I come to you today as a fun and fresh 32 year old, but in a matter of hours, I will be an old, wisened 33 year old. You see, tomorrow, December 20, is my birthday. And something I have discovered over my almost 33 years here on earth is that quilting...well...it
Making an outdoor quilt may not be on your radar. The concept, actually, might even sound a bit silly, however, if you have lived a moment like I did this morning, you’ll rethink your position.
This little slice-of-my-life story sounds exaggerated, but with Scrappy as my witness, it happened just moments ago.
Before jumping into the book, Southwest Modern: From Marfa to New Mexico (which is AMAZING), and before passing out a few paper piecing tips (less revolutionary, but hopefully helpful), I have a preface: Quilty friends, I may be adventurous when it comes to food, spelling errors and nicknames for my loved ones, but when it's time to learn a new sewing technique, I'm a major scaredy cat.
The beauty of a quilted table runner is that it adds warmth, texture and layers of interest to any room. Traditionally you may think of runners as added decoration for only dinning room tables and maybe the occasional kitchen island. But actually, you could make one in any size and for any surface.
Someone told me once that there are 4 new babies born into this world every second. I didn’t believe them. But then I hit my late 20’s and logged into Facebook to check my newsfeed and I was like “OMG THERE ARE 4 NEW BABIES BORN INTO THIS WORLD EVERY SECOND.”
With more modern textile shows in circulation than ever, there is one thing that's hard to avoid sewing – quilt sleeves. If you have ever wanted your quilt in a magazine, quilt show or even if you’ve made so many quilts you’ve now decided to cover your walls with them, sewing a basic hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt is a good skill to know.