Saturday, January 21, 2017

will you be my Valentine?

One Valentine table topper
for my niece
done just gotta trim up the threads

found this in the stash while cleaning
so it moved this project to the top of the list

layered pieced batting, backing and top upside down
see those edges not quite long enough?
no problem
they are in the seam allowance and
wont affect it at all

I rough cut to make it easier to sew
and pinned it down

here are my rough cutoffs
throw them out you say?
um NO  
waste not want not and you will see in a minute what I mean

see the batting? yep  pieced too
I just try and make sure the seam doesnt fall
in the middle of the topper
and it stays pretty flat

and something new for me
I had bought a ton of this thread from 
Connecting Threads during Christmas
it was a dollar a spool
so you know me......I got
ok ok
28 spools

look how great it matches my topper!

so wiggly easy quilting
and done!

those little scraps?
I sewed them together
and made the back for this mugrug

and since the thread was already in the machine
I played

now just a binding and into the box you go my pretty........
mwahhh  haaaa
what have you sewn today?

2 comments: said...

Very nice. I am always amazed at what you get accomplished. I am a slug (hangs head in shame)

Julierose said...

I am a card carrying member of that Slug Club'too. I LOVe those kite tabletoppers you make, Dawn. And the colors you chose for your niece are so yummy--like rasberry jam--yum!!
Your matching thread looks beautiful..nice work(s). hugs, Julierose