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Thread: Need some suggestions

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    My hubby has been after me to make a pool table cover for his pool table. I had a bunch of material in my "to use someday" pile and threw this together (see pic). I've used up all the "pile" but the piece still need "sides" to the piece. Do you all have any suggestions what I can do to extend the sides other than just adding solid borders?
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    Great top - I might be tempted to put a wide solid border on that. Are you planning to quilt this??

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Great top - I might be tempted to put a wide solid border on that. Are you planning to quilt this??
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    I kind of like the idea of it fitting like it does now. you could add one color border to fit over the edges and another to go over the edges if that's what he wants. you could also make it fitted over those sides like i did my ottoman quilt, i put 4 inch borders and mitered them.

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    I would go with the wide solid border.

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    Great quilt from what fabric you had! I think I would put a skinny dark border and then a fatter sold border on it. You could do half square triangles as the last border, but all those points would make me nuts. The skinny inner border would stop the busy center. When quilting it, make squares, or tic tac toe grid on the big border to echo the inside of the quilt.

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    Maybe if you could find a brown that looks a bit like leather or wood, then fitted it over the sides and corners. Or just put large heavy tassels at the corners to hold it down.

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    if you have any narrow strips left you can sew them together and put it on the edge with a solid color in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewelps
    if you have any narrow strips left you can sew them together and put it on the edge with a solid color in between.
    Now see, I had thought of doing vertical strips, I have enough scraps that match the colors in the quilt, but didn't want to do all the sides like that. But the solid color in between just might work. Plus the mitered end idea has me thinking, too. I knew you all could help me. thank you!

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    I think it would look nice with a narrow solid border and a wider border of 'pool balls' fabric but if you are going with what's in your stash, that idea won't work....plus, the 'pool ball' fabric might be difficult to find.

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    I would put a narrow dark border than make a scrappy wider border with the colors you used in the center. I would want to make sure all the felt is covered to protect it. We have a pool table in the warehouse here at our business and I think it would be a good idea to make a quilt to cover it. Thanks for the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I kind of like the idea of it fitting like it does now. you could add one color border to fit over the edges and another to go over the edges if that's what he wants. you could also make it fitted over those sides like i did my ottoman quilt, i put 4 inch borders and mitered them.
    I was thinking you could make them fitted too.

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    looks great! I was thinkng of the piano key border with your scraps

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    What a great idea!!! That is a pretty cover :D:D:D

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    I think I would add one small border and a wider border with each corner of the large border having elastic like you have on the corner of fitted sheets to hold the cover on, this might work well. Good luck! Gerbie

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    I'd use solid green "sides" and applique pool balls, cues, etc on it.

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    I appreciate all the good ideas. I'm going to pull from a couple of them and cross my fingers. I've already talked to my quilting lady, and she's all excited about getting her long arm on it. I'll post a pic when it's all done.

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