Lil’ Ragtime Tablerunner & Placemat

For the tablerunner you will need:

36-5″ squares

18- 4″ squares of batting

For each placemat you will need:

24-5″ squares

12-4″ squares of batting

Heritage 6 1/2″ rag Quilting Snips (VP7)
I can’t tell you how much I love this little tool. I had not done raggy things in quite awhile because of the snipping would hurt my hand. I can do a whole quilt with no trouble with these little babies. Even my mom with arthritis in her hands can do a whole quilt with these.

take 2 charms and make a sandwich with the batting centered and touching the wrong sides of the fabrics.

stitch an X across the sandwich. don’t worry about it being perfect, I just eye balled it.

lay out your charms as follows for the tablerunner (3×4 for the placemat)

stitch together using 1/2″ seams. I put a post-it on my machine for a 1/2″ sewing reference. Sew together in rows, with all seams facing up.

Finger-press seams open and stitch the rows together. All seams face up. Stitch across the open seams. Looks odd now, but works out when the snipping is finished!

After stitching rows together, stitch a 1/2″ seam all the around the outside of the runner/placemat.

Snip. I snipped about 1/4″ apart, pretty close, but it think it gives a nicer finished look.
Start by snipping at each side of the seams to release the seam allowance so it will stand up.

Then snip through both sides of the seam allowance at once. Snip up close to the stitching line…but be careful not to cut through the stitching.
Snip all around the edges, up close to the stitching line, too.

It has a cute fringe already…and gets better after it is washed and dried in the dryer.
TIP:If you wash more than one runner at a time we suggest clamping an old nylon stocking to the drain hose of your washer, if possible, to catch the loose threads the first time they are washed. When the washing is finished just throw the nylon stocking away.

Tablerunner 17×22 and placemats 12×15, but you could easily take this idea and make a baby quilt, different shaped runner,etc
from Angie of All Washed Up

Clara’s Quilt

2 Candy Kisses Charm packs (70-5″ squares)
3/4 yard border
1/2 yard binding

randomly chain piece 35 pairs ( 70-5″ squares) of charms together

take 28 of the sets of 2’s and sew together ( set aside 7 sets of 2 until later)

This will give you 14 sets of 4’s

take the sets of 4’s and sew to another set of 4.

this will give you 7 sets of 8’s. Take your leftover sets of 2’s (that you set aside earlier) and match up a set of 8 with a set of 2. Sew together so you have 7 strips with 10 charms.

sew these rows together

Borders- Cut 5 strips at 4.5″. You will use 3 of these for the side borders, which you will put on first. Then you will use the 2 leftover strips for the top and bottom borders.

Binding- Cut 6 strips at 2″( or your size of preference) join these together for your binding.

One super duper simple quilt 40 x 53″!!! Sew easy you don’t mind giving it away!

by angie of all washed up

Lucy Goosey in 3D

This is a fun 3 D project (your geese are dimensional). Quick to make and what kid doesn’t love playing with tags and flappy things? This one is made for a little girl.
It would be a great shower gift to display cards in, or……

baby shower gifts.

2 Charm Packs (72 charms, 36 matching pairs)
3/4 yard of coordinating fabric for borders
1 1/4 yard for backing
1/3 yard binding

New needle (you’ll be stitching through several layers at a time)

Unit A: take 2 matching charms and sew together. Make 18 pairs.

Press seams open.Fold wrong sides together. This is unit A.

Sandwich unit A between 2 matching charms. Place the first charm right side up. Place unit A putting the fold towards the top. Sides and bottom will match, the fold will be 1/4″ from the top edge. Place the second charm right side down.
Sew along one side.
pull the center portion so your block looks like this.
I pinned the bottom corners and the center and finger pressed the seam open – repeat to make 18 flying geese units. Sew into 3 rows of 6.
Press seams open to prevent bulk. Cut 4 strips at 2 1/2″ for sashing and side borders.

Cut 2 strips at 6 1/2″ for the top and bottom borders.

Bind: we cut 4 strips at 2″ for the binding. You may prefer your binding a little wider.
Here are some other finishing ideas. A tablerunner,
use Christmas fabrics and use it to hold your holiday cards,
this is using Miss Jump fabrics for a boy quilt
One super fun project (35″ x 39″) that can be a baby quilt, table runner, or a wall hanging to hold cards.

Petits Fours

Petit four (plural: petits fours):  a tiny, bite-sized cake with delicate layers of moist cake filled with smooth butter cream and jam fillings. Each cake measures approximately 1.5 ” x 1″. The miniature cake is often dipped in fondant and decorated with piped icing flowers. The name is from the French petit four, meaning “small oven”.

1 Charm Pack (40 – 5″ squares) I used Wildflower Serenade 2 by Kansas Troubles
1/8th yard for inner border
1/8th yard for binding
Backing and batting at least 15″ x 47″

All seams are 1/4″.

Select 27 (I used the top 27 from Wildflower Serenade) of the 5″ squares and cut each into 3-1.5″ strips. This will give you 81 strips that are 1.5 x 5″. You need 80. Have a nice sharp blade and you can stack and cut several charms at once.

Reserve the remaining 13 charms for the outside border.
Sew into 40 pairs of 2.

Sew 2 pairs together. Repeat until you have 20 sets of 4 strips.

Press all seams one direction.

Trim length to 4.5″. I stacked 4 blocks; trimmed 1/4″ off one end…

then trimmed the other end to equal 4.5″.

Sew two 4-strip units together as shown below. Repeat to make 10 units.

Press as shown below.

Sew these units together…

to make 5 blocks like this.
Cut the inner border fabric into 3-1″ strips. Attach the inner border to the long sides of the runner first, then to the short ends.
Take the last 13 charms and cut at 2″. You will get 2 pieces that are 2″ x 5″ per charm.

Sew 2 sets of 3 together and 2 sets of 10 together. .

Attach to long sides of the runner first, matching center seam of runner with center seam of border. Trim off the extra

Put a pin in the center of the 3-charm strips and match to the middle seams on the short ends of the runner. Stitch. Trim off the extra.

Quilt, bind and make another one.

I think it’s sew fun getting a tablerunner from 1 charm pack!!

One tablerunner 12″ x 43.5″

Happy Quilting from Angela Davy at All Washed Up