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Thread: I wanted to share, my very first quilt as you go table runner.

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    Senior Member pinkberrykay's Avatar
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    Smile I wanted to share, my very first quilt as you go table runner.

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    This is the Quilt as you go Table Runner, it is a gift for our Guild Gift Exchange. I got the pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company, and although she touted it as a quick and easy project it one day to make it.

    First the batting I pulled from my stash was "way to think", I realized this after I have sewn all the fabric strips. So, I ripped 7 19 inch seems out and resewed the strips to thinner batting~okay now it looks good. Onto the binding, this went well, the binding strips turned out perfect. Now to sew on the binding, mind you I have the binding clips. Sewing, sewing, sewing~wow this is turning out great. Choose a star pattern stitch that looks like snow flakes. I get to my first corner and trouble starts, can't get the dang corner to fold right~out of the machine it comes and over to the ironing board. Got the corner together, sewing, sewing, sewing this is going good. Then I notice as I am checking the binding and stiches that the binding has pulled away from the runner. Out comes the seam ripper, ripping those start stitches is a pain in the bu**. Crisis averted, back to sewing, there is another area the binding is not snug up against the runner, back to the seam ripper I go. Sew some more then I notice another spot, and then another. I then realize I had not used the binding clips as closely as I should. Now I have clipped the binding to the runner very closely and off I go again~phew its all done. But wait, the binding is a smidge cricked here, and a smidge there. All in all it looks amazing~to me at least. I have only been sewing since the end of October '11. I have completed 3 small quilts and a few other small projects.

    Lesson learned, Binding Clips are my BFF and I will use them when ever I am attaching binding. Not sure why the binding kept pulling away from the runner. I was using a walking foot.

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    Way to go. That looks very nice. Your fabric choices look very nice together. You have nowhere to go but up. Your skills will only get better--that means less time with the ripper. Keep up the good work, and welcome to the board.
    Sue

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    welcome to the board and I like your quilt. I love the colors you chose.
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    I love all your fabric choices. Beautiful work.

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    Great fabrics! Thanks for sharing. I too love Binding Clips.

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    looks very nice.it will be easier each time you sew.great job
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    Did you put a backing on here? Looks like you can see through the back to the front fabric so I was wondering. Very pretty!!
    Angie S.

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    Love your table runner, nice job. I made a Christmas table runner yesterday too, took me all day. I even see a bit of fabric I used in mine on your runner.

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    There are many ways to quilt-as-you-go..look up some of the other ways, you will find them lots of fun..Great little quilt, love the happy colors ..your Guild member will be delighted.

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    Great job. It is very pretty. I need to try the quilt as you go as I get older and the large quilts are getting harder for me to handle.

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