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    Quilted Mantel Scarf-Who Knew?

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    Boy, when I think of the things I do not know; it's staggering. The first time I ever spyed a "mantel scarf" was the other day. Not the pretty one above, but one in general. The reason it caught my eye is because we are getting together a new living dwelling and we have a thrifted piece of furniture (not even sure what to call the thing); it has two shelves, a set of drawers, and beneath the drawers is an enclosed cabinet. Anywho, from Pinterest I saw some shelves that had the edges decorated and thought they were so pretty. Then, while here at the local library I found a book, "Quilts For Mantels & More". By jove I decided quilted mantel covers would be another way to practice my quilting and display my wares at home (seems everything else in my head is going to be given away and I shall never see them again, LOL).

    Anywho, so I'm ISO a lovely pattern to do my mantel quilts and saw the one above. Isn't it darling? I did find a pattern and it is not overly expensive ($3.29). Being the "thrifty" person I am and after all the reading I have been doing over the last three weeks about quilting even my neophyte eye tells me that I should not need to purchase a pattern to accomplish this. Or, am I off base, yaw'll?
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    I'd think you could make your own pattern. You'll need to measure the shelf anyway to determine the size of the scarf. It's very pretty! Are you going to make it Christmas colored, something to match the room, or one for each season?

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      #3
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      The only thing I'd want to see a pattern for is batting. I'm wondering how on earth it's kept from being too thick to fold over flatly on the seams. I'm wondering if it doesn't use batting, or maybe something thinner than regular quilt batting?

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        Hello StarLover,

        Yup, I do have to measure. I love red/white. So I am wanting red/white to go with my kitchen accessories. Before seeing the quilted mantel scarf I was thinking of a plain ole red/white gingham (I am imagination starved I admit). But now that I've seen this project, I still want red/white but it may or may not be gingham. It is not a project I'll tacked within a month or two so I have time to think about it and see what else I spy. Then too, when I go to purchase fabric who knows what will be available that may catch my eye beside gingham.

        Pssst, I don't know WHAT it is about gingham but about last six months or so I've been fixating on it, LOL. I want; no will, make me a 1950s style gingham dress to wear around our budding farm. It just seems so, so "farmy" if you will.
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          Seems I read somewhere that flannel would be a good choice. Or, of course, no batting at all. Truly, I will bat it though.

          Originally posted by starlover View Post
          The only thing I'd want to see a pattern for is batting. I'm wondering how on earth it's kept from being too thick to fold over flatly on the seams. I'm wondering if it doesn't use batting, or maybe something thinner than regular quilt batting?
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            #6
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            I love it! I wonder what batting you would use also, maybe just flannel?
            Thank you,

            Ginny K

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              #7
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              Where did you find the pattern for the one above?
              Thank you,

              Ginny K

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                #8
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                Here you go, Ginny: http://www.e-patternscentral.com/det...&source=EPOTDE
                Originally posted by GinnyKNC View Post
                Where did you find the pattern for the one above?
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                  That is so cute and I never would have thought of that. I just looked them up and found a few patterns. They do use batting . They call for warm and natural or a thin batting. I didn't look through the whole directions but I have to assume that it is done where there isn't any batting at the fold somehow...maybe?
                  Another on my to do list.
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                    I've always loved gingham too lyric. A red and white gingham dress has been one I've wanted for quite a while. Too many quilts on my to do list to add any clothing though!

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                      Hello Starlover:

                      Thank you for saying that. Though I am determined to make the dress it feels good to know somebody else appreciates it. A brother in my congregation has a green/white gingham dress shirt and here I go . . . who know I'd like it. It seems there is not a gingham I do not like. I have some yellow/white that I am going to make this out of rockabilly shirt.jpg, upper right view (short sleeve with front pocket).

                      Originally posted by starlover View Post
                      I've always loved gingham too lyric. A red and white gingham dress has been one I've wanted for quite a while. Too many quilts on my to do list to add any clothing though!
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                        Originally posted by lyric View Post
                        Seems I read somewhere that flannel would be a good choice. Or, of course, no batting at all. Truly, I will bat it though.
                        I would use an old towel or flanell for batting. Gingham is very common here in Luxembourg for farmkitchen acessories and such, as well as for aprons.
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                          #13
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                          I bit. Just purchased the pattern. It is 48" x 24". Will be fun trying to get it to fit my specs, LOL.

                          Good idea, Michele, I didn't think of towels.
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