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Traditional Southern Filet patterns?
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Dec 11, 2017 22:13:43   #
My niece is getting married in June and I would like to crochet her a table runner as a wedding gift. Her mother tells me her tastes run toward the traditional. They live in Georgia. Does anyone out there know of any traditional Georgia (USA) filet patterns? I'm not even sure if such a thing exists, but I think it would be a real treat it they did and I could make her one. Thanks for any help.
Dec 11, 2017 22:38:05   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
Do a lot of couples now use table runners and/or placemats? I think I would make some nice filet crochet trimmed pillowcases or towels trimmed with crochet. They seem more useful. Do you know if they will have a round or rectangular table? There are also some nice patterns for small gift bags for the bridesmaids. As far as Southern, you can always find the traditional pineapple patterns, peacocks, or florals. Google filet crochet and check the images tab.
Dec 11, 2017 22:42:31   #
I was in a home last week that had 2 large and shiney mahogany tables. Each had a tapestry table runner. I thought they were beautiful and elegant.
Dec 11, 2017 23:17:50   #
Becca (a regular here)
Ask her before you make anything. Your niece may not want a crocheted table runner.
Dec 12, 2017 00:35:04   #
gr8 (a regular here)
If you go to <> you can select crochet patterns and select the decade in their. Today I notice the oldest patterns are from the 1930's but sometimes they are older. I really do not know what the motif common to the south would be, but these older patterns are available. I'm sure there are some on Ebay, too.
Dec 12, 2017 00:48:39   #
klrober (a regular here)
Becca wrote:
Ask her before you make anything. Your niece may not want a crocheted table runner.

I have to agree...with 3 daughters none would have that in their homes but I sure would!
Dec 12, 2017 07:27:58   #
Momto8 (a regular here)
How about one with her new last name crocheted into the pattern?
Dec 12, 2017 10:13:20   #
I'm surprised by the comments that some have made about placemats and table runners not being used by many. Guess that shows how old I am. I'm crocheting two table runners for my equally old best friend for Christmas. At least I'm sure she will like them. 😉
Dec 12, 2017 13:02:27   #
I think filet crochet is extremely elegant, and no, not for everyday use. But a wonderful family heirloom. A treasure, to be brought out on special occasions, and to kept forever.

Dec 12, 2017 14:49:55   #
Check out Antique Pattern Library - I believe it's antiquepatternlibrary.Org It's an ongoing project where people scan antique patterns that are in public domain and post them online for free. I know they have quite a few filet crochet pattern books scanned. (also many, many other interesting and unusual items)
Dec 12, 2017 19:45:34   #
Wow - thank you all for such quick and varied responses! Will definitely check out the Antique Pattern Library (thanks Alittlequirrely). My sister-in-law seemed to think her daughter would appreciate the runner, but I appreciate the idea of asking first - a lot of work if it would just sit in her closet, or worse, be thrown out! The crochet edged pillowcases is a really lovely idea and I might use that for another special gift. Thanks again, everyone! :-)
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