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SCRAPS NO MORE!!! Donna's Scrap Buster Table Runner

SCRAPS NO MORE!!! Donna's Scrap Buster Table Runner
hi i'm

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jordan from jordan fabrics today i'm going to show you what to do with all your

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s almost every time i make a quilt I have some leftover pieces and a lot of times I will try to incorporate these into the quilt top here's what I did for my modern rail fence I put the extra pieces in the middle of the back in the disappearing nine-patch I made a fancy diagonal section again on the back side in the 3 layer cake cool I had a lot of pieces left over so I made a large patchwork section for this guy now instead of using the matching

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s in their quilt today we are going to make a separate project we're gonna make a

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I have

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s here from gigliola projects and they're all different projects here so I've got colorful ones I've got some boutiques I've got some old-fashioned prints we've got some reds and grays and I happen to have some neutral strips here leftover and if you don't have any neutral strips you might want to cut a few if you want to make it all

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py it'll be a lot

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colorful but it will look better if you mix in some neutrals so here is what we're going to be making we're going to be making some patchwork units with our

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py pieces and colorful pieces in here the outside parts here are going to be what I'm using for my neutrals and those need to be whole jelly roll strips width of fabric jelly roll strips these ones can be done with smaller pieces then we're going to...
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need some colorful long strips here again they can those can either be long or they can be pieced so we're gonna start off with this section here we're going to start with two of our neutral strips and then we're going to get some

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s so these are

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s from projects that are all at least 5 inches long take your first strip here and take one of the

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pieces and stitch it on to the edge we're just going to use a quarter inch seam then we're just gonna grab another

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piece I'm gonna grab a different color and I'm gonna put this one on to the strip so I'm just putting the edges right next to themselves here and I'm not going to worry if it's perfectly straight and keep stitching so just keep adding pieces until you've got your whole strip covered with

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s now we're going to finger press and we're going to press these seam allowances towards the

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py pieces and away from the long piece now we want to add this strip to this side and the easiest way to do this is to flip this whole thing over even up these ends here and start at the top again use your quarter inch seam and when you come to where these two pieces go together just make sure you've got it laying nice and flat all the seam allowances are pressed towards the center I ended up a little bit now we're going to sew cut so I'm going to take this to my cutting board and I'm gonna line it up on one of the lines here my glasses and I'm...
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gonna make my first cut to neaten it up and I'm gonna go beyond any crooked cuts here and beyond any of the selvages now we are going to cut this into two and a half inch pieces so I'm going to be able to get that one and one

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from this color and then I'm not going to be able to use this part so I'm gonna make a fresh straight cut here so that I'm cutting off just a little bit of the blue we won't use that at all and now we'll do another two and a half inch piece so I'm going to keep cutting this whole strip unit to get these guys here and anytime I get to the end and I can't get a whole piece I'll make a fresh cut just cutting a teeny bit off of the next one all right I can't quite get one out of that guy so these are all of these pieces that I got and I only had a little bit of leftovers so I'm going to repeat this process four

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times so I will have made a total of five of the strip units and get them all cut up into two and a half inch pieces all of these little strip units are all done now one thing to keep in mind if you happen to have

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s that are in two-and-a-half inch squares like I have here you can just sew these together like this and you will get the exact same product this just went fast because I had a lot of longer strips so I've stitched some of these guys up from my

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s and I'm going to mix them right in with those now we're going to take these little strip units and we are going to...
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stitch them together so they're going to be like this so let's take the first two pieces put them right sides together move that out of the way and I'm lining it up so these intersections this intersection right here matches so I'm going to hold that with my fingers and I'm going to start right at the end even though there's only one layer and just stitch all the way along this edge and stitch all the way off the far end now we're going to open this up and finger press and this little piece here you can finger press right along your thread so it's just folded back there right along where we stitched and that's why I stitch off the end because it makes it easier to fold now the next piece same procedure flip it over line up that intersection and stitch all the way along the edge here's the row all stitched together and I made three rows exactly like this and each one has 17 of these squares in it so here's how you iron it I'm going with the grain I'm not stretching it because the it'll stretch this way because it's it's bias but if you go with the direction of the patchwork as you iron and just stick all those seams right now they are all going to the left and I'm curling this one under along its stitching line even though it's not stitched to anything there it's it's folded back a quarter-inch and don't worry if it doesn't stay folded because we're going to be trimming this off so if...
yours happens to go like that it doesn't really matter but it helps you straighten it if you kind of pinch it and pull right there and iron all the way down the row even though I have it ironed nice and flat I like to make sure it's straight so here's an easy way to do that get a long ruler and just make sure that those tips of the patchwork are all right along the edge of that ruler and then give it one

