Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Friday, August 19, 2011

It Is Almost Fall...

So here is a Spring Table Runner pattern for you!!

You will need:
1 yard of main fabric
15-1/2 x 44 inches of Timtex
(or something similar)
1 yard of fabric for flower yoyos
1/4 yard of green fabric
1/4 yard of yellow for center
Patterns for yoyos can be downloaded from "Links to my patterns" on the right of this page.

Width of the main fabric is the length of the table runner.  You will cut two
15-1/2 inch lengths of material.  So you will have two fabrics that measures
15-1/2" x 44".    Timtex will need to be this size too.

Layer the three fabric.  Put the right sides of the main fabric together and the Timtex on top of both.  Sew around, leaving and opening to turn.  I used my serger for this and rounded the corner.  You can leave them square if you like. 



Turn to the right side and work corners to either a point or round out, which ever you chose to do them.  Press with a hot iron folding the open area to the inside.  Press flat.  Stitch all around the edge of the table runner.


Cut 10 Circles of the flower material and two yellow for the centers.  You can use the patterns I have here for you or use your templates.  The circles measure 8-1/2" across.  I have put here, too, an 7-1/2 pattern as well for the center.  You can use either size if you want for all.


If by chance you shorted yourself fabric like I did with the yellow.  You can seam it.  Just make sure you add a 1/4" seam allowance.  When the yoyo is made the seam is hardly noticible.



Thread a needle and use double thread as you stitch for durability.  Fold edge over about 1/4".   You will need to take long stitches--about 1" and they will fold to 1/2".  Because the yoyos are so big, taking long stitches makes the hole minimal when you gather the fabric by pulling the threads.  This gives more a pleated look.

Like this:

Arrange the folds so they are going all the same direction and press.
Then arrange the "petals" like in the picture, over-lapping them a bit.  Put the yellow in the center.  Sew a tacking stitch on the outer edges and where they over of both the petals and center.

Cut 6 of the leaf pattern of the green fabric.   To make leaf yoyo you will fold over the edge and take smaller stitches all the way around.  You won't be pulling the thread nearly as tight and you will need to work with this shape a bit to get it to look like a leaf.




Place one leaf on one side of the flower and two on the other hole down. 







Sew in veins.   Sew tacking stitches on either side to hold down.




Done!!! 

 And here is how it looks on the table!!  This is a fun project.  I hope you enjoy it!!
God bless!!

 

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Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs

This "Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs" is to help you with sizing. There is a place for arm length, body length, wrist size---every thing you need to keep track of to make my sweaters and shrugs. The download button is on the right. You can copy off as many as you need sweaters and shrugs for. If you have any questions about this please let me know and I will try to help.