A few months ago, I decided to subscribe to the Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler. I’m so glad I did! I get so excited when the box shows up – seriously, it’s like a present that shows up every month. (OK, a present I pay for, but still – a present!)
July’s box arrived a couple of weeks ago. This is my favorite moment, when the box is right in front of me, but before I can see what’s inside. It could be anything!
The Snowberry Jr. Jelly Roll was an excellent choice. It’s outside my normal colorway, so it’s not something I would normally pick up. It suits my Mom’s house well, though, so I decided to use it to make the table runner pattern that was also in the box. I needed some additional fabric to make it, and those were sold out at the Fat Quarter Shop (probably other Sew Sampler people doing the same thing I was!), but I found them on Etsy for about half the price, so that turned out to be a good thing.
The table runner came together quickly. I decided to make a practice piece out of it, so I took my time with the top quilting. (Thus, the drunk feathers)
Mom put it on her table yesterday. It looks great! (Despite the feathers lol)
One thing that I don’t like about some patterns, including this one, is the amount of fabric that gets wasted. There were a ton of half-square triangles, and with each one, everything beyond the cut line (a quarter inch away from the center line) was ignored. I took them and sewed them into tiny half-square triangles, and turned them into a little mat (10 inches square).
Isn’t it cute? I put it on top of a bookcase in my studio and put a tiny lamp on it. The two mini-projects definitely made my Saturday!
If you got the Sew Sampler box, did you do something different with it? Or do you subscribe to something similar?