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    Tablecloth dilema


    Morning everyone!
    I have a question regarding using a lightweight fusible interfacing on a pieced tablecloth. This is not going to be heavily quilted and is not going to be bound...just a stitch the backing to the front and then turn it right side out. I think batting would be too heavy for this method.

    Your opinions are most welcome! Thanks
    Peggiep
    "I don't need to get organized, I just need a bigger sewing room." :)

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    How often will it be laundered? I hesitate using fusibles on something that may be in the washing machine quite often. After a while (with drying, etc.) the fusible will become brittle and break away . . . maybe someone has more experience with some of the newer fusibles and will pop in . . .
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
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      Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
      How often will it be laundered? I hesitate using fusibles on something that may be in the washing machine quite often. After a while (with drying, etc.) the fusible will become brittle and break away . . . maybe someone has more experience with some of the newer fusibles and will pop in . . .
      Thanks for that tip...I hadn't thought of launderin. What if I just use the backing and the top, with nothing in between? Or should I just be traditional and use lightweight batting?
      Peggiep
      "I don't need to get organized, I just need a bigger sewing room." :)

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        #4
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        You could use flannel. That's pretty lightweight.
        🌺 Lorie

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          #5
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          I just use a front and back since all I'm trying to do is hide the seams from where I pieced the top. Then I tack it every so often just so the two pieces don't start going wonky. If it's for an outside table I add pockets on the bottom side in case I need to add some weight (like rocks) to combat the wind.
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            #6
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            Good idea about the pockets Laura!
            🌺 Lorie

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              #7
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              Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
              Good idea about the pockets Laura!
              I agree! But I don't need the pockets since it is an "inside tablecloth". Laura, I think your suggestion will work. I will try it and see. Thanks to all for your solutions.
              Peggiep
              "I don't need to get organized, I just need a bigger sewing room." :)

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                why did we lose that darn LIKE button?????......LIKE all replies above....
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                  #9
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                  The flannel is a great idea and the pocket idea is inspired!

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                    This is my personal like button.
                    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                      Sandy -- love your "like button".
                      Peggiep
                      "I don't need to get organized, I just need a bigger sewing room." :)

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                        #12
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                        Make sure you can't see through you backing fabric.

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                          #13
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                          I'd be a fan of the flannel. It would give a bit of extra protection to the table top too. (From the gal with a big glass insert on her dining table.)
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                          and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by toggpine View Post
                            I'd be a fan of the flannel. It would give a bit of extra protection to the table top too. (From the gal with a big glass insert on her dining table.)
                            I know what you mean about the glass ring! I have those on my coffee table and now I have a runner on it! I am going to experiment and do one with flannel and one with just a backing. If one method doesn't work, I know for next time...lol
                            Peggiep
                            "I don't need to get organized, I just need a bigger sewing room." :)

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                              Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
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                              I "LIKE" your LIKE button.
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