Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Table Topper Part II

Last night I finished binding the two table toppers and I think they turned out pretty splendid (at least my 4 year old thinks so). I let her choose which one to keep and which one to give away, so we are keeping the one with the "spider web" design on the back. It looks nice in our living room:
The binding is completely machine attached. I have been honing my machine binding skills lately and I think I'm getting pretty good at it. It just takes a little patience and a lot of pinning. I entered a couple quilts in the county fair recently (third was my highest placing), and on one table runner the judge wrote "interesting binding" as a comment on the back of my card. Not sure what he/she meant by that. Interesting=good or Interesting=do it by hand next time. I gotta tell you, though, I don't think I will ever hand sew binding on anything ever, ever, ever again in my life. I just don't have it in me. The only think I'll ever hand sew will be hems that need to be repaired, and if I ever learn how to use my serger, I might never have to hand sew in my life again!
Stay tuned as I share some easy Halloween crafts you can do with your kids. Not all of them involve sewing, but they are guaranteed to be fun! Also, coming up will be a countdown to Christmas with great homemade gift ideas for kids that you can make either with or for a child.

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