Learning Something New!

Do you ever wake up in the morning with an idea that demands your attention? That happened to me yesterday. So I grabbed this pile of hand dyed fabrics.


And this ruler.

And this pattern.

I can hear the collective gasp, yes, I used a pattern! You kind of have to with this ruler. Both are from Jenny Petigo and the team at Sew Kind of Wonderful.

These patterns require sewing and trimming. I had to do more trimming than normal because I cut my corner triangles too big.

I had to use my die cutter somewhere!

I’m not gonna lie, there is a learning curve here (I love puns!). My hand dyed fabric starts out as Kona PFD and it is a bit beefier than regular quilting cotton. I think this made my curves a bit trickier to sew. And I surely need more practice. You can see here that things didn’t always line up as they should!

However, using the same fabric in all the corner triangles disguises this a bit. I didn’t do it for that reason, but it seemed to really help.

Want me to let you in on a dirty little secret?


Yep, I used white thread for the whole thing because I was too lazy to change the thread in my machine.  And here is my finished table runner top!


I can’t wait to play with the quilting!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to Learning Something New!

  1. Terri says:

    Katy you are just too funny! Love you table runner 🙂

  2. Vicki in MN says:

    I really really like that runner! Would you mind if I copy that? I have the ruler I just need to download that pattern! I figured I would never make it as a quilt so hadn’t purchased it yet. But it is perfect for a runner. What size did it end up as?

  3. piecefulwendy says:

    From a distance you can’t even see that things didn’t match up. I love that about quilting! I’d like to learn how to hand dye fabric (on my bucket list) — your colors are wonderful. I like the pattern too! Nice!

    On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 5:29 AM, KatyQuilts wrote:

    > katyquilts posted: “Do you ever wake up in the morning with an idea that > demands your attention? That happened to me yesterday. So I grabbed this > pile of hand dyed fabrics. And this ruler. And this pattern. I can > hear the collectiv” >

  4. Sandra B says:

    Love this table runner! And I love your fabrics!! The colors are so rich!
    Cannot wait to see how you quilt it….

  5. Jayne says:

    You are too funny! Sometimes I do the same thing with my thread!! Your runner looks great! I’m sure you will do something amazing with the quilting, which I can’t wait to see! Your hand dyed fabrics are gorgeous!

  6. Susan says:

    It turned out very nice! No one will notice the mismatches once it’s quilted!

  7. Wow! Curved piecing! Great to find a ruler that works. Really like the pattern and the lovely effects produced by the hand dyed fabrics.

  8. Sandi says:

    That looks so great! You are so smart. Hugs,

  9. Janet O. says:

    It looks really pretty–those colors are so lush!
    I had to laugh about the thread color. Just today I was scolding myself about being a lazy quilter because I didn’t want to change my thread color. At least I am not alone. : )

  10. Looks great. I’ve been toying with trying this ruler. I’m not a fan of curved piecing, but I’ve been seeing a lot of great projects lately with curves.

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