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Thread: One of the things that I did last week

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    Super Member dublb's Avatar
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    When My DH cleaned out the garage he brought this old footstool for me to use for my back pain. At first I thought I'd run to the store & get upholstery material to cover it but then it occurred to me this was a perfect opportunity to use my stash & practice piecework.

    Foot stool needs help!
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    To small!
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    Border fabric bleading
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    Looks good but...
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    Still too small! Ican't do math for half inch seams!
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    With black border.
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    Back
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    Now I don't want to put the tacks in it to attach it! I'm considering using Velcro.

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    That's a good idea (Velcro), but I think gold tacks would be good too!I also like the pattern you used!

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    Great use of scraps!!!

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    You could apply elastice around the edges so the cover could be slipped on and off with out leaving any tack holes.

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    Yes, even those "thingies" these use to hold sheets on that go across the corners underneath Hubby and you did a great job

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    I used the method of sewing around a square then cutting a x to get the HST's, &used glue sticks to get the points to match. I was very disappointed in the red bleeding 'cause it's the fabric that I used on DFIL's memory quilt. I guess that I wont put a white binding on it.

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    Great idea....I think I'd use the elastic or sheet clips.

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    Very nice. The velcro is a great idea then you could take it off and wash it when necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennyswings1
    Very nice. The velcro is a great idea then you could take it off and wash it when necessary.
    I was thinking about cleaning. It already seems to collect dog & cat hair. :D
    I also just cringe at the thought of the holes that the tacks would create in my work, although I do think that the gold tacks are pretty.

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    i made a quilt for my ottoman to fit over the top.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...t=PB150016.jpg
    can't find pic in my computer, so view here.

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    Beautiful. Tacks would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i made a quilt for my ottoman to fit over the top.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...t=PB150016.jpg
    can't find pic in my computer, so view here.
    Oh; that's lovely!

    Your cat looks just like mine. :thumbup:

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    I like the tack too but would hate to see them in your top. I like the fitted one nativetexan made too. It is probably stapled down. Is that right nativetexan?

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    I love that idea. I have foot stool that was my grandmothers and it's in about the same shape. I have a stuffed frog sitting on top. I have never know what to do. I am going to have to add this to my list of to dos. Cant wait to see it finished.

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    Here's the link to the finished footstool!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-137480-1.htm#3693700

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    I like how you finished it!
    Very creative of you!
    Nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane
    I like how you finished it!
    Very creative of you!
    Nice job!
    Thank you so much!

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