Posted by Lois Plantt on
I’m running a little late on this month’s pillow, as fall approaches I hope things start to slow down, as I’m looking forward to finishing and starting several sewing projects.
As I was working of this pillow, I thought what a great table runner it would have made. Don’t be afraid to change things up and get creative, it doesn’t always have to be a pillow.
As always, the instructions are well written and easy to follow, the following are a few tips and reminders.
- Take note when tracing the stems and leaves, that some are reversed. If you have a light box, simply turn your pattern over to reverse it and trace. If you do not have a light box turn your pattern over and trace the pattern on the back side of the paper with a sharpie, then place your fusible on top and trace, making it easier to see the lines.
- When doing your patchwork rows press all the stems in one direction, after you make your 2 ½ “ cut, simply flip one row around. This will create your seams to be locked when sewing the rows together creating perfect aligned seams.
- I did a simple outline of the flowers and scarecrow for the quilting and stitched in the ditch on the patchwork.
- Buttons for eyes, mouth and overalls.