Hi! I’m Jane from Sew Create It and I’m really honoured that Madame Samm invited me to post on Stash Manicure. There have been such talented people before me; I hope I keep up the standard with my two cents.
I started quilting in 1994 when a friend of mine told me about a foundation paper piecing class at the LQS. At the time I was into dress making and thought quilting seemed liked hard work. I didn’t see the sense in cutting up little pieces, only to sew them back together... but when it was suggested I could use my scraps to make quilts, my interest was piqued. So off I went to the class with my rumpled scraps. I still recall the teacher’s face when she realized I hadn’t bought yardage for my project... in fact I hadn’t even bothered to iron my scraps! The lady of the shop was less than amused! Not being deterred at the first hurdle, I joined the other ladies and learned to paper piece. I was overjoyed at the thought that I had found a use for my dressmaking scraps and went home with a new spring in my step. It was not long after that class, that my interest in dress making waned and within a couple of years I had started my cotton stash and had all but given away anything that wasn’t “quilt” worthy. And thus started my quilting journey!
For the longest time I sewed on the dining room table, but in recent years I have been fortunate enough to have a designated desk in our extension. Of course, I still manage to spread out across that room and back into the dining room where I have 2 cupboards to store fabric and tools.
I have always been a scrap quilter... and I suspect I always will. But I do try and keep my scraps in order and trim them down into more usable sizes so they are at the ready when inspiration strikes.
Even my coordinated quilts have a scrappy look.
As I started my quilting journey with paper piecing and scraps I thought I’d share with you a pattern that uses both and would be ideal for Christmas. I wrote this pattern just for you here at Stash Manicure and I promise you this is a quick enough project that there is still time to make one for this Christmas.
here for the PDF pattern for the Mini-Christmas Tree Runner
Many thanks to Madame Samm for inviting me to write a post for Stash Manicure. I hope you enjoy the pattern and if you do make one up, let me know!
Stash Manicure would also like
to offer another Giveaway!
Quilt Pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company
her newest pattern
Route 44 by Carrie Nelson.
Leave a comment, draw will be Monday morning...
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and congrats.. you have won this Carrie Nelson Pattern..
I am sure you will enjoy her latest design...
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