I have always liked creating things. I remember my mother sewing late in the night. I am one of nine children and mum would always be making new clothes, mending old ones or creating something that ...
I have always liked creating things. I remember my mother sewing late in the night. I am one of nine children and mum would always be making new clothes, mending old ones or creating something that was needed for school. I loved to watch her at the machine, an old singer treadle, and she would talk about the fabric. I learnt to sew on that old machine.
I love applique. The nuns who taught at my school insisted on the neatest most even stitches and I have carried their lessons with me and love hand applique the best. Watching the fabric pictures come to life is a joy.
Quilting came about from a picture on a quilting magazine that I thought was really beautiful and from that moment I was hooked. Here was a hobby that combined my love of fabric and sewing and the possibilities are truly endless!
Nothing could be easier to make than this appliqued table runner. It would really add to your home decorating for Thanksgiving or simply to welcome the Autumn with all those lovely warm colours. Combining the applique and quilting through free motion stitching make this a quick and easy project. Finish it in one weekend! The pattern has full sized applique templates already reversed ready for you to print out and lots of helpful hints.