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    Ok, had to try a table runner.
    I figured I wouldn't bind it, just try and do the pillowcase thing to it.
    It was actually pretty easy, considering I thought it was going to be a pain in the butt, but it wasn't.
    It's a bit wonky, but not bad for my first one. :)
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    It looks great! I'm glad it went together easy. I have that pattern bookmarked too.

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    That is very pretty. It doesn't look wonky at all.

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    Nice! What do you mean "pillowcase thing"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swimmom
    Nice! What do you mean "pillowcase thing"?
    You put the top and backing facing each other, then the batting on top of that. Sew around it leaving an opening so you can pull it all right side out.
    It works great on quilts too! I did it for the 2 lap quilts I made for wedding gifts. You don't have to put a binding on it after you do that. All I do after I pull it all right side out is smooth it all down evenly, then sew around the outside of it. When I sew it together all sandwiched, I use a 3/8th inch seam, then when it's all right side out, I sew a 1/4 inch around the entire thing.

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    Thanks, but it is. It really doesn't lay flat. Had a little "bump" on the back of it that I didn't notice when I pinned it all together. :(

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    Terri,
    Oh I love your tablerunner i don't see wonky either.

    I love the word wonky my sewing daughter and i use it so much now that my non-sewing daughter has taken it to decribe Brylee's hair, (check pic in my avatar)

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    LOL Pam
    Her hair isn't wonky. It's just that the "water spout" is a bit sideways. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by swimmom
    Nice! What do you mean "pillowcase thing"?
    You put the top and backing facing each other, then the batting on top of that. Sew around it leaving an opening so you can pull it all right side out.
    It works great on quilts too! I did it for the 2 lap quilts I made for wedding gifts. You don't have to put a binding on it after you do that. All I do after I pull it all right side out is smooth it all down evenly, then sew around the outside of it. When I sew it together all sandwiched, I use a 3/8th inch seam, then when it's all right side out, I sew a 1/4 inch around the entire thing.
    i did that on my first quilt, but no batting as i used fleece. then around edges i did a fancy stitch.... :P I sure like your table runner. Not sure where it"wonky", cuz it looks pretty darn good to me kiddo. great job!

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    Thanks.
    It just doesn't really lay flat, that's all.
    But I like it.
    I think I'll make some for this craft fair I have coming in November.
    Will probably stick with the reds for Christmas colors.
    At least I have a couple months to get started.
    Just need to figure out WHAT to make.
    Of course, I'll have my totes and i bought a pattern for making diaper bags. Have to order the webbing for the handles.

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    two words:

    very very pretty :P :P :P

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    ok. 5 words. thanks goodness for toes, or i couldn't count at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Pretty pretty! One can never go wrong with red at Christmas time! Try a wet steam cloth and iron it under the wet steam cloth. It will tame the naughty bubbles.
    Oh, that's a good idea! Thanks! Will try that tomorrow!
    I'm going to go thru my scraps and make some scrappy ones.
    It went together easy and fast! Surprised myself!! :)

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    Ok - so to do the "pillow case thing" you would quilt it after sewing the edges?

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    Very nce Terri - love red and white. Wonky - no it looks great.

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    Oh thats lovely Terri....did you do any quilting on it after you turned it right side out?? :D

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    Very nice! Should liven up any table.

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    Terri

    I love your runner, is the pattern here on our site? Would appreciate you pointing me in the right direction if it is.
    Oh yes, before I forget could you make 6 placemats to go with it for me please. :lol:
    I can't see where it's wonky, perhaps I need to take a trip to the opticians
    Tisha

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    Looks great! Love the reds!

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    Your table runner would look great on my table. I love it. :D

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    Hey! I've seen that pattern somewhere. :lol: Nice job, Terri!! :D

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    Love those reds Terri! Great job!!!!

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    Terri - wonky = character! and besides, each of us has a little wonky in us - right?

    I think it is lovely - and you should be proud. Be sure to post the ones you get done for your sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swimmom
    Ok - so to do the "pillow case thing" you would quilt it after sewing the edges?
    I did, not sure if everyone does it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Oh thats lovely Terri....did you do any quilting on it after you turned it right side out?? :D
    No, didn't do any quilting on it. Not sure what to do for that.

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