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Project

Lucky Charms

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Improvisational 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. 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.

What you will need

  • Cotton Calico Fabric

Q&A with sew.goodwitch

zany asked:
I absolutely LOVE this !!! I can imagine it on a quilt but ahh all the piecing..as I said I LOVE it..and I'm not even irish...very very nice !
sew.goodwitch answered:
Because the knot design is an applique, there is not any piecing.
sewfarnana asked:
This is a wonderful pattern! Is it available for purchase?? Love it!
sew.goodwitch answered:
The pattern is my own and I shared the instructions above which include the materials and assembly. I do not have a picture of the Celtic knot design template I made on the 1 inch graft paper.
anjilachrystyne asked:
I've never done applique....but I just might have to try it for this...what type of stitch do you use for the applique?
sew.goodwitch answered:
My machine has applique stitches. If yours does not, you may be able to adjust a zigzag stitch to achieve the same results. Practice on some scraps. The curves are a challenge to make them look smooth.
collins17226939 asked:
after printing out 25 pages of comments I still did not get the pattern. I would like to know how to get the pattern without printing out all the comments? how do I print the pattern out without printing all the comments.?I have hardly any ink left after all the pages I had to print.
sew.goodwitch answered:
Try to copy and paste. Hold the left mouse button while you drag down the page starting on the word pattern.
mrsbam asked:
Where is the link?
sew.goodwitch answered:
There was a problem with the Craftsy website so my pattern instructions were not visible for a few days. It looks like it has been resolved. Hope you enjoy making this project.