I’m descended from a long line of Scotch Irish save anything and everything cheapies. There. I said it. I’m cheap...except when it comes to fabric! Fabric for me is business, hobby, and all out obsession. Before we opened the store, The cheapie scott in me (the phrase...stepping over dollars to save pennies could apply at times) felt the need to justify my fabric purchases. Now I could put my self in therapy and try to figure out why I feel the need to justify/explain/ theorize about purchases...but there is a more more fun way to deal with it. Current fabric purchases are now referred to as “Future Emergency Gifts.” And pre-cuts (charms, fat quarters, jelly rolls...you get it. ) are perfect purchases for the last minute gift giving occasions that seem to creep up.
roughly 18” x 36”
One Charm pack or 32 5” squares
Backing: 3/4” yard of fabric
Batting: one 40” x 35”
Binding: 1/4 Yard
Start by removing the protective band around your charms. I know this hurts...cuz once you use the charm pack, it’s gone. :-( An excellent excuse to buy more. :-) Sew Two blocks that are four 5” charm squares across and four 5” charm squares down
new blocks. Notice how the corners don’t meet where the half square triangles are next to the plain squares? Don’t panic. We have a plan. Sew the two squares together. Viola! Instant Table runner that took between twenty minutes or two days depending on how many times your were interrupted.
purpose) applique flower buds and leaves, or sew some vintage buttons on! If you choose the yoyo or button option, I would wait until after it’s quilted. Another option...Use the embroidery stitches on your machine for
quilting in the ditch. If you choose the right stitch it will camouflage the seams.