Sunday, June 04, 2006

Learning Curves

Well, I can't exactly say I'm proud of it, but I did learn enough to think I'll do a much better job next time. My lines got straighter as I went and I figured out the binding thing, I think, so I will do that right next time (and do mitred corners). It's not real straight and I played it fairly safe with the colors and I lost my cute button somewhere in one of my baskets. I must get more organized. With all that said, here it is.




The phone rang while I was working on the table runner and as I was talking, I got a cozy feeling looking at all my stuff slung around. I thought I'd share. lol

14 comments:

Hulda said...

I think your binding looks pretty good for the first time of doing it. When I saw the binding I make it slimmer, if you know what I mean. At first it is a long strip of fabric, then I start sewing, when I came to the corners I fold it, in 90 degrees, and sew again. Have you done it like that too?

Lisa said...

I intended to do it that way but I kept messing it up so I finally just sewed it straight. I think after the last corner, though, I figured out how I should have done it. I aso meant to make it slimmer. I cut the strips 2.5" wide because that's what everything I read suggested, but I couldn't seem to manipulate the third fold to make it slimmer. By the end, I was starting to enjoy it lol so I will try again on another one. Do you cut your binding strips 2.5"?

Lisa said...

That should say..."I also meant to make it slimmer."

Mrs Blythe said...

That is so lovely. Don't worry about getting it all symmetrical and dead-straight, I love the home-made look better.

I love the last picture, and your comment about feeling cosy. Warms the cockles of my heart. :o)

Hulda said...

yes I cut the binding stripes in 2.5", or a bit larger. It depends on what I have made. (cloth, big quilt) I also had a lot of problems with the binding when I started quilting. Especially with the corners!! But practice makes perfect! ;o)

Lisa said...

You guys are so good to me. :)

Karen said...

I do apologize for not leaving comments the last few days. I've been rather busy with school projects with my kids, went to a few yard sales myself Saturday morning, and well, of course stitching!

I so love your quilted table runner! I really should give it a try... I've always wanted to learn and you inspire me. But first, I have to get my stack of "projects" down. It really wouldn't do to add more to the list right now. LOL

Lisa said...

Blogger lost my comment. grrr

Karen, don't ever worry about not commenting. :) I know you're a busy bee and I agree, there's no room on your list right now. LOL

Roberta said...

You're runner is darling...love the colors and fabric patterns and darling little teapot. :)

Lisa said...

Thank you Roberta. :)

Mrs.B. said...

It looks lovely Lisa! (o:

Lisa said...

Thanks a bunch Mrs. B. :)

Cindi said...

That is the cutest table runner! I like your picture of your work area, nice and cosy.

Lisa said...

Thanks. :)