Welcome to our November Class! This will be a combined Nov/Dec class. We will meet on the same dates in November (Monday, November 19th and Saturday, November 24th) but instead of the class being over at 1:00 p,m. we will continue after a 1/2 hr. lunch break, until 4:30 p.m.
In our combined class we will be using design shaping to create our center embroidery design and then it takes almost 2 hours to stitch that part out. Then in class I want time to work with you to review our accurate cutting and then the sewing of seams and then actually be able to piece the French Braid strips used on either side of the embroidered design. I also want to demo some optional binding techniques you could use for your table runner. I cannot do all of this in the initial 3 hours of class time --- and I think this table runner is so pretty -- a lot of you will be anxious to finish it and either enjoy it or gift it earlier rather than later in December. So all that being said --- I felt it was best to do a combined 6 hour class in November instead of the 3 hour format in November and then another 3 hours in December. I am sorry I did not realize all of this when we were together for class in October so I could have addressed it in class with you.
The French Braid piecing within the table runner will give us an opportunity to perfect our accurate cutting and practice making an accurate ¼” seam consistently. This is an excellent project to use the Go! Cutting System with the 2 1/2" die to make your own jelly rolls as we will need several 2½” strips. The inspiration for this project came from Jenny Doan, Missouri Star Quilt Company.
I will demo how easy it is to cut the required strips for this project on the GO! Cutter System in class. I am afraid the attached photo does not really do justice to the project but will give you an idea of what the table runner looks like. I look forward to sharing some tips the AccuQuilt Educator shared with us this week that would make the binding so easy to attach.
I will demo how easy it is to cut the required strips for this project on the GO! Cutter System in class too. I am afraid the attached photo does not really do justice to the project but will give you an idea of what the table runner looks like. I look forward to sharing some tips the AccuQuilt Educator shared with us this week that would make the binding so easy to attach.
In class we will have time to create our embroidery design using Design Shaping and then stitch it out and lay out and piece one half of the french braid. This would normally be a two month project in class but I know that some may want to finish this table runner sooner than later to enjoy it over the holiday season.