Inspired by an online tutorial by misouri star quilt co I've decided to make a small table runner - just to even out the work and effort in trying to get my huge king size through the machine!
I went to my local craft store the other day and bought a couple of Christmas fabric bundles and started cutting them up into 6 inch squares to make pinwheels. So far so good.
Start with some pretty christmassy fabric
|Cut them up into 6 inch blocks|
|Choose two to piece together (right sides together) and just sew a 1/4 inch right around by pivoting with needle down at the corners|
|Then cut them along the bias until you have 4 perfectly formed triangles for each square|
You then need to iron them out (choosing one colour to iron flat - I usually go with the dark), then piece those together to get your pinwheels!
So now I need to get some kind of lattice fabric and do a lattice to join them. I'm thinking something white with a slight print and then use one of my main colours for a border and binding. I think I've got enough fabric to do 2 or 3 so I guess some folks are getting Christmas table runners for presents!
This was lots of fun and a really easy project to get in to! It's always nice to do the quick and fast ones as it gives you the inspiration and encouragement to tackle something bigger! I can see that king size coming off the top of the wardrobe this weekend and being stuffed through my machine again!
I got a quote from a quilting shop for how much they'd charge me to do the quilting for me! £180. Can you believe it? No way. I'll manage it myself for that price. Tho it did make me wonder about investing in a long arm machine!