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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Holiday
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What was your source for this quilting project? Improvisational

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What materials did you use? Cotton Calico Fabric

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What are you most proud of? I designed this myself. Instructions This is my own design for a St. Patrick's Day table runner. Materials needed: 1/2 yard background fabric (1 yard if using the same fabric for backing) 3/8 yard design fabric 1/2 yard backing fabric (eliminate if using background fabric for backing) 1/4 yard binding fabric 3/8 yard fusible webbing 17 X 45 piece of batting Cotton machine quilting thread for appliqué & sewing Transparent thread for quilting design I enlarged the Celtic knot design from a picture of it by grafting it on 1 inch graft paper. It is measures 11.5 X 11.5 inches. I pinned the design paper on the fabric. I used a rotary cutter and ruler to cut the straight edges. Cut 3 of the design. I finished cutting out the design with scissors. Pin the designs to the backing fabric by spacing them evenly on the background fabric. I fused the design to the background fabric to stabilize it for the appliqué stitching. The background fabric measures 16.5 X 44 (WOF) for a table runner. After I appliquéd the design to the backing fabric with a matching quilting thread, I pinned the batting between the backing and top. I used a ruler and rotary cutter to square up the edges. I used transparent thread to quilt around the design. To quilt the background fabric around the design, I drew a 3 leaf clover on quilting paper. I stitched a clover in each corner around the design. I cut 3 stripes 2 1/4 inches X WOF and sewed them together for the binding. I folded it in half and stitched it to the top of the table runner. I hand stitched the binding to the backing fabric. I also made a wall hanging or candle mat using only 1 design. By changing the fabric selection, the design could be used for Valentine's Day as well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Test the applique stitch width before you start on a scrap piece of fabric. The applique stitching should outline the design and finish the edges of the fabric. The color contrasting is the key to making the design POP on the background fabric.

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I love the look, but am a little baffled. Is the knot all one piece of fabric or is it made of strips that are interwoven? If anyone has made this or a similar knot, please advise.

09/22/2014 Flag

The knot is all one piece of fabric. The applique stitching makes it look like it is pieced. Click on the third photo to see the template used for the knot.

09/26/2014 Flag

Where is the pattern

10/05/2014 Flag

The instructions posted in "what you are proud of" describe how to make the template for the knot. To view a closeup of the template, click on the third photo.

10/10/2014 Flag

hi again just like seeing looking at this good job good ideas great ty for sharing and all yr time hugs gbu

10/17/2014 Flag

Very nicely done!

11/03/2014 Flag

What an intricate design. Have read your instructions but do not understand why you cut 3 of the designs. It all looks like one piece to me.

01/25/2015 Flag

I appliqued 3 of the designs on the table runner. The photo only shows one.

01/30/2015 Flag