Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ahhhh table topper

After the frustrating quilt I wanted to work on something “simple” and quick

I still had the Ahhhh Topper on the shelf, un-quilted and I was looking thru a book at the library about a quilt with odd edges and it said to stitch 1/4” from the edge with the backing and batting and right sides together and then turn it inside out, LIGHTBULB moment, I knew I had to try that with this one.

I removed the rest of the cardstock pieces and ironed it flat, it was a little bit tricky since I didn’t cut the fabrics precise but I could still see the creases from the cardstock, so I cut out a piece of purple fabric to match and a piece of scrap batting

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Pinned it

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And sewed on the crease all the way around leaving the bottom open to turn inside out.

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Then trimmed it all and cut the corners close to the seam and snipped the inside corners

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Here’s the back

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Then turned it inside out and ironed down the seam allowance on the opening

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I pinned the opening closed and stitched with a walking foot close to the edges all the way around, then quilted it.

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Here’s a look at the back.

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I love how it turned out!

Here’s to TONYA and all my other online friends Smile

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7 comments:

Tonya Owens said...

Oh I love it! And I love the cyber hug sign too.
I wish we could ( together) film a video of this technique.
I'm going to share this blog post around.

Tonya Owens said...

Oh I love it! And I love the cyber hug sign too.
I wish we could ( together) film a video of this technique.
I'm going to share this blog post around.

Tonya Owens said...

Oh I love it! And I love the cyber hug sign too.
I wish we could ( together) film a video of this technique.
I'm going to share this blog post around.

Unknown said...

I use that technique with my potholders and tablerunners. Don't think I'd do a large quilt that way, but it works great with small projects.

Nancy said...

The method of finishing the hexie quilt is wonderful! I will have to use it on some odd shaped quilt some day. And I also really like the On-line friendship message.

SewMisadventurous said...

**Ker-Ching **Ding-a-Ling-a Ling**(that's the sound of Whistles whistling and Bells ringing) Thank you for sharing a GENIUS idea. Like all the best Genius ideas it's something really simple, that no-body thought of before. lol. Also Thank you for explaining about the ironing it flat step, I would have tried to sew from the folded in line and then would have had a misshapen stuffed edge mess on my hands. I will for sure try this one next time I EPP Hexagons.

Shar said...

It is just beautiful! Great job!