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Thread: Christmas Project turned NIGHTMARE!!!! hee hee!

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    Here are some table runners and place mats I made for a craft fair I am attending next week. A girlfriend who works in the local hospital offered to take them into work and show them around...... She got me 29 orders for sets!!!

    So - this time next month I will be REALLY REALLY sick of these - right now - I still like them!!!
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    very cute, thanks for sharing with us

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    Very pretty. I love the blues in with the Christmas reds and greens. Beautiful!

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    29 orders! Who needs a craft fair? Great job!

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    Very nice. I would just whip up a big batch of the patchwork, and cut them out of that. Would that be faster? It sounded good at first

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    I like the blue mixed with the Christmas fabric. I think you will be busy making 29 sets. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN
    Very nice. I would just whip up a big batch of the patchwork, and cut them out of that. Would that be faster? It sounded good at first
    Kind of what I am doing - My DH is sewing together WOF strips in sets of 6 and cuttig them across, then I am sewing the cut strips together - serious sweatshop in our workroom!!!

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    they are very nice and look so cute sitting on the hearth. Mary

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    Wow!

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    I love your choice of fabric. It's very "Christmasy". The best I've seen yet! Good luck.

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    WOW they are pretty ! how tiny are the squares ?

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    I LOVE these....what size are the squares....I want to make some of those...but only for myself...lol...

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    Sharon B and Gaumy (and anyone else!)

    I used 2 1/2 inch WOF strips sewn together in sets of 6. 4 sets of 6 gives you a 3ft long runner and 6 good sized mats.

    In each set I ALWAYS have a white and probably a 'plainish' green or red. The rest are split between holiday prints.

    After piecing each set we cut across at 2 1/2 inch and reorder the strips and sew.

    The layer and quilt, we used extra random Chrstmas prints cut into 2 1/2 inch strips for binding. Very good fun!

    Hope that helps!! Saves you a few minutes doing the maths ayway!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    29 orders! Who needs a craft fair? Great job!
    Kind of what we are thinking!!!!

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    That's so funny.....a serious sweatshop going on......!!! haha. Who needs a craft fair with all those orders!!! WTG!! It's so much fun selling but you need to hire some staff!!! Best of luck with your new business venture!! They are beautiful too! I love the way the blue brings highlights to the traditional Christmas theme. :thumbup: ;) :thumbup:

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    Those are so pretty. I can see why they want them.

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    I love them. Good luck.

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    They are so nice looking.

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    After piecing each set we cut across at 2 1/2 inch and reorder the strips and sew.
    I'm dense...I don't understand what you mean. Can you help me? Thanks!

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    wow! You are going to be really really really busy!! Better than setting up shop at a craft fair though!

    Congrats on the orders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antdebby1
    After piecing each set we cut across at 2 1/2 inch and reorder the strips and sew.
    I'm dense...I don't understand what you mean. Can you help me? Thanks!
    If you sew together 6 Width of Fabric strips, you will end up with a large rectangle approx 44inch by 12 1/2 inch. Llay this on your cuting board so the seams are going horizontally - side to side and cut across the 6 stripes verically at 2 1/2 inch intervals.

    This gives you a pile of strips 12 1/2 inches by 2 1/2, made up of 6, 2 1/2 inch squares. you then mix these up to redistribute the colours and fabrics and sew them back together to form the place mats or runners.

    Hope that helps?

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    Yes, that helps! I had a bad "dumb" moment. :) :)

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    Hey what are you doing on line!! You should be sewing!!!! lol! I can almost see the steam rising from here!! Well done!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    Hey what are you doing on line!! You should be sewing!!!! lol! I can almost see the steam rising from here!! Well done!!
    Don't laugh! I had to come over to the UK (where I have access to faster broadband!!!) to a gallery opening of some of my 'arty stuff' (see website!!) so I have left my hsband with about 250 2 1/2 inch woF strips t sew together - he is a learner and I told him it was good practice for his 1/4 inch seams!!!!

    LOL!

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    Great job!!

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