Wednesday, November 13, 2019

My Day on the Stitch it and Gift it blog hop


Welcome to the Stitch it and Gift it blog hop. Firstly I need to thank Carla for host us again. I hope you have been following all week. There has been lots of great posts so far and we are going to continue on our gift giving way with today's crew
Thursday, November 14th

Now if you have missed the previous days here is the full list for you to visit once you are done here.

Every year I like to make some handmade gifts. Now sometimes I sew something small like pin cushions, handmade cards or I create something in the kitchen, like biscuits, cakes, chocolates etc.
This year I wanted to make some of these reverse applique wall hanging/table runners.

They are made with two layers of fabric with fusible between the fabric layers, right side up with batting and backing fabric, so you have a quilt sandwich. I use 505 basting spray when I baste small projects. Once the sandwich is ready -
Have you ever wonder how food terms are also quilting terms, quilt sandwiches, jelly rolls, layer cakes,etc?
Sorry I am just wondering!
Anyway back on track at this point I used the Westalee Designs Feathered Leaf template for the Black and White pair and the multi colored one  above and I used the Feathers template set for the purple one. Then you quilt the design you want. The possibility are endless with all the rulers available. Once you have finished Stitching the design you use a sharp pair of scissors and cut out the top fabric sections you want to cut out, very carefully so you don't cut through the second layer. See the picture below on the right that has half the leaves cut out.
At this stage you press as per your fusible instructions to help seal your raw cut edges. Then bind your project and hanging sleeve if desired.



These make great gifts, imagine how it would turn out in Christmas fabrics. If I find some free time I may stitch one up in Christmas fabric.
A close up of the purple feather wall hanging.

These are going to some of my family as their Christmas presents.
Now make sure you pop over and visit my blogging friends to see what they have been up to.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia
PS I do run workshops on this technique in the shop regularly, so if you are in South Australia and are interested please contact me for more details.

29 comments:

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Thanks for sharing that very cool technique and the beautiful results!

Dorian said...

Very interesting! A neat way to make a runner.

Moira said...

lovely!

Susie said...

What a stunning runner and I am sure all the relatives who receive them will love them. Hugs, Susie xx

Melva said...

Those are amazing table runners. The technique sounds like it would be fun to try. So many ideas... so little time!
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KaHolly said...

Wow! It’s a technique I’ve yet to try!

Karrin Hurd said...

What gorgeous table runners. Thanks so much for describing the technique!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I want to be in your gift list. Those runners are awesome!!

Calicojoan said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Very nice explanation of this technique.

Susan said...

How pretty!

Carla said...

How lucky are your family members to receive such a beautiful gift? Your technique is very cool and loved how you explained it. Thank you so much for that and for joining the Quilt It and Gift It Blog Hop!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow those are gorgeous, lucky family members.

wendy said...

Interesting! Your family members must be thrilled with your gifts!

Farm Quilter said...

Oh so pretty!! Your feathers would look awesome with ombre fabric behind it...rather like the first one pictured!! Reverse applique looks like fun and I'll need to try it out!

Robin said...

This was an interesting tutorial. I learned to do reverse applique very differently. I would like to try your method with the fusible. Thanks.

Theresa said...

It's been years since I did any reverse applique. Yours turned out great! They are going to make great gifts.

Sue D said...

Beautiful design!

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful table runner! These will make wonderful gifts. Thank you for the tutorial.

LJ said...

So lovely. Reverse applique is a technique I need to try and your small quilt would be perfect.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Such a neat way to make these runners/wall hangings! I've not done any reverse applique, but it looks fun. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Wow, these are awesome! I really like how narrow and long they are too. I need to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Denise :) said...

This is such a fabulous runner. My daughter really likes skinny runners down the center of her table and your design is just perfect for that!! :)

Danice G said...

So pretty, all of the colorways. What perfect gifts they will make.

Carol Andrews said...

What a perfect way to use Westalee Rulers in your reverse appliqué wall hangings! Love them and thank you for the idea!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Simply stunning! These will make great gifts!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing!

tink's mom said...

Your runners/wall hangers are stunning. Great gift idea.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Very pretty! Love doing reverse applique! Thanks for sharing xx