Working on my Bargello Tablerunner..with Help

I’m going to teach a bargello class in our next session, so I need to work on my sample at the same time I’m doing the newsletter. The newsletter should be up online by the beginning of July if all goes well. I find it hard to stop working on my class, but that newsletter just doesn’t write itself, darn it! This is the finished tablerunner or wallhanging, called Dec la Table. (A16392)

Dec La Table Bargello

Any way, it starts with 2 ½” strips, so I thought I’d show you how I sew them together. I do my cutting with two (or three) rulers, and I showed that in a post two years ago.

Then I laid out my strips in order according to the instructions. Lacy helped hold them in place…

If I’m sewing together lots of strips of the same width, I like to “cheat.” I use my quarter inch foot with a guide and my extra bobbin cover with the Cutting Edge Strips (85083) lined up with the foot, then use painter’s tape to make a “strip channel” with two of “my favorite rulers.” 45153

It makes it so easy to get straight, accurate seams, that you can almost sleep on the job!!

To celebrate these little rulers, we’re offering the same blog special we had two years ago!  Through July 16th, 2012, you can get 25% off 2 of these little rulers, if you place your order and note “I read the Blog” in the comment section of the order. They’re normally $6.95 and you’ll get two for $10.43. Item # 45153  You’ll find they’re the handiest little rulers you’ve ever had.

By the way, if you happen to sew the wrong strips together, you’ll really appreciate the tool I’ve been telling people is “My New Best Friend.” This Quick Ripper (16868) almost has me elated when I find a mistake!  Almost.

Quick Ripper

I’ve been sewing strips together just so I can demonstrate this tool! You can  see why, if you check our website under Product Videos. It’s bound to become your best friend, too!

You can see What’s New at Erica’s almost every day! Any page of our website has a column on the left that tells you where to find things, and all you have to do is look for “New Items” in purple, and click to find out.

(To find an item or event on our web site after clicking on the highlighted words, hold down the “Ctrl” key and touch F. Enter the item number in the box, press enter, and you’ll be taken to that item.)

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