This month the project for my sewing group was a table runner using this tutorial: Quilted Table Runner Tutorial. With the forth of July coming up, I decided on a patriotic theme for mine. This was my first attempt at anything quilted, and I love the way it turned out!
|It's 6 feet long by 15 inches wide and goes perfectly on our bar.|
There was a lot of cutting in this project and I would not even have attempted it without my Gingher Rotary Cutter! I love that thing! Even so it still took me over two hours to cut all my material. I think like chefs have a prep cook, I need a prep cutter!
With 14 feet of binding going on this table runner, there was no way I was going to hand sew it, so I got lots of practice machine sewing bias tape, and creating square corners (versus rounded, which I think might be a little easier.). I ended up creating a tutorial for sewing bias too: How to Machine Sew Bias Tape.
Total Cost: $29 -- I bought every thing at Jo-Ann's either on sale or with a coupon and I have tons of material and thread left over. I am planning to make a dress for one of my girls and a rag wreath with the leftovers.
Time to Complete: 7 hours
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