Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This Week's Projects

Here is what I have been up to this week.....Table runner and mug rugs.

1 gift exchange item off the list!! yeah.   I have viewed a few tutorials on quilt as you go strip piecing and I have never tried it.  Well, I have to say super easy and really quick.  I will have to try bigger strips next time and do some edge to edge FMQ patterns horizontally on the strips.

 I made some random strip widths, and cut some up, repieced and then trimmed.
 Sewed strips to backing and batting all in one.

 Ta Da, the finished runner and mug rugs.  I used my decorative stitches on my machine for fast quilting but this could easily been free motion quilted

.  I am on a super time crunch for my holiday sewing and am pretty happy with the results.  Completed in a few hours.  Hardest thing was getting the bias binding on those circles.  I bought a set of round templates (thick like rulers) for a project and never used them, while rummaging though my stuff to find the small square ruler I ran across the rounds and I think it is a perfect shape for the linear piecing.  The solid is the back...
This is a good stash buster and I have a family member that loves, loves. love 4th of July.

On last weeks post I listed 10 free tutorials for great holiday gifts and this was one of them, if you are like me and need some ideas check it out.   Happy Sewing....K

As far as my UFO's they are down to hand sewing in the evening, binding and hand applique on the scallops for Fantasy Flowers.   About halfway done.  Linking up with Leah Day at UFO Sunday, Free Motion Quilting Project.  Of course I do have others that will wait until Spring when I have more free time.     Happy Sewing....K


  1. Love the table runner and mug rugs. Great gifts and I love that they're such great stash busters!

    1. Most of my gift list will be stash busters, I need to get through some of my stash so in spring I can buy more. I am intrigued by the modern quilting trend and the amount of white that is being used in them and want to explore with new fabrics.