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Thread: New Table Topper... Time to get back to sewing

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    Hi Folks,
    I wanted to get back to quilting. The renos are starting to slow down and I was restless.

    So I did a table topper for my big oak coffee table, to match the new loveseat. I tried a wavy border and bias quilt binding because I have a quilt I want to finish that way and I thought I'd practice on something smaller just in case it was a skill that couldn't be a part of my repertoire!

    It is good to be back at the machine playing with my fabrics!
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    very nice! my favorite colors!

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    Very pretty! You did a great job on the scalloped border.

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    i love it!

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    It's gorgeous!! Such beautiful colors

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    The binding looks great. It sure is pretty.

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    Love it!!

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    Welcome back to quilting! Good to hear your renos are behind you. You did great on the red table topper. Will have to try scalped edges and bias binding. You make it look very easy. thanks for sharing.

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    Great job! It goes great with your love seat!

    Kyia

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    Its very nice... :lol:

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    Very pretty--I love the colors, too.

    (I sneak in a table runner or two between "big" projects, too
    It is fun to see something start and actually get finished quickly--
    very satisfying for me. :lol: )

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    Lovely! One of my favourite colours too - and the scalloped border is fab too - have to try that one day!

    K x

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    Oh how charming your table topper is. The red is just wonderful and it matches very nice to your loveseat. Good job! I emjoyed seeing you bias curvy edges done in the check. It set it off perfectly and you did a great job on it.


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    Sew VERY nice. I really like the curved edge. GREAT JOB!

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    scallops too! great job, I love it and I'm not partial to red.

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    Looks Great ! Matches perfectly :lol:
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    Very pretty!! I love the colors and patterns you used. Nice contrast! I used to use plaids but they take a fussy approach I don't want to take time for anymore. I have to have all lines straight or I don't like the result.

    I love how yours turned out! Can't wait to see the quilt!
    I'm not brave enough to do a wavy border but I have thought about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Very pretty!! I love the colors and patterns you used. Nice contrast! I used to use plaids but they take a fussy approach I don't want to take time for anymore. I have to have all lines straight or I don't like the result.

    I love how yours turned out! Can't wait to see the quilt!
    I'm not brave enough to do a wavy border but I have thought about it.
    I feel the same way, but love the look of gingham and plaids so when I want to use them I do a bias cut and then the fussy cutting isn't so important.

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    Hi Mamagus,
    I just adore your new table topper!!
    The colors & pattern you chose are GREAT.
    You did a wonderful job. So glad you are back sewing.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheryl

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    Great job and colors! I love the scalloped borders.

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    Mama

    I love your table topper, such a love colours too & gingham I just love gingham - I often think In a previous life I must have been a country girl :lol:
    You are brave making scalloped borders, did you say you need a special ruler to get that effect.
    Thanks for sharing again. :wink:

    Tisha

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    looks great, The edge looks good :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1962
    Mama

    I love your table topper, such a love colours too & gingham I just love gingham - I often think In a previous life I must have been a country girl :lol:
    You are brave making scalloped borders, did you say you need a special ruler to get that effect.
    Thanks for sharing again. :wink:

    Tisha
    I cut a strip of wallpaper border (I keep things like that because I am a pack rat), the same length as the topper. Folded paper in half and made my first scallop ( with pencil) Folded again and made another scallop. (crest of the wave is at the fold).

    There's probably some nifty little tool for making scallops but I like doing things the hard way! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1962
    Mama

    I love your table topper, such a love colours too & gingham I just love gingham - I often think In a previous life I must have been a country girl :lol:
    You are brave making scalloped borders, did you say you need a special ruler to get that effect.
    Thanks for sharing again. :wink:

    Tisha
    I cut a strip of wallpaper border (I keep things like that because I am a pack rat), the same length as the topper. Folded paper in half and made my first scallop ( with pencil) Folded again and made another scallop. (crest of the wave is at the fold).

    There's probably some nifty little tool for making scallops but I like doing things the hard way! :wink:

    I always wanted to try a wavy border maybe now I can get up the courage to try this. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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    You have made a lovely table topper Mama, there is a wavy ruler you can buy, but that looks absolutely perfect to me, welcome back, you've been missed, glad the house is getting straighter for you :D

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