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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Holiday, Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton quilting fabric, polyester batting

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What are you most proud of? I like this table runner idea much better for these blocks than a quilt. A full quilt would not have been my style at all with these blocks, given the Holiday theme. I think the runners look good, and I can't wait to display them. I also think they'd make really fun,festive wall hangings.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Mother the necessity of invention? In his case, it was lack of commitment and change of heart! Don't be afraid to think outside of the box. Don't beat yourself up too much [like I did] about not completing a project, just find another way to use what you do have. Quilting should always be fun, and never a "chore". Okay, enough scolding. Enjoy! :-)

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Good idea, you will get more use out of the BOM this way than if you made them into a quilt that is likely to be stuffed into a cupboard and never see the light of day. Love the quilting , your style really complements the blocks.

11/14/2012 Flag
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Thanks!

11/15/2012 Flag

These are wonderful Quit Dude! They'd make great gifts too. Well done.

11/14/2012 Flag

I actually did think about possibly giving these away... but I like them too much, so I may just be stingy with these and keep them. LOL

11/15/2012 Flag

Table runners are a great way to use your blocks without going to the big effort of a quilt and are a wonderful way to experiment with quilt patterns. These are really fun!

11/14/2012 Flag

Thank you, Darns. I do like these runners. I already put one on my dining room table!

11/15/2012 Flag

Great idea to use your Christmas themed blocks for table runners, but go ahead and try the curved piecing. It's not as hard as it looks, and when you're done you can really be proud of your accomplishment.

11/15/2012 Flag

Thanks for the encouragement, Mesmerize. I just may "man up" and give the curved piecing a go. Ha ha.

11/15/2012 Flag

I found that all those pins that Amy uses is not necessary. Match up your corner, and begin stitching, keeping the raw edges aligned. Just be sure not to stretch one edge out more than the other.

11/15/2012 Flag

I think outside the box, too, Dude! I was in a Hawaiian quilting class and only made one block. Just hated the process. It made a great pillow for the guest bed, though!! I love your idea with the table runners. I'm filing it away in my little brain.

11/16/2012 Flag