I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Two happy jack-o-lanterns announce the harvest season in this easy-to-stitch table runner. The pattern includes directions for a set of four coordinating placemats.
The pumpkins are easy to piece and the appliques are fused in place for speedy assembly. The raw edges are finished with machine blanket stitching for durability and added visual effect.
If you are new quilting, this is an easy pattern to practice basic rotary cutting and piecing skills and to learn how to do fusible applique.
Yardage is given separately for the table runner and for a set of four matching placemats.