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« on: January 18, 2013 06:16:01 AM »



Pardon the cardboard boxes, my table just isn't that long. Cheesy My mom has been keeping these doilies in a bureau for years, inherited bits too precious for a crafter to throw away, but not that useful.

She does however use table runners a whole lot, so when I saw this pin I had to grab them.

The original project says she just tied them together, which seems a little unreliable to me, so I bought some wash-away interfacting, pinned everything to that, and just machined some seams in the middle of every intersection. Throwing it in the washer also removed all the stabilizer from the doilies, but it seems to dry flat enough after some ironing. Cheesy

I didn't quite get the charming, random look of the original, because the engineer in me went for filling in all uneven spaces to get a proper rectangle, but it might be good enough. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013 06:44:10 AM »

It is cute! I have seen the original pin, too, and been thinking of doing something like it.
Well done - those beauties should be seen.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013 07:09:38 AM »

Lovely, what a great idea.  I have a few mismatched doilies lying around and this would be a great way to bring them back into use.  The only use I could think of for them before was as fly covers for milk jugs or jam pots at tea.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013 05:53:00 PM »

I think it's perfectly charming!  I love seeing a real life execution of that pin.  It's beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013 07:29:23 PM »

I guess you caught the charm of the original. I really love that pin, it is in my list of to do things if i ever get around.
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