yet another rainy day in the Valley. Not exactly what one hopes for in October. And the weather guy is making it sound like this will be an all week rain. That plus temps in the 50's, well...a good day to sew or bake cookies I say! I've been trying to decide what my next UFO to finish will be.
Back in Dec. of 2007, I posted a super simple utility table runner. It's made from very little fabric, and works up quickly. I've made alot of them over the 14 yesrs I had the directions. This one happens to be 14 yrs old. It only comes out at christmas to use under something or another. You can find the directions and pictures on my sidebar, down under labels. It will say A tutorial for a simple utility table runner.
This is the one I started along with the directions, so I could take you through it step by step.
By Dec. 7th, I had it to this stage. Square vs. rectangle(which is easy to do) and then I just "quit" with it. Its one of my bad habits. I'm not proud of it, but I do acknowledge that I have a tendency to "set things aside" at a certain point and have difficulty getting back to them. Well, it's high time I did!! I had made quite abit more of the stratas than I needed. So I decided to enlarge this square to become a runner for my coffee table. I made 12 more of the sub-sets you see in the middle picture and added them to the ends in the correct order *VBS* I'm now to the point I need to find something in the Christmas fabric drawer for a backing. The binding will be either the nuetral background color or the dark red, I haven't decided. Next time I show it, it will be finished *VBS* and that feels sooooo good!
*** In the picture of the parts not sewn together, what you are seeing is 8 sub units. Each unit is a rectange which you join to another, getting a square.
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