gorgeous memory!

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    That is gorgeous.

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    Beautiful! Thanks for the thoughtful story!

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    Very nice quilt! I had a Great Aunt who had her Singer set up & open in her living room. She lived alone till 100 & sewed a bit every day.

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    Beautiful

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    What a beautiful treasure :D:D:D

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    That is beautiful. I hope you are going to use it. I think that is where most of us will be sometime in the future. Sewing--quilting--in the nursing home.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL
    I think that is lovely. But I have a question - just what is the difference between a table topper and a table cloth when the size is sufficient to cover a table you can eat on?
    This one just looks like its large enough for a table - I only showed it on half of my dining table so it wont fit on a table. To me a tabletopper is a sort of replacement for doilies - I always set it at an angle in the middle of my table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hspirit_99
    that is so beautiful, i love the quilting. i dont like the heavy quilting i like it simple and lovely that this one is done
    I am totally like you - I dont like heavy quilting - I feel like it takes away from the design of the quilt top!!! If I put alot of work into a quilt piecing blocks etc I want that to show up not the quilting. lol

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    Thank you for explaining the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie
    That is beautiful. I hope you are going to use it. I think that is where most of us will be sometime in the future. Sewing--quilting--in the nursing home.
    Sue

    LOL! That is what I told my kids. They better find me a big enough place to take my machines and my fabric with!!

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    Hope I'm doing this well when I'm the same age.

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