Welcome to all the new viewers who are blog-hopping along with SewCalGal's Fall Themed Accuquilt Blog Hop!!! Thanks SewCalGal for another great hop! I hope that you like my project and Give-Away! But, you'll have to wait until the end to get to the give-away ;-) I hope that I can keep you entertained until then.
For my project I decided to do a simple Fall table-runner featuring a few Accuquilt Go! dies; but, if you don't yet have a die cutter this can still be cut out with a rotary cutter.
Ok - let's get Going!!
Approimate Fabric Amounts4 x 0.25 meter of fabric for the chisels
0.20 meter of a neutral fabric
0.15 meter of fabric for the first border
0.70 meter of the pumpkin fabric for the second border and binding
First let's start off with 4 x 0.25 meter cuts that will form your chisels. Place your fabrics right sides together (to get mirror image shapes) and cut two thicknesses of fabrics to get 4 chisels total - 2 of each mirror image. To cut, place the selvage edge along the outside of the long edge of the chisel die so that the length-wise grain runs perpendicular to the rollers.
Next grab your 3.5" square die - or cut these with a rotary cutter - and cut 8 x 3.5" squares of a neutral fabric. Also cut one square 6.5" of your neutral fabric using either your 6.5" square die or your rotary cutter.
Grab your new pumpkin die - or the Fall Medley die if you prefer something else - and cut 4 of the small pumpkins. I layered 4 layers all right sides up so that all of my pumpkin tops would be the same way.
Applique the pumpkins onto the 6.5" square in the layout shown - or choose your own layout. I used a 40 weight rayon thread in orange and used a blanket stitch to applique mine down.
Lay out your pieces as show on both sides of the applique. See how the mirror image chisels make a really nice braid effect?
Sew one square end of the chisels to the 3.5" squares. And, sew the other end of the chisels to the 6.5" square. Then, starting with a chisel without a 3.5" square attached, working outward, sew the chisels onto the 6.5" square one at a time, butting seams, until you get to the last of the 4 layers.
Using your 1.5" strip die cut 4 strips 1.5" by the width of fabric and add on the first border - start with the two long sides first and then add the points.
Cut 4 strips 3.5" by the width of fabric for the outer border and add those on in the same method as the first border .
Quilt as desired. I quilted a 1/4" in on the chisels, using a 40 weight rayon thread, top and bobbin, and then I quilted a dense pebble design in the cream squares for some dimension. I looked at my border fabric and tried to emulate the swirling pumpkin vine with my quilting in the border. I hope this close-up gives you a better idea of my quilting.
I bound the table-runner using the same fabric as my border print since I just loved it so much!
So what do you think? I think this is a quick and easy table-runner that would look good in any season of fabrics - Halloween, Christmas, Easter etc.
Now onto the GIVEAWAY!! How would you like to win a die-cut FABRIC kit for everything for the top and binding of this table-runner? NOW CLOSED
Yes, everything you see pictured there - ok NOT the Go! cutter - just the fabric LOL! All the fabric you'll need for your own fall table-runner. You just need to supply the sewing, thread, backing and batting.
Ok here's the fine print!
For one chance to win you can comment on this post. Tell me why you would love to win the kit or what you would do with the finished product.
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