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steam press and that will keep it completely straight now we want to trim this nice and straight so I'm gonna put my ruler a quarter inch beyond all of these tips and I'm not gonna try to do the whole thing all at once I'm just gonna do a couple of spots pull those away make sure I've got this straightened up and then just keep going all the way down the road once you have those long sides trimmed you're also going to want to trim off the ends here and I need to trim it too right here so I'm gonna go 1/4 inch beyond this line here so it's gonna be a lot easier if I turn it around so if I'm gonna line this up on one of the lines and I'm going to put my ruler so it's about a quarter inch beyond that intersection there make sure it's straight you give yourself a little

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than a quarter inch if you like so do that on both ends so both ends are nice and square we've got three Patrick Rose all stitched and trimmed and you can see I've used metallics batik s-- prints with words all kinds of different prints but...
they all look pretty good the next step we want to do is to put some face between and on the ends of these and I have some jelly roll strips left over so that's great because they're about the right length so I'm gonna put some of these out now if you want to keep using your

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s you can stitch your

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s into a row that will go in the middle I would keep it all in one color family otherwise it might start to look you know too too busy so I used a bunch of different blues here but they all make a nice border so I'm gonna pick out some nice colors here and I'll show you how to stitch them onto the patchwork exceptions there are the colors that I'm going to use so now I'm going to trim these jelly roll strips so they're the exact length of my patchwork strips then we'll stitch them on because the patchwork rows are all bias I am going to pin these parts on so that nothing will stretch when I stitch it now even though I pinned this piece on the top it's actually going to be a lot easier if we stitch from this side because we can see where our intersections are and we can make sure we aren't going to stitch over the points on this Patrick here so I'm just gonna take this pin out and start at this end here and stitch right along the edge but I can then make sure that the point here is not getting cut off when I stitch a little

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I can show you easier it's all ironed it's all flat now you could be finished right now you...
could go ahead and Colt it I think that it might look better if we put a border on each end so there's one option is to just put on a straight border on each side but I think it will look better if I angle it off just a little bit and make the end of the

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pointed here's how we're going to cut those ends off I'm gonna take it over to the cutting

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and I'm gonna fold it exactly in half and I'm gonna put this cut edge along one of the straight lines here now I'm gonna get a pencil or a marking tool or something and get it straightened out here and I am going to mark over two inches here so I'm going to I'm gonna leave my pencil there because it's not showing very much but I'm gonna cut from this line right to the middle there so I'm gonna hold it down okay there's my two-inch line there and I'm gonna head right for the corner there and I'm just gonna cut this off now that's a nice easy angle there it's not too extreme but I think that the border like that will just give it a little bit of a point and that'll look really good so I'm gonna go ahead and do the other edge the same way to stitch this border on just leave a little bit extra at the beginning and we're just gonna use a quarter inch seam and go all the way along this edge so we just have to so beyond where the patchwork part is here then you can just a veer off now will finger press this this way and we'll take it back to the...
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now we're just gonna trim off the extra so I'm gonna line up my ruler with the edge of my cut part here and cut off this excess here and I'll do the same thing on this side so that it's nice and even then we'll be ready to stitch the border onto here so again leave a little bit of extra at the beginning here couple inches put it right sides together and Stitch along here you can start all the way down here even though it isn't two layers and be careful you don't stretch the patchwork

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down here because this edge will stretch a little bit if you're not careful the

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top is all done now you could put this on a quilting machine if you like on the long arm I'm gonna do a flip finish so I'm gonna put this right sides together on top of the back and I've got that on top of the batting and I'm going to pin around all edges and I'm gonna sew around all and I'm gonna leave a little opening here and I'm gonna flip it right side out and then do a little bit of quilting and it'll be all done I have the

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all done and you can see how many different kinds of prints are used in here this is from my last three or four projects and then I added a few that I'm not sure where I got them from this one it's asian with gold metallic here's a floral a blue metallic we've got grunge Civil War numbers so really a large variety of prints but they all look good because my background...
here is pretty uniformly light now if your

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s from your project happen to be all light you could use a dark neutral here and you would still get them to show up very nicely it turned out 16 by 45 inches but of course you can make this really whatever length you want and you could add

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rows you can even use this pattern to make a whole quilt it's really easy and it's a really good way to use up all these little two and a half inch

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pieces thanks for watching our tutorial today on how to make the

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