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Thread: Looking for a pattern.....

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    I have a request to make a fireplace mantel piece and am looking for a pattern. I've never made one before and have a pattern in a book, but its a log cabin type and I don't want to make it that fancy. I've googled and can't seem to find anything.
    You would think with the gazillion books I have, I would find more than one pattern!!!! LOL!

    Thanks for your help!

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    Try googling christmas mantle covers as I am sure I have seen several when checking out xmas patterns, you might get some inspiraton from them. I will check my stock of patterns on the laptop too :D

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    Thanks, Izy, I'll try googling that right now!

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    That one is nice, but the pattern just basically shows how to make the fan part. Maybe with the one I have and this one, I can figure something out.

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    Tricia,
    I have been watching a lot of black and White TV. The mantle runners were used to keep the saute away from the walls. Wow, great idea, it has carried to only now a decoration but they had a need.

    How about for your .. "What did you learn today?" thing.

    Ellen

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    Tricia, couldn't you adapt a table runner pattern.....just a thought :D

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    This lady wants it to cover the whole mantel and drop a certain way. I think I'll be able to adjust this one pattern that I have and the thoughts that I have in my head!!!! I wish I had a fireplace to measure it on. Thanks for your help.

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    My impression is that the cover is 'boxed' to fit exactly so you will need to find the exact length of her mantlepiece if so...that way it won't slide off, unless you tack it on....no help really am I???? :lol: :roll:

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    You might visit the simply quilts site on HGTV's website. I know she had a lady on there that did some really pretty ones. It might be archived there somewhere.

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    OK penny's dropped.....if you google 'mantle scarf' you might have more success :roll: :lol: Just found a couple of xmas ones :D

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    Izy, I googled mantle scarf and just about everything else you can imagine. Now I'm looking thru the hundreds of magazines that I have!!! LOL! I'll figure something out--I just thought if by chance someone had one laying around that was easy to do, I could get it done faster for this customer.
    I'm sure I'm going to have to tweak anything I find to fit her particular need! Thanks for your help.

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    I have a nice pattern I made years ago. I think I found it in Quick Quilts. I will look for it and pm you if I find it.
    It comes down to points like the one pictured her and you applique the letters for NOEL on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zennia
    I have a nice pattern I made years ago. I think I found it in Quick Quilts. I will look for it and pm you if I find it.
    It comes down to points like the one pictured her and you applique the letters for NOEL on it.
    Thank you so much. The customer wants the points on the front.

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    I found the pattern. Sent you a pm.

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    Tricia ~ The book I have is "Quilts For Mantels & More" by Susan Thomson. It is a 2002 publication put out by That Parchwork Place. Has 11 paper pieced designs w/ directions for mantel covers, window valences, table runners. Nice book. Alot of 4 season designs, but most of the patterns could be modified by choice of fabrics. Hope this helps, Nita

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    Try this


    www.seedsofknowledge.com/mantle.html

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    Thanks you guys, appreciate it. And Jan, I think that pattern and the others will get me what I need!!!

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    you'll want her to measure the depth and length of the mantle top and decide how long of a drop she wants in front. Most mantles are all different sizes.

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