Yes-sir-ee~I promised to try my shaky hand at making my very first quilted table runner for Valentine’s Day and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. This beautiful pattern comes from the “21st Century Charm School” blog, and it’s called All Boxed Up.
Oh, and I am very brave–just so you know.
Felt pretty confident with this actually, I mean, after all–I’ve been sewing since I was a kid. So what’s the big deal?
“Sew the squares together…” yeah, yeah.
Not so tough…
What the HECK?! Why are my edges not matching up?!
The pattern says, “be sure to pin you pieces together as you sew, so that your edges don’t turn out uneven.”
Oh, surrrre. NOW you tell me. I’ve discovered that even if you read the instructions ahead of time, it’s very important that you then follow them.
Meet my little friend Jack…the seam ripper. We’re very close.
So by the light of the moon, we ripped…Jackie and I…and …
this is what straight edges look like. This girl can be taught.
Now I bet you’re thinking to yourself, “Launi, what is your problem?! Why I could whip up one of these lovelies in twenty minutes.”
Well, here’s your chance to show me.
21st Century Charm School and Prairie Grass Patterns are giving away not one—but two– Table runner gift packs to two lucky readers! All the amazing MODA fabric you need to create your own beautiful-beyond-belief table runner!
To enter, click on either of the links above and go to the shop. Come back here and tell me which is your favorite pattern. Then I hope you’ll wish me luck with my first quilting project. I’m gonna need it!
I’ll announce the winners on Friday morning, February 4th at 10:00 am.
Run, run. Fly, fly. Tweet. Facebook. Tell your friends. Enter. Enter.
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