By Sherri McConnell
Bring the home made culture domestic with those captivating quilts and residential add-ons. encouraged via a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her family members, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell supplies conventional styles like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a brand new glance that includes materials through a few of today’s most well-liked designers. 19 comfortable initiatives contain pillows, tote luggage, desk runners, and bigger quilts—quick and simple designs that make nice gifts.
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Sew the 31/2˝ × 40˝ outer border strips together to make a long strip. Cut 2 strips 461/2˝ long. Sew the strips to the long edges of the runner. Press the seams toward the outer borders. 5. Layer the backing, batting, and runner top. Quilt as desired. Bind the edges (see Binding, pages 76 and 77). 30 A Quilting Life Runner assembly Pieced by Sherri McConnell and quilted by Gail Begay Fabric collection: Curio by Basic Grey for Moda Picture Windows Table Topper Finished block: 4˝ × 4˝ • Finished table topper: 24˝ × 24˝ This table topper was constructed using a mini Charm Pack— a collection of 42 small 21/2˝ squares.
Multiply the number of strips by the width of strips you want to cut, usually 11/2˝. The result is how many inches of fabric you’ll need. 5. Sew the red 11/2˝ × 42˝ border strips together and cut into 2 strips 11/2˝ × 741/2˝ for the sides and 2 strips 11/2˝ × 641/2˝ for the top and bottom. Press the strips in half, wrong sides together, to make the peek borders (the strips will now measure 3/4˝ wide). Aligning the raw edges, sew the longer strips to the sides of the quilt with a 1/8˝ seam. Align raw edges and sew the shorter strips to the top and bottom of the quilt, also with a 1/8˝ seam.
Make 4. • Cut 2 strips 2˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 2 strips 2˝ × 161/2˝ and 2 strips 2˝ × 191/2˝ for inner borders. Floral print fabric: • Cut 3 strips 3˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 2 strips 3˝ × 191/2˝ and 2 strips 3˝ × 241/2˝ for outer borders. Binding fabric: • Cut 3 strips 21/4˝ × width of fabric. Make 4. 3. Sew the sashing rows and Four-Patch rows together; sew a sashing row to the top and bottom. Press the seams toward the sashing rows. 4. Sew the 2˝ × 161/2˝ inner border strips to the left and right sides of the table topper.