Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Looking for a pattern..... >

Looking for a pattern.....

Looking for a pattern.....

Old 01-09-2009, 12:06 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
triciasquilts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Butte, MT
Posts: 480
Default

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!
triciasquilts is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 12:34 PM
  #2  
Izy
Super Member
 
Izy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
Posts: 5,996
Default

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
Izy is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 12:39 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
triciasquilts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Butte, MT
Posts: 480
Default

Thanks, Izy, I'll try googling that right now!
triciasquilts is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 12:41 PM
  #4  
Izy
Super Member
 
Izy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
Posts: 5,996
Default

Heres a nice one :D

http://home.howstuffworks.com/quilte...t-patterns.htm
Izy is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 12:46 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
triciasquilts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Butte, MT
Posts: 480
Default

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.
triciasquilts is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 01:02 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
chairjogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: My favorite place in the world is Lake Erie Region USA
Posts: 2,740
Default

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
chairjogger is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 01:06 PM
  #7  
Izy
Super Member
 
Izy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
Posts: 5,996
Default

Tricia, couldn't you adapt a table runner pattern.....just a thought :D
Izy is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 01:11 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
triciasquilts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Butte, MT
Posts: 480
Default

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.
triciasquilts is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 01:14 PM
  #9  
Izy
Super Member
 
Izy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
Posts: 5,996
Default

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:
Izy is offline  
Old 01-09-2009, 01:17 PM
  #10  
bj
Super Member
 
bj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Posts: 3,632
Default

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.
bj is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
profannie
Main
21
10-16-2017 11:54 AM
mom2boyz
Main
4
11-05-2013 03:41 AM
geeblay627e120
Main
4
08-28-2011 11:42 AM
grammydar
Main
9
05-22-2011 10:22 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.