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Friday, May 29, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage apron strings tabletopper

My finish this week and I love it on my glass top kitchen table.
This is the apron strings block from Farm Girl Vintage sew along.

If you are on instagram you have seen a lot of wonderful blocks from this sew along....
AND if you aren't on instagram.....why not??
Here is the back of the tabletopper with the quilting and before I added the binding.........
Here is the link Farm Girl Fridays schedule for the sew along that started May 1.
And go to Lori Holt's blog Bee in my Bonnet and check out all the fun!

Linking to crazymomquilts finish it up Friday
and also to Freemotion by the River Linky Tuesday

Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blue with stitched flower mug rug

 Here is a little tutorial of how I did this mug rug/small placemat...
I used 2½" squares and the right upper corner is 4½"...
 I used a larger piece of blue than 4½" and stamped a Hero Arts stamp CG134....
I used a fabric ink pad but I needed to see the lines better for stitching.....soooo....
I copied the stamp on vellum and taped the fabric on top and used a light under to see and
traced with a Frixion pen.  These pens are great...easy to write on fabric and the ink is erasable.
 I used a walking foot and the thread is varigated rainbow 838.  I used a shorter stitch (Bernina 1.5 to 1.8) following along the flower lines.  I did the flower first with the batting and then cut the square to 4½" and added to the rest of the blocks.  I then put a layer of batting under the whole thing (this corner has a double layer).  I trimmed some of the batting in the seam areas around the top corner.
I also trim my batting and backing AFTER I add the binding.
Here is the back using the wonder clips to hold while I hand tacked the binding.
I loved doing this project and this tute will help me if I want to make another one!!
so now.....let me know if you make one of these!

I will link to crazymomquilts finish it up Friday..
And to Freemotion by the River Linky Tuesday

Smiles and hugs....Caryl