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I have made an appliqued and quilted pillow as a Mother's Day present and a quilted highchair seat cushion in the Tumbling Blocks pattern; I don't think that makes me a quilter, but I have always loved quilts. The fabric, design and workmanship in an old quilt is inspiring. It didn't take much for me to turn to a quilting book to find a design for my table. I ended up using a 16-point Mariner's Star pattern. The north-south points are one china pattern, the east-west points are another, and the NE, NW, SE and SW points are "Grandma's dishes," with another pattern making up the remaining points. I used a pencil, ruler and compass to draw out the design on the plywood. I ended up erasing a fair number of lines and simplifying as I went along. Where a person can be quite precise with a piece of fabric and a sharp scissors, china and a tile cutter come up a bit short!

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