Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
  Print view

How to finish an aida table cloth ?
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 1:03 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:47 am
Posts: 9885
Location: UK
Hi everyone :D

I am looking for suggestions on how to hem or otherwise an aida table cloth. I have nearly completed the stitching on my Papillon Quaker Game Board - was going to make it into a cushion cover but have decided instead to use it as a cloth for a coffee table which would seem appropriate as it could then be used as a game board.

The last table cloth I made (again Papillon, but Serendipity, I think there is a photo in my gallery) I just lined with some suitable fabric, which I will probably do for this project but I am all ears to any other suggestions.

_________________
mags

WIPs and soon to be starteds:
Heritage Tower Bridge
Heritage Westminster
Various Mabel designs
Christmas cards
Nutmeg box
Valerie Pfeiffer Trio


Top
 Profile View my images in The Crossstitch Gallery  
 

Re: How to finish an aida table cloth ?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:05 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:40 am
Posts: 2581
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota, USA
I was going to say just a hemstitch. But on evenweave, you take out a fabric strand where the fold meets the cloth. So I am not sure how that would work on aida since you can't pull out any of the backing cloth. Maybe machine edge instead of handstitch?

What if you straight stitch and then leave a fringe?
Or back it with fabric that you wrap around onto the front with a thin border to cover the edging?
I'm not really sure- I've never done anything like this before.

_________________
WIP
Maggie's Stitchery
La Mère Noel
Hardanger Projects


Top
 Profile View my images in The Crossstitch Gallery  
 

Re: How to finish an aida table cloth ?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:33 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:42 am
Posts: 4203
Or you could use 4-sided stitch. It's a bit time consuming but very pretty and definitely a firm edge to it. I can't find a decent tutorial for it online, but if you have Mary Hickmott's easing into hardanger, she has a good explanation. Otherwise, could try and write something out, though Mabel or Serinde woud be much better at explaining than me.

_________________
WIP
Rose Window
SQ Sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - pgs 1-3 complete
HAED Curl up with a Good Book
Around the World in 80 Stitches - pts 1-12 complete
Mabel's SOTW - Jan-June complete
HAED BB Sal


Top
 Profile  
 

Re: How to finish an aida table cloth ?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:46 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:24 am
Posts: 31581
Location: Gilroy, CA
I was going to suggest an edging stitch and then fringe the sides but Maggie already beat me to it. :D

_________________
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller


Top
 Profile View my images in The Crossstitch Gallery  
 

Re: How to finish an aida table cloth ?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:10 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:47 am
Posts: 9885
Location: UK
Thank you very much everyone for all the suggestions :D

I have wondered about fraying it but am a bit worried as it will obviously need washing from time to time. Yes, an edging stitch might help with that :thinks:
I have thought about machine stitching but I have a tendency to let the machine run away with me and is not as neat as it might be. Will try slowing down. :lol: :roll:
I like the idea about the lining coming round to the front to form an edging - not done that before.
Yes I have got Easing into Hardanger and wondered about the four sided stitch - has anyone tried it on aida ?

I think I am going to have to try a few of these on some spare fabric. :thinks:

_________________
mags

WIPs and soon to be starteds:
Heritage Tower Bridge
Heritage Westminster
Various Mabel designs
Christmas cards
Nutmeg box
Valerie Pfeiffer Trio


Top
 Profile View my images in The Crossstitch Gallery  
 

Re: How to finish an aida table cloth ?
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:30 am 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:05 pm
Posts: 24026
Location: Dunchurch, UK
I've tried four-sided edging on fairly stiff Hardanger fabric and that worked very well; it is rather labour-intensive though!

_________________
Visit Mabel's Fancies at www.mabelfigworthy.co.uk
WIPs
Treasure Trove, Join the Band
Designing
Round in Circles, St David's Day

Flights of Fancy (blog)
Photo album


Top
 Profile  
 

Re: How to finish an aida table cloth ?
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 9:10 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:47 am
Posts: 9885
Location: UK
Thanks Mabel, I am going to have a play with a spare piece of fabric. I have finished stitching the game board - just need to wash and press before I post a pic. :D

_________________
mags

WIPs and soon to be starteds:
Heritage Tower Bridge
Heritage Westminster
Various Mabel designs
Christmas cards
Nutmeg box
Valerie Pfeiffer Trio


Top
 Profile View my images in The Crossstitch Gallery  
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 



  Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: