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Old 01-11-2007, 10:34 AM
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Does anyone out there have some real different (but not real difficult) patterns for table toppers?? I would love some ideas.....also looking for some cute tote patterns....ones that you could haul things to work...with a bottom portion....thanks for your ideas in advance!! Nancy
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:09 PM
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http://sewing.about.com/ go to about sewing and type in tote bags. All kinds there
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:44 PM
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I have made 2 toppers useing the Cathedral Windowpane pattern.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:18 AM
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I have used this one over and over again! I love this pattern...very quick and easy! Enjoy!

Free Table Topper Pattern
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:40 AM
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Thank you so much for the tote link. That's exactly what I've been looking for!!! My husband and I've decided this year for all the neices and nephews birthdays to buy them a couple books and I'd make them each a tote with their name or something on it. The first one is coming up in a couple weeks and I've been avoiding dealing with it!! Thanks
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:08 AM
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The table topper that country quilter mentioned is very easy if I can do it anyone can. It makes up so beautifully, fast and easy. I have made several as gifts and they look so elegant, I just love them, my next one is for me and I think I have just enough fabric to finish one for me. I love it. Give it a try.

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Old 01-13-2007, 07:57 PM
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Hi haven't done this before & hope it works. Love all the ideas but would like to say---Please do not put childrens names or initals on the OUTSIDE of their items. With all the bad things happening I don't think it is a good idea for just anyone to be able to call them by them and possibly have the child think they are a friend of the family.

sorry to put a damper on things but I got a chill when I read that.
Again---I can't believe there are so many talented people all on 1 site !!
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:10 PM
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Very good point, Imak! Children have a hard enough time figuring who a stranger is without someone calling them by name. :roll: Putting a label from Grammie inside of a bag or clothing to that child still makes it special for them. :-)
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