Thursday, December 02, 2010

Sew SImple Starry Table-Runners are Finished!

I am sew pleased to report that I have finally completely finished my 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?

6 comments:

Karen said...

These look awesome - you did a beautiful job!

Hooked on Quilting said...

I'm one of those that are concerned that the GO! will eventually just sit because it might just be easier to rotary cut and I have lots of rulers.

I'd love a star to see just what this machine can do. Do you have the Studio model?

Gloria

Vicki W said...

They turned out great! I have a fabric that would be a perfect background for this project.

cathy said...

I love this. this would be great in red, white, and blue for a patriotic table runner for the 4th of July or one of the other patriotic holidays.

My Sweet Prairie said...

NICE! : )
~Monika in Saskatoon

Fiesta said...

Great idea!