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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Scrap Table Runner and Table Square

I still have some leftover squares that I already had cut out from making my scrap quilt that I recently made. I kept thinking what can I make, what can I make.
 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

11 comments:

  1. Wow..I love you tube.
    Beautiful friend.
    Hugs

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  2. It turned out great! I know it can be frustrating when things don't line up, but we like imperfections, remember. I have a quilt of my great grandmother's and it is not perfect either. She sewed MANY blankets in her lifetime from baby blankets to quilts.

    Have a blessed day!
    Jessica

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  3. Thank you for sharing the idea of the table runner! I was sent a bag of quilt squares that my precious Maw Maw cut out in the 60's and I had no clue on how to use them. Now I do!

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  4. I love the way you put your colors together Lecia! Being able to stiple would be so cool. I always thought the binding was the hardest part of a quilt. Used to love watching the quilt shows-Youtube is great for tutorials. Enjoy! ~*~Lisa

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  5. Nice job...I could watch a hundred you tube videos and still not be able to do that! LOL
    Be blessed,
    Cindi

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  6. Great use of leftover squares. The runner ans square are really pretty. You Tube is very helpful. I am new to quilting also, and any help is welcome, lol!

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  7. Wow...what a great job and the colors are wonderful together.
    My niece just made a quilt for her mother for their queen size be with the same pattern.
    Blessings
    Karen

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  8. Fabulous! Isn't YouTube a great resource? Anything you want to learn how to do, there it is. I'll have to check out the Missouri Star Quilt Co. feed, thanks for the link!

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  9. These are so beautiful Lecia.

    With the weather turning cooler my thoughts are turning toward creating.

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