I don't know if you are familiar with "You Tube" or not, but you can pretty much learn anything you
want to by watching their videos. I am a hairdresser too, so I am always looking at new haircuts and styles, it is kinda like setting at home watching a hair show.
If you have never watched any of the "You Tube" videos on tutorials for the "Missouri Star Quilt Co.", you just have too. Jenny has so many tutorials on all of these short cuts to quilting and how to make different quilt blocks. I was watching her tutorial on making a zig zag table runner and decided that I would make one to use up some of my leftover squares, plus I thought this will match my quilt. Here is a link to that tutorial Missouri Star Quilt Co. zigzag table runner tutorial
I also made a table square and made it using the disappearing four patch technique, you can also find that tutorial on the tutorials by Missouri Star Quilt Co. Disappearing Four Patch tutorial
I quilted both the runner and square using the stitch in the ditch technique, I want to get a special presser foot so that I can to the stipple pattern.
I have a hard time with the binding, but watched a tutorial on it also, see I am learning all sorts of things. But I machine binded the table square this time. The next time I will hand stitch the back, I think that is much neater.
I try my best to be perfect with my quilting but I am not, I guess that comes with practice. No matter how hard I try it always seems like I have some squares that don't come out even, but I know I will improve with practice.
Now for some photo's of my runner and table square.
|I made my runner long 59", but you can make it any size|
|Backing of the ZigZag table runner|
|Close up of the Disappearing Four Patch pattern|
|Back of the table Square|