Today we’re going to start piecing our table runner. If you’re English paper piecing, or sewing by machine, you’ll find lots of helpful information about those methods in my book, Adventures in Hexagons.
If you’re hand-piecing (there’s lots of good information in the book about that too) I’ve created two video tutorials to demonstrate the basics of hand-piecing. And without further ado, here they are:
If these are helpful to you, please consider sharing them with friends on social media. I’m really excited about delving into video tutorials, and would greatly appreciate subscriptions on my Youtube channel.
And now, a bit of progress on my patriotic themed Loverly table runner. I like piecing the “single” blocks first.
Here’s a picture of the backs of those blocks.
They’re just finger-pressed right now, so not flat yet. I’ll press them with an iron once they’re sewn into the complete quilt, which gives me freedom to move seams out of the way as I’m attaching the blocks together. You may note that the two star blocks are pressed in opposite directions. While I did not do that intentionally, it won’t matter in the final quilt. What matters is making sure all the bigger hexagons are pressed the same way. I’ll be posting pictures of how that looks on Facebook and Instagram later this week. Creating and editing videos takes a LOT more time than I originally planned, so I’m a little behind this week.
How’s your Loverly quilt progressing? I’d love to see on IG- tag it with #loverlytablerunner and @thecaffeinatedquilter so we can see your beautiful work. I’ve also created an Adventures in Hexagons Group on Facebook, so please join and share your pictures there as well.