My daughter-in-law Diana wanted to learn how to quilt so we decided to have a sewing day and I would teach her the basics. I made her appliqued table runners last Christmas and ever since she has wanted to know how to do it. At first I thought we would start with a runner but then I wanted her to know the basic technique of patchwork first. So I decided to teach her how to do a 3" square patchwork table centerpiece - just to let her get the feel of the 1/4" seam allowances and the importance of sewing straight and pressing well. As you can see, she did a fantastic job. By the time we were done she completed a 15"x18" table centerpiece to use for Christmas. And when I say complete I mean complete. She cut the fabric, sewed perfect 1/4" seams, sewed them back together, pinned it with the batting and backing, machine quilted it, sewed her binding on AND hand sewed the binding in place - all in one day! Now she has the bug! Really, really bad!!! I knew it would happen. I warned her! The quilting bug bit me about 22 years ago and I still feel it!!! Great job Diana!!!
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