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Green Table Runner

It’s time to pull out all your green scraps and put them to good use!  The other day I whipped up this green table runner that will be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.  Finished size is 21.5 X 21.5 inches. Each clover block measures 9 inches unfinished.

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It’s a simple little 4 patch quilt block pattern.  I used my scraps, so I didn’t do anything fancy, just cut the squares and sew them together.

Supplies needed:

  • green scraps of fabric
  • 1/3 yard white fabric
  • 2/3 yard backing fabric (or scraps)
  • 1/4 yard binding fabric
  • batting

Green Table Topper

Cutting:

  • 36 – 2.5 X 2.5 inch green squares
  • 12 – 2.5 X 2.5 inch white squares
  • 2  – 1 inch strips WOF of white for clover block sashing
  • 2 – 2  inch strips WOF of white for sashing in between the blocks

There are 2 ways to make the little diagonal clover stem.  It is probably easiest to cut squares:

  • 8 – 4 1/8 inch squares of white
  • 4 – 4 5/8 inch squares of green

OR 

  • 4 – 4.5 inch squares of white, then cut in half on the diagonal
  • 4 – 6 3/4 inch X 1 1/4 inch strip of green

If you want to stick with squares, mark your diagonal lines on all your white squares.  Line up the white square in the corner of the green square and sew down your pencil line.  Trim and press seam.  Repeat on opposite corner.  Then, square up your block to measure 4.5 inches square.

Clover Quilt Block

If you choose to just cut strips of green (this way will have less fabric waste), you just need to line up your diagonal seams, which can be tricky.  I had to unpick a time or two to get them to line up right.  After it’s sewn together, be sure to square up your block to measure 4.5 inches square.

Add your 1 inch sashing in between your clover pieces.  Now it’s the fun part.  Deciding how to put your blocks together.  Here are a few ideas I was playing with.

st patricks day decor

This time I decided to make a square table topper.  Add your 2 inch sashing in between the blocks and you are ready to quilt, bind, wash, and love!  I used some green and white scraps to create my backing.  I choose to do straight line quilting about 3/4 of an inch apart.  I just love how it turned out!  Enjoy!

green decor

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Turkey Onesie Tutorial

I’m so excited to share a Thanksgiving project with you today!  I know you are already worrying about the food, but do you have something cute for your little ones to wear?  This turkey onesie is quick, easy, and fun!  Let’s get going.

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Supplies needed:  Plain white onesie or shirt, fabric scraps, wonder under, brown thread.

First, download the Turkey Template.  I made this size of turkey for a 6-9 month sized onesie.  You could increase or decrease the size of the turkey depending on what size fits your shirt the best.  Next, trace the template pieces onto the wonder under.  Trace 1 body and 11 feathers.

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Now you can iron the wonder under to the wrong side of your fabric scraps.

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Then, cut your shapes out along your traced lines.

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Once you have cut out all your pieces, you are ready to peel off the paper layer of the wonder under and arrange your turkey and feathers to your liking on your shirt.  When you have it perfectly in place, iron it on.  Now that it won’t move around, stitch around body and feathers with your sewing machine.  The final step is stitching the eyes, beak, and feet by hand with brown thread.

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I just love this cute little turkey.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

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