by sllakin 23 Apr 2015

After seeing Carolyn's new method using you're mbroiderymachine to quilt, I showed her my table mat I made many years ago using an old method of machine quilting. This was shortly after I purchased a chep embroidery/sewing machine and only had a 4x4 hoop. I made traced a continuous line quilt design onto tissue paper and pinned it to my quilt "sandwich" and then lowered my feed dogs on the machine and followed the lines. Then had to tear carefully tear away the tissue paper and then do the binding. Made these for all three of my living room tables so when little ones came and wanted to run their little cars over the table tops, they would not scratchmy tables. Works very well and looks nice too!

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by justsew 26 Apr 2015

It has worked out great, thank you for showing us .
Hugs Pam.

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by katydid 25 Apr 2015

Wow! Looks great!

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by cfidl 25 Apr 2015

Excellent piece!

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sllakin by sllakin 25 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by toogie 24 Apr 2015

I love how we can be so creative, or inventive, when the need arises. I like your table covers and your quilting. I once used a simple flower/scrolls drawing on tissue paper, my daughter had drawn. I stitched it on navy satin, just enough for the top of an evening gown and a bag to match. If I can find a picture (and I don't forget) I will show you. I stitched it with iridescent thread on my regular machine before I got my first emb machine. Thanks for showing us this. I need to make one for a much larger table.

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sllakin by sllakin 24 Apr 2015

Thank you, toogie, for your nice comments! I look forward to seeing that lovely gown and bag with the using the drawn design - what a lovely keepsake to have!!

toogie by toogie 25 Apr 2015

I added it here in Projects. I kept the photos, not the dress and bag.

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by pennifold 24 Apr 2015

Well done, a great save! Love Chris

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sllakin by sllakin 24 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by lidiad 24 Apr 2015

A great result, love it!
Hugs, Lidia

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sllakin by sllakin 24 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by highlandermom 23 Apr 2015

This looks great.

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sllakin by sllakin 24 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by noah 23 Apr 2015

Awesome work my friend :):)Carolyn

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sllakin by sllakin 24 Apr 2015

Thank you for your nice comment, my friend!

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by shirley124 23 Apr 2015

This is very nice. Well done.

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sllakin by sllakin 24 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by lbrow 23 Apr 2015

You did well, they served their purpose . You still have themand they still look great. Kudos for you/Lillian

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sllakin by sllakin 23 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by sllakin 23 Apr 2015

I made these mats 9 years ago and I do not remember where I got the,eat design but you can go to Google and do a search forPantograph patterns or continuous line quilt patterns and I am sure you be able to find some sites to get something you like

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by sonjapotgieter 23 Apr 2015

Clever idea for table top!!!That's the way I do mine...Was looking at the Book Last night..Great to have!!!

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sllakin by sllakin 23 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by pldc 23 Apr 2015

yup that's how I do mine too. Great coaster too~hugs~

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sllakin by sllakin 23 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by pennyhal2 23 Apr 2015

I had forgotten the tissue paper techinque. I think I'll give it a try since I've started machine quilting. I love that little coaster too. Do you remember where you got the design from?

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sllakin by sllakin 23 Apr 2015

Thank you and I sent you a PM also.

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by 02kar Moderator 23 Apr 2015

That's a great idea. And so much quicker than hand quilting too.

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sllakin by sllakin 23 Apr 2015

Thank you!

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by decojo 23 Apr 2015

Terrific job! Joyce

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sllakin by sllakin 23 Apr 2015

Thank you for your nice comment.

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