Patrick’s friend, Kay Capps Cross, joins him in his Quilt & Create Studio again this month where they discuss Patrick’s design for the Autumn Leaves table toppers which will be featured in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Quilting Celebrations magazine. Kay and Patrick show you how to piece the center checkerboard-style patchwork on the table runner using an “interlocking” technique to create perfectly matched corners. It’s time to start thinking about fall color and cooler weather!
The next segment is packed with tips for making satin-stitched fusible applique easy. Patrick demonstrates how to trace the applique templates for the Autumn Leaves table toppers onto Lite Steam-a-Seam for fusing and then teaches some valuable techniques for satin-stitching like a pro! If your satin-stitched points on inside and outside corners need work, Patrick will show you how to make them perfect while creating the elements for a colorful fall tablescape.
So you think longarm quilting machines are only for quilting bed-sized quilts? Think again! Patrick’s talented longarm quilting friend, Jessica Jones, is back for another segment to show you how you can quilt the Autumn Leaves table runner and placemats on the wonderful Gammill Vision longarm quilting machine. Jessica teaches us her mother’s “Dragon’s Breath” fill design, perfect for creating a blustery sky background for the falling leaves.
The pattern for the August Leaves table toppers will appear in the Fall/Winter issue of Quilting Celebrations, in shops and on newsstands September 27th. These pieces require bias-cut binding and you can find detailed instructions for cutting continuous bias binding here.