Here is what we are making:
We are actually making two items, the table runner shown above,
(approx 32" X 22")
and this small candle mat (or trivet) shown below.
(approx 11" X 15")
Why make two items?
The little candle mat/trivet is for you to be able to make something quickly, and learn that this isn't so hard after all.
Then, we'll tackle the larger table runner. It will be easy too!
Here is what you need for this project:
Self Healing Cutting Mat
Gridded quilting ruler
Seam Ripper (don't think you'll need it, huh? Buy one anyway :0)
For your sewing machine...1/4" foot and walking foot
(if you don't understand any of the above, look on the right in the side bar for the related topic)
Brand new sewing machine needle
2/3 yard of coordinating fabric for the borders
1 yard of coordinating fabric for the backs
2 pieces of batting slightly larger than each finished quilt
A few notes....
- Your sewing machine needle needs to be changed about every project. A universal needle is fine for this project.
- Any charm pack will work. You can GO HERE for a nice selection.
- Batting can be confusing because there is so much out there. And each person is different! For this project just use something thin (or low-loft). I use Warm and Natural 100% cotton, but fleece will even work great for this project.
- Thread is another very debated subject. Don't worry about it too much here at the beginning. You can use one kind for piecing and another for quilting, or use the same. Gutermann is my favorite, but not always available. If all you can get at your local "W" store is Coats and Clark get the heavier dual duty kind.
We will begin Monday, let me know what charm packs that you will be using. It will be fun to see the variety!