Sunday, December 2, 2012

Are strips boring?

NOOOOT! Or so I think...
There's a common belief that there's only so much you can do with strips... But that's SO not true! There are zillions of things you can create, the key is to play with different fabrics, colors, and settings (yes, SETTINGS). You wouldn't believe the difference they can make. Is your stash full of scraps?

This is a table runner I made with a whole bunch of blueish fabrics, in straight setting. Play with different widths and lengths, and throw some solids into the mix! The "stitch in the ditch" quilting adds a lot to it, too.
A cool tabletop made with a 45 degree setting... what do you think about the solid yo-yos on the corners? I think they make the whole thing look a lot more interesting with almost no extra effort.
Finally, another table runner, this time made with a 60 degree setting (there are many rulers that can do the job) and a braided detail with matching solid colors, with a more earthy mood... 

See? It's amazing how many different looks you can create with dear ol' strips. So dig into your stash and let the sewing begin! I have so much fun playing with fabrics! Do you?

Much love, Pat

1 comment:

  1. I love all the extra details on these... the cross-hatch quilting, the shapes on the end that mimic fringe, the yo-yos, the braids... it is those extra details that elevate things from ordinary to extraordinary. :)