Thursday, July 23, 2009
Lizzie Dish Table Runner
Lizzie Dish - I just have to say that this is THE collection to make any kitchen accessory. Snatch it up before it's out of print! So far I've made an apron, oven mitts, a trivet and now finally my table runner is finished!
I finished the quilting on it ages ago but since I'm SO slow at hand stitching the binding I opted to wait for my mum to visit and do it for me. Thanks again mom!
I got the idea back last fall from this blog post from Spool Sewing to make a disappearing nine patch for a runner. Paired with the leftover Lizzie Dish prints to make my oven mitts and it was perfect!
Here's a fun little step by step pictoral of how to make a disappearing nine patch square. So easy yet deceptively complicated looking!
First make a basic nine patch square. You can use 9 prints or less like the 5 I used.
Next cut down the center horizontally and vertically:
Next rotate each square clockwise one time (upper left corner will be upper right now). There are other ways to do this step, but I like the results here.
Then just sew it back together! It gets even more fun seeing the squares next to each other and pattern continuing on.