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Old 12-11-2008, 11:26 AM
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tablecloth pattern
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:36 AM
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Remember, things will get spilled on it, so it needs to be able to stand up to frequent washings. I like having a little "body" underneath as well, cause I have wood tables and I like having a little protection.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:02 PM
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I have made several tableclothes and just buy 2 1/2 yds and hem it, fits my table and about 3 inch overhang, more gets in the way. Now is a good time for Xmas material at a good price.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:10 PM
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Just a suggestion: After you get it done, spray it with Scotchguard to help it stay pretty--resistant to spills that way. Its still washable even witht hat on it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:38 PM
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I did exactly what sewmuch did. bought pretty Christmas fabric and just hemed it. Also I put a flannel backed tablecloth under it. Also on a small table (like a card table) I bought 1 1/4 yds to make it a sq. table cloth and used that also . what ever works.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:07 PM
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A quilting teacher told me once that flannel makes ggod batting for runners, placemats and tablecloths - not too thick and lies flat. Just be sure to launder and dry a couple of times to make sure the flannel shrinks totally. It has worked great so far for me.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:47 PM
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i love the idea of gorgeous tablecloths, but the idea of getting stains that won't come out makes me feel sick. it may sound tacky, but whatever you do, i would protect all that work with clear plastic the same size as the cloth itself. that way, everyone gets to see the artwork, and you won't go crazy with every drip of gravy.

think about matching napkins for each cloth or each side. extras of course,
and NO plastic. LOL!
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by butterflywing
i love the idea of gorgeous tablecloths, but the idea of getting stains that won't come out makes me feel sick. it may sound tacky, but whatever you do, i would protect all that work with clear plastic the same size as the cloth itself. that way, everyone gets to see the artwork, and you won't go crazy with every drip of gravy.

think about matching napkins for each cloth or each side. extras of course,
and NO plastic. LOL!
That's a great idea of covering the tablecloth with clear plastic...why not make a table quilt? A neighbor friend of mine has a quilt on her table and it really looks nice.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:50 PM
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i've learned through bad experience what it feels like to work hard and have something ruined the first time out of the barn. i try to protect myself now. and i don't feel like murdering the one stains it (sometimes me) and no one feels guilty!
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:59 PM
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Bev, I have made my mom 2 table toppers. I did the dissappearing 9 patch. They both turned out really cute. For the stuffing, I used 2 layers of warm & natural. I wanted it smooth so glasses etc. wouldn't tip if setting on a seam.
I have some left over thamksgiving & halloween fabric if you would be interested. Not a lot, but some. Let me know.

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