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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday Night Stitch In



Last night I managed to stitch this charm pack into a table runner.  I am going to use the template below to cut the runner up to make the squares into pin wheels.  The pattern below shows how to use the twister template tool to cut out the blocks and join them together again to achieve this.  On my last quilting camp one of my fellow quilters was making a quilt using this method so I have been interested in trying it out ever since, just had to buy the template which I found on line.  Thought I would start with a smaller project just in case I make a mess of it.   


The other project I started to work on was the cute owl pot holders in the bottom of the photo.  By the time I had cut out all the fabrics required, found some circles the right size for eyes and wings, traced and ironed them onto the fabric, it was getting quite late so decided to call it a night. I'm pretty happy with what I achieved. Thanks Heidi and Bobbi for hosting FNSI again.

9 comments:

  1. Looks like lots of stitching action at your FNSI.
    I'm looking forward to the transformation of the table runner - intrigued.

    Cute owls there.

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  2. Good! I like it! If you need more information at http://www.sobeautifulbag.com

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  3. That looks like a very clever ruler gadget. Loving the owls.

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  4. I will be interested to hear how your twister goes. I also bought one of those rulers online, but havent used it yet. I do have the squares ready for when I have a spare moment (haha - not likely for a bit). The owls look like they will be very cute.

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  5. Like Marilyn I am very curious to see how your ruler works.

    Your owls will look good.

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  6. I have seen those twisties - looking forward to seeing how yours works... the owls will be great
    Hugz

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  7. Looking forward to seeing the end result of both projects

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  8. Ditto what Marilyn said above. I have gathered fabric for a bed runner and I'm keen to try this technique. Look forward to seeing how yours goes.

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  9. Visiting from FNSI ... I thought it was finished and then read you are going to cut it up again and re-sew it. Never seen this done before but it is going to look amazing.

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