Autmum is here and so is my FIRST GIVEAWAY!
Autumn arrived last week, but someone forgot to inform Mother Nature to dial down the temperature and humidity levels in the Midwest. It was warm, rainy, and terribly humid all last week. Ugh.
I couldn't get outside to do much in the evenings, so I looked through my projects to find something seasonal and fun to work on. Here is where I found a Jordan Fabrics table runner kit...the perfect project! This kit is the Jo Morton Spice Market Patchwork Table Runner Kit.
Upon opening the kit, I found very clear directions and photos, along with precision-cut pieces already laid out according to size. This was going to be fun and easy!
I wish I'd taken a photo of the kit as it was set up in the wrapper, but I didn't. I was too excited to get started and stitching!
You can see the precut strips and with the pictorial instructions, it's super easy to line them up and stitch together. This was my first ever Log Cabin block. Yep, I can't believe it either.
My first Log Cabin block:
It wasn't long before I had all 4 blocks completed and sewn together!
The next step was to make a sandwich with my own batting and the backing that was included in the kit. A simple stitch was sewn all around the edges, leaving a 4 inch opening to flip.
I used a variegated King Tut thread I had in my collection for the quilting. I like the idea of a binding on the edges, so I made a "faux" one by stitching 1/2' around the edges.
I planned on a simple cross-hatch quilting in a diamond shape. I used a white pencil to draw my lines on the back. In a "highly technical" method, the width of my clear ruler became the width of the spaces. Whatever works, right?
Don't worry, those white lines are NOT visible after stitching!
Even if they were, they're on the back and can be removed.
The finished Jordan Fabrics table runner! It was quick, fun and so lovely!
Doesn't it look great on my hutch cabinet?
Jordan Fabrics has many other items on their website, including quilt kits, patterns and quilting fabric. Check them out here: Jordan Fabrics
Here's the best part!
Jordan Fabrics is generously offering one Log Cabin table runner kit to one of my readers!
If you'd like to win a Log Cabin Table Runner kit from Jordan Fabrics, click HERE to choose your favorite. Then, in a comment below, include the name of your favorite Log Cabin table runner kit.
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A random winner will be chosen on Friday, September 30th and notified by email.
My newly retired husband will do the pickin' from a hat!
Be sure to include your email if you are concerned about me finding you!