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kage_enjeru
« on: March 20, 2013 09:17:32 PM »

So I have this pink oval table cloth I bought from the thrift store, and i want to turn it a big lounging pillow.  However it has a gathered trim, so it won't lay completely flat,   I'm wondering how I would create a pattern to use for the underside, without having to rip the seam of the gathering and re-sew it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013 02:03:39 AM »

I've read this several times, and I can't figure out what you're trying to do.
What do you mean by "duplicate pattern"?
Is the "gathered trim" a ruffle, and you want to use the ruffle on the pillow?

Or, wait, do you mean that you want to make the underside of the pillow the same size and shape as the table cloth, but out of a different fabric?  In that case, just what is the nature of the gathered trim?  Why is it in the way?

I think a picture would be worth a thousand words.
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kage_enjeru
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013 07:16:38 PM »

I've read this several times, and I can't figure out what you're trying to do.
What do you mean by "duplicate pattern"?
Is the "gathered trim" a ruffle, and you want to use the ruffle on the pillow?

Or, wait, do you mean that you want to make the underside of the pillow the same size and shape as the table cloth, but out of a different fabric?  In that case, just what is the nature of the gathered trim?  Why is it in the way?

I think a picture would be worth a thousand words.

I want to make an underside out of a different piece of fabric.  The trim around the edge is a gentle ruffle, much like those seen in valances and cotton curtains.  Its not really in the way, but it does make it difficult to lay the tablecloth completely flat.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013 12:25:02 AM »

If I was doing it. (I understand that the ruffle is an added bit of fabric.)  And if I wanted the ruffle to stay a ruffle, I'd lay the tablecloth down flat and take paper (newspaper probably) and make a template of the shape plus a bit for allowance. Taking in account if I want a zipper or just fill the thing and sew close. (Then I'd probably just over lock it together then hand sew it closed).
Fabric shape cut out? Then just sew it on the tablecloth where the seam is for the ruffle and tablecloth.
It would help to have a picture but I hope this helped something anyway.
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