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Old 03-03-2013, 08:17 AM
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I would like to make quilted tablecloths - one rectangular, and one round. Does anyone have instructions or advice? What kind of batting would you use to make sure that the cloth drapes? Thanks so much!
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Have only made a tablerunner. I guess just make sure it's washable.

I have seen Eleanor Burns make a tablecloth out of wide backing fabric. No batting or backing. I think she used a serger to do a rolled hem all the way around.

I'm keeping my eye on this post. Like to see what others have done.
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If it is for a table cloth that will really see some use, I would just use a laminated fabric, cut to shape and be done. Just me. Maybe quilt some coordinating placemats or napkins. I have seen cotton laminates 56" wide.
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I use flannellet for the batting, it washes up nice and drapes very good
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Do you piece the top, use flannellet for batting and then use cotton for back? I'm thinking of piecing a big square for the round tablecloth, and then just cutting the round and put bias edging. would that work, if I use flannellet for batting? Is there any commercial batting that is sufficiently lightweight? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Puttergeo View Post
I would like to make quilted tablecloths - one rectangular, and one round. Does anyone have instructions or advice? What kind of batting would you use to make sure that the cloth drapes? Thanks so much!
Pick as quilt block you like and enlarge it, or use 6 or so and enlarge them--2 wide and 3 long maybe.

Round, you could use an 8 sided block instead of round.

I don't put batting in mine. I just add a backing. Carefully prewashed flannel would give some weight and help keep the tablecloth in place.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:12 PM
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Thank you! Can you give me an example of an 8-sided block?



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Pick as quilt block you like and enlarge it, or use 6 or so and enlarge them--2 wide and 3 long maybe.

Round, you could use an 8 sided block instead of round.

I don't put batting in mine. I just add a backing. Carefully prewashed flannel would give some weight and help keep the tablecloth in place.
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I don't use batting either. If I used anything it would be flannel or just muslin.
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I made a cloth out of an embroidered quilt top made by my DH's grandmother. I just backed it with flannel, no batting. It works well. I only use it for special occasions and cover it with clear plastic
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Originally Posted by Puttergeo View Post
Thank you! Can you give me an example of an 8-sided block?

Google "octagon quilt blocks" and you'll find several. Even hexagonal would give you an almost round shape. Look at normal square blocks. Often times if just the outside corners are cut off, you'll get a hexagon or octagon. The inside shape of a snowball block is octagon shaped, if that helps with ideas. And a kaleidoscopic block can be sort of rounded.
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