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Thread: Unused IRR made into table topper

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    I was so indecisive with my International Round Robin center that I actually ended up making four. I made two into table toppers, one which I have kept and this one that is going to a friend. I didn't have the patience to hand stitch the binding so I did a double stitch. Thanks for taking a look at it.

    I was lazy and machine stitched the binding and did a double stitch.
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    I didn't have a matching batik for the backing, but I think this did okay.
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    Love it ! And how clever to be able to re-use an used start :lol: Does that make sense ?

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    Awesome job Ducky, great thinking. :D

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    Ooo, I like it!

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    Woohoo - smart thinking.

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    It's wonderful!! I just love it.
    What a great way to use your
    unfinished projects!! Good Job.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Ducks dearest, I loved that center and I love the topper even more. You are sending it to me, right! :mrgreen:

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    The middle square is floating!! Cool!

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    Very nice. I love it.

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    Looks great to me.

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    That's pretty. I'm glad you found away to use it even if it didn't make the cut as your center.

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    I loved it as a center, Ducky, and I love it even more as a Table Topper!!
    Great idea!!!

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    Thank you everyone for the nice comments. They're always nice to read. I'm sorta wishing I wouldn't have told this lady I was giving it to her so I could keep it myself. I'll just do another one.

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    Very nice. Am I the friend that's getting the other one???????????? Terri is gone, so someone has to be on the hunt for the goodies!!

    Ducky, how do you do the double stitch? Do you use a twin needle, or stitch two rows around? I'm usually partial to hand stitching the binding down, but I think that looks really nice.

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    Thanks, Esqmommy, I thought the double stitch looked kind of pretty, too. I do have a double needle, but I have never used it yet. I just did this one visually, which is easy using my 1/4" foot.

    Hey, it's good to know that someone is doing Terri's job while she's away! :lol: :lol:

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    Beautiful job Ducky and I love the backing you used, I think it worked great. Your indecisiveness paid off in the end. :wink: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Beautiful job Ducky and I love the backing you used, I think it worked great. Your indecisiveness paid off in the end. :wink: :D
    The indecisiveness may pay off in the end, but it drives my poor DH crazy. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    The colours and layout are beautiful. Great job

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    it's beautiful!

    i love the fabrics and i think the binding looks awesome.

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    Looks great!!!! You've inspired me to try a double stitch one day soon!

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    Thank you, KLue and KittyGram. The double stitch is just sewing in the ditch and another stitch running about 1/8" from the ditch. Easy schmeazy. I have double needles that I've never used.

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    Hey ducky!!
    Hi girl... I love batiks so your table topper is right up my alley. LOL! You did a great job on it too. Buddy pal of mine .... Oh it's not for me? Gee I thought ...... (JK"G)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Hey ducky!!
    Hi girl... I love batiks so your table topper is right up my alley. LOL! You did a great job on it too. Buddy pal of mine .... Oh it's not for me? Gee I thought ...... (JK"G)
    Red, I was thinking it would be cool to do that pattern and make either some of the squares or the background with the texturing material. It would make it 3D.

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