Sew Simple Starry Table-Runners! They are completely finished and even bound ~ so that is one more thing I can tick off my Christmas to do list! After looking at all the corners to turn in the stars I decided not to do a zig-zag stitch around each of them but rather just free-motion quilt and applique, 1/16" inside the applique, at the same time and travel and use a meaner with loops to travel around and between the stars. I LOVED this effect a lot and it made the applique sooo much easier than doing a zig-zag. Since there is fusible behind the stars I'm not worried about them fraying or anything like that.
Since I bought 6" strips of the gold and silver fabrics I had a 2" strip left over from each of them so I decided to cut them into 20" segments and use them for a scrappy binding. Then I put on a gold rayon thread ~ my fav ~ and used the herringbone stick to machine finish the binding. It really adds a bit more bling to the project. I just loved the effect and I loved not having the little strips left in my stash ;)
This was such an easy project to do by using the star die on my Go! cutter. I can honestly say that I really don't think I would have finished this project had I traced and cut these out manually. I can see me getting to the tenth star and giving up! I actually have a hand-full of stars left-over from this project! Maybe I'll make one of these for myself ;) OR if you've been debating whether or not to buy one of these machines and would like to see the quality of the cuts feel free to leave me a message here and I'll send you a message to get your contact info and send you a few stars.
How are your holiday projects coming along? More to do or are you all finished?