I See Table Legs!

Every quilter looks at fabric differently.  Some see color, some see patten and some see possibilities!

When I started thinking about choosing fabrics for the next block of Civil War Bride, I wanted to do something really special for the table legs.  I searched high and low through my stash and this is what I found!  Do you see the table legs?

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First, I measured the width of the stripe I wanted to use.

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Then I measured the pattern.  Pretty close!

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So I cut the freezer paper templates out and placed them very carefully on the wrong side of the fabric.

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Since I will be using one of Karen Kay Buckley’s “Perfect Circles” for the round part, I am just cutting straight pieces for the legs.

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Here are the legs.

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Moving right along to the table cloth!  This is how I traced the tablecloth.  First I traced just half of the pattern on the freezer paper.

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I folded it in half and cut along the line.  Call me crazy, but I like when both halves of a pattern are exactly the same!

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Next, I ironed the pattern on the back of the fabric making sure that the pattern was centered.  I wanted the red stripes to be at each end of the table.

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…and here we go!  There is still a piece that goes under the tablecloth, I just have to choose a matching fabric!

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Til next time….

Kerry

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14 thoughts on “I See Table Legs!

  1. Kerry — Your work is so inspirational! I’m also making CWB, and seem to be encountering “quilters block” in terms of some fabric selection. Watching you see the possibilities fabric presents is really encouraging and helpful! Thanks!

    • You are welcome. I know what you are talking about. “Quilters block” comes in many forms. I am on my last row of CWB and am choosing fabrics that will keep “the look” the same as all the other blocks. It is hard!

  2. Hi Kerry! I’m a new reader and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog! Your quilts are just gorgeous and I love to pop in to see what you’ve been up to 🙂

  3. I’m really enjoying your blog! I was so excited when you chose the exact same table legs. My family rolls their eyes at me too. 🙂 just keep sewing!!

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