Saturday, September 3, 2016

September 10th: Sew Day

Serged Reversible Braided Table Runner

Sew Day will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hawk’s Landing Studio, 648 Hayden Drive, Pueblo West. Learn Sue Longsdorf’s Serge, Flip, & Quilt, a quilt-as-you-go technique using your serger. Also your sewing machine is used for the quilting aspect and the binding … if you want. And yes! You are able to create this runner using your sewing machine only.

Serger with thread compatible to your fabrics.
Your manual – just in case!
Sewing machine with thread, ready to quilt.
Basic sewing & serging supplies.

Fabrics will depend on whether you want a three fabric braid, a scrappy look, or a multitude of combinations between. The Reversible Braided Table Runner will have six braids per side, front & back. If you want to fussy-cut the large and small squares, remember they’re set on point.
The runner will be 12” x 38”-50”, depending on how your seams are created.

Have the following fabrics pressed & cut, ready to serge:
2: 9.5” x 9.5” squares
24: 2.5” x 2.5” squares
48: 2.5” x 9.5” strips

Low Loft Batting: (I tend to cut long 2.5” strips and cut to length as I serge.)
1: 9.5” x 9.5” square
24: 2.5” x 9.5”
24: 2.5” x 11.5”

4: 2.5” x WOF (Width of Fabric).

Note: You may bring both machines for the full benefit of Sue’s Serge, Flip, & Quilt technique. Otherwise, leave your sewing machine at home and you’ll have homework to do prior to Monday night’s meeting.

All participants need to bring their projects to Monday night’s meeting for the ShowNShare portion of the program. Hey! I’m not doing it all myself!