Do you like quick projects? I mean something you can get done in an evening? I am totally addicted to finishing things. So when I'm working on a large project I like to take a break every so often and work on something I can get done! This great new pattern we just got in the shop fits the bill. Just pick up a couple mini charm packs and some background fabric and you'll have a lovely runner in no time!!
Here's what I did...
The pattern is called Hopscotch. Follow the link to purchase one from us online.
I had a couple of mini charms in my stash. They are Marmalade by Moda and then I just picked up some background I liked.
If you used these charms much of your work is already done. All you have left to do is cut your background squares, triangles (to make it on point) and your borders.
Love these rotating mats for sub-cutting. Really helps make your cuts accurate, since you don't have to continually move your fabric! Once you get all your pieces cut, just start laying them out, until you get the look you'd like and sew away!
Once I laid my pieces the way I wanted I just began sewing strips together, pressing along the way. I can't stress enough how important PRESSING is! If you want a crisp looking top with nicely nested seams, PRESSING is a MUST!!
After sewing your strips together, just square up, add your borders and you're done! I think this took me all of 2 1/2 hours, even with a helper!!
Don't have a mini charm? Get a regular charm pack cut it into fourths and you can make two! One for you and one to share!! Click here to purchase your pattern and check out our pre-cuts online! Happy stitching and may your bobbin always be full!