Friday, September 8, 2017

Lady of the Lake with Fat Quarter Shop

I'm so excited to sew along with Fat Quarter Shop with the Lady of the Lake - Classic & Vintage Series Sew Along! I love how Fat Quarter Shop takes a classic block and makes it easy to sew...complete with a video and pattern! Fat Quarter Shop has both the free one block download plus a low price purchase version pattern that includes multiple quilt sizes. I decided to sew 4 of the blocks and make a table runner...keep reading for the mini tutorial below!

It's time to start sewing!

Mini Tutorial for Lady of the Lake table runner 17.5" x 53.5"  
click on Read More to keep reading 

Supplies for making the table runner (quilt too...but the fabric requirements will differ)

Sewing Tips:

1. Sew 4 of the Lady of the Lake Quilt Blocks. I found using the Half Square Triangles on a Roll  was super helpful for sewing perfect half square triangles with no specialty ruler needed plus it was super quick!
2. I cut my squares 10" instead of the 9&7/8" noted in pattern as I prefer to trim them down if needed.
3. If you do NOT want to piece your table runner backing- cut your (2) 10" squares first. Then cut the backing 23.5 x 60". You can use the left over piece to make the smaller half square triangles.
4. Follow directions on Half Square Triangles on a Roll paper to create 28 half square triangles. Be sure to decrease your stitch length (I used 1.6 and my usual is 2.5) to make it easier to remove papers and not have pulled stitches. My 3 year old often helps me remove the it is easy!

I LOVE perfect half square triangles!
4. Sew together 4 blocks as provided in pattern

5. Art Gallery Fabrics -Soft Sand Linen Blend  fabric - Cut (3) 3" x WOF from to make borders. Cut (1) of the strips into 2 pieces to match the height of your table runner. The other (2) strips will be the borders of the length of your project. I always measure my project before I cut the length of the my border strips so they fit well!

6. Layer and Quilt project. I chose to use Aurifil Light Sand 50wt 2000 as it was the perfect matching thread!

7. Art Gallery Fabrics -Soft Sand Linen Blend  fabric - Cut (3) 2.5" x WOF for binding

Now you can enjoy your new table runner! I love the neutrals colors as they are perfect year round!

Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for having me be part of the Lady of the Lake Sew Along!  I just love this block and project!!!

Have a great week! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc for more sewing fun!


Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the sale if you make a purchase at Fat Quarter Shop using this link (your purchase price is the same). Yay for more fabric and thread!

1 comment:

Thank you for leaving a comment. I love to read them!