APPLES & QUILTS PART 4

apple graphicOur 4th & final part in the THURSDAY APPLES & QUILTS is another fruity fabric table topper……yes, yes, I know… I was determined to make a dent in my stash! We are giving you both Part 3 & Part 4 today……BONUS……as we had to make room for an additional post……yes, exciting things coming up.

Once again the apples & pears were cut up into squares & then sewed together with 1/4 inch seams using the JANOME 1/4 INCH FOOT.  Then the 4 patch block was cut up again and sewed together in  a split 4 patch technique.

Once again the apples & pears were cut up into squares & then sewed together with 1/4 inch seams using the JANOME 1/4 INCH FOOT. Then the 4 patch block was cut up again and sewed together in a split 4 patch technique.

A  2 1/2 inch black cotton border was added and the quilt top was sandwiched with batting & backing. Quilting was done using the Acufeed Flex Ditch Quilting foot using a decorative stitch in the stitch and between the fruity print and black border – a variegated green & yellow cotton thread was used.

SCALLOP BINDING: The binding was similar to the PIPED binding featured in Part 3 last Thursday 18th September, except that instead of the piping, a scallop trim is applied to the binding strips before it is sewed onto the quilt. The scallop trim is simple to make: cut bias strips of the apple print fabric, fold them wrong sides together and stitch the folded edge with a blind hem stitch with maximum thread tension to create the distinct scallop edge.  Refer to the blog post on 22 August 2014 to see another use of this same scallop trim (Blog post : Summer Sewing Part 3). Full instructions of how to do this scallop binding may be found on the Ricky Tim’s Grand Finale DVD I referred to in Part 3 of Thursday Apple Quilts.

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Alternatively, store bought ric-rac can be used instead of the scallop trim made with a blind hem stitch on our Janome sewing machines. The ric-rac can either be sewed to the binding or can also be tucked under the binding when it is turned over to sew down. Both options look really  sharp.

ric rac binding 2

binding embellished with ric-rac

binding embellished with ric-rac

 

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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