Table Runner & Placemats

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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby MartySews2 on Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:19 pm

I think that it looks lovely as is. I don't quilt so cannot advise you on that.
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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby Debby215 on Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Smilie your placemats are pretty as is, I prefer no bias tape on the edges personally that is. I can't advise on the table runner, as the couple I have made I didnt even put the batting in at all, just being thrifty I suppose. Great job and colors on the placemats though! :applause:
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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby sewingmom on Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:10 am

I vote no bias tape. The placemats are pretty "as is". As for the batting? In everything that I used warm and natural in last year there was shrinkage but it inhanced the freemotion quilting that I did. I think I would pre shrink the batting first if I didn't want to loose any of the shaping and size of the runner. I think you have to quilt every 3 inches on the warm and natural.
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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby bridesmom on Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:19 am

I like them just the way they are! You could just stitch in the ditch and it would be fine, or stitch 1/4" away from the seam line, still would work just fine. Very classy looking!
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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby DorothyL on Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:49 am

I think your table would make anything taste good.

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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:16 am

I save the package for batting because it tells you somewhere on it how close (or far apart) you need to quilt for it to hold and not shift on you.
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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby samMg on Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:43 am

Bama wrote:A square table topper would be nice. You can tilt it diagonally across the table and each corner could be used like a placemat. I think it would still look fine if two corners hang over the table edge. OR.... make it diamond shaped to fit perfectly on the table. :think:


Nice idea :) I like square table topper :) I can imagine how it looks like :)
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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby bridesmom on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:05 pm

I like the square ones too. though I have a tutorial for a long one that I want to make. If I ever get off the computer!
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Re: Table Runner & Placemats

New postby susandf on Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:48 pm

Using fabrics from The Stash, the Destashification Table Runner was developed:
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Due to creativity trumping table width measuring, the runner is a bit wider than allows for place mats for those sitting along the long edges...

But, remaking it narrower was just not going to happen.

So, rather than try to squeeze place mats in, I purchased chargers. Square metallic gold ones were on clearance sale after the holidays - and they work great for "dressing up" the table. I also round rattan circular ones on 90% off sale (really, 90% off) which are used for more common meals.

The chargers are also smaller than place mats, so the table appears less crowded - even when seating 14!
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