Friday April 29, 2022

Hi all,
I have been sewing this week! How about you? Don't tell me you've been gardening!

Remember the Woven T-Shirt pattern I showed you last week?

Well, I've made a few more. Including a long sleeve, open neck version using HENRI'S CAT from Alexander Henry ;) I'll wear my flowers, thank you!

Verdun Woven T-Shirt Pattern, versatile basic! Click here.

I also made a table runner and placemats set. They go with the new plates Randy & I bought on our trip to the Grand Canyon this winter.

They turned out really neat! We enjoy them every night. Quite a bang for the buck!

I started with a pattern which uses the "waste" from the placemats to create a coordinating runner. Smart!

Click here to see BREADCRUMBS from Canuck Quilter Designs.

I like this pattern. Lynn's set made with BATIKS, has been on display in the store. Maybe you've seen them, and even bought the pattern.

You know me. I love picking out fabrics!

I started with a dark print, and added a warm medium print for contrast, both from STILETTO. Then I used a fun novelty print from PARIS NOIR for the back. They are totally reversible.

Because the placemats will be used and washed often, I decided to preshrink all the fabric.

After piecing and quilting, I stitched the binding to the front, then machine stitched in the ditch from the front, catching the binding on the back.

I took extra care to be sure everything was pressed flat and secured evenly with glue.

Used the Easy Press Pen to press the binding, kept it very flat and gave me a nice clean "ditch" to stitch in.

Small dots of Seam Align Glue flowed easily from the needle applicator and basted the binding in place for precision stitching.

Acorn Precision Piecing STARTER SET has Easy Press liquid, Pen & Seam Align Glue with Needle applicator.

The binding is pressed flat and basted in place for stitching. The stitching on the back will be neat and even.

Mitered corners pinned with care.

I am so excited to have these done! They really set off our new plates, which are reproductions of those made especially for the Santa Fe RR dining cars. Perfect for life in Newton. ;)

Even though the runner and placemats were small enough to quilt on my own, I was pretty busy, so I let Rita quilt them on the longarm.
They look great!

Click here to order the pattern, or dig it out of your stash and get them made.

Then, take advantage of this special long-arm machine quilting offer!

SUMMER QUILTING SPECIAL - 1 Runner/ 4 Placemats only $40
  • 1 Table Runner
  • plus 4 Placemats (check out BREADCRUMBS)
  • with a maximum combined size of 30 x 50 inches
  • can be quilted with any one of 4 different quilting patterns
  • for just $40!
Take advantage of this special deal available for a limited time!

Our normal minimum charge for quilting is $60. $40 IS A SWEET DEAL!

Placemats & runners make great wedding gifts, hostess gifts, & house-warming presents. But really, a fresh set on your own dinner table is a true delight. Randy & I enjoy them every evening. ;)

If you fee like quilting on your own, make quick work of the basting with a good temporary spray adhesive.

SULKY'S KK2000 or 505 SPRAY & FIX TEMPORARY SPRAY ADHESIVE are both available in the store.  (ORMD products need special attention to mail.  Please phone the store to order. 316-284-2547)

Or choose a fusible batting! Hobbs' 80/20 is available as a FUSIBLE.

Hobbs' FUSIBLE 80/20 batting is perfect. This cotton/poly batting has a fusible built right in and makes quick work of basting small projects too. Click here for a crib size batt that is suitable for placemats & runners.

You can even QUILT AS YOU GO with a pre-printed 80/20 BATTING.

Available in several styles from June Tailor, you can make runners, placemats, mug mats and more.

Not all pieced projects need batting.

Working together, Lynn, Rita & I also finished a quilted TABLECLOTH with no batting.

Lynn & I pieced using a stack of 10" squares and coordinating border stripe, FRESH FROM THE GROVE.

Rita quilted it, backing with super soft 60" wide COTTON ROCK POOL TOWELING from Moda, which I did pre-shrink. (There was little shrinkage.)

We opted for no batting. I "faced" it by stitching the green strip to the back and pulling it completely to the front before edge stitching.

The green facing does not show on the grey back.

60" wide toweling on the back makes the perfect tablecloth, picnic throw or beach blanket.

Changing the subject a bit, did you know, Charlotte's Sew Natural is the featured quilt shop this week on Rob Appel's Makin' It Fun with Michael Miller!?

Rob stopped by to show us NEW FABRIC from Michael Miller Fabrics. After a few hours talking FABRIC, we brought out the cameras and had more fun!. ;)

We showed you the video that Kirsten & I made back then. If you missed it earlier, click now.

Now we get to see Rob's video! Thank you Rob for sharing Charlotte's Sew Natural with the world!

Today at 1 pm - SALE on Facebook Live

Click here and tune in at 1 pm today, FRIDAY, to see your exclusive BARGAINS! I said that right! These are BARGAINS just for YOU!

Give us a try! We sell fabric at waaaaay below "retail" once a week, at this time only!

To accomodate anyone who was busy the rest of the week! LOL We'll be here!

Have a great weekend,

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