Sunday, August 28, 2011

EASY EASY CLAM SHELL TABLE RUNNER

Saturday as I was thinking (I know....I get myself into more trouble)..... I came up with this idea.


I used the Accuquilt Go Circle die, using the middle circle (3" in diameter) and came up with this table runner. If you would like a tutorial, give me time and I can come up with one. It is done by rows, starting with the top, you blanket stitch around each circle ( top only), See how easy it is???? Then you just work from row to row...and I use a glue stick to glue down the next row....let it dry and then blanket stitch....easy...easy...easy.


I had so many plans and so much that I needed to do but nope....the thought wouldn't leave my head (don't you just hate that?).....


I will say that after I trimmed the back of each row before starting another one that I had some waste. But look what you can do with the scraps from trimming....


Countless possiblities, making leaves.



You can use your scraps....and just forget about the waste. But there are so many out there that say the Accuquilt creates waste, I am here to tell you that it does not (least ways that is my opinion)....



Enjoy your day and don't forget about the "Pick Four" hop and giveaway below.
and Lynn tomorrow here



44 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

That is just the coolest. btw - book in mail tomorrow. Hugs

JustCindy said...

That is too cute and what a great idea. Great use of the scraps.

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

I love the clam shell's. I have the circle die, I just may give this a try. Just what I need another project, LOL!

Mary said...

Love what you did with the circles. It is a great idea. You always have super ideas for projects.

the running chicken quilting said...

What a great idea! I use a studio cutter so will try this out....thank you. I also have some trouble with blogger when I want to add comments...sometimes it just won't let me do so. It's a bit quirky!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Wonderful table runner! I love how the designs on the fabrics make it look all puffy.

Fiesta said...

Love the runner Barb. I might have to give it a try

evelyn said...

Love it! Love also your creative use of "scraps".

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

How clever are you?! I love your clamshell runner. What a cool idea!

I've had Blogger issues for a while now, but decided it must be operator error. :-)

sandra said...

Love the runner, especially in the black and white, think I might need one. Did you get touched by the storm at all? We were in Toronto on Sunday and we had some very high winds but that was all. Hope all is well,you sure are a busy lady . I just noticed your birthday is October 8, mine is Oct 1 both Libra ladies. Hmmm Blessings Sandra

Yvette said...

I love black and white! Looks great.

Hands Sew Full said...

That is lovely Barb! I really have to get my Go! going! That is a great idea. I was contemplating a clam shell quilt but the cutting was not a plus....the circle idea is great!

shahann said...

LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing that. I can already see my reds/whites with this!

Jean said...

That's a cute quick project. Love it in B&W. Classic. I'm all about quick projects today... Trying to get one done myself.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

LOVE,LOVE, LOVE your runner. As for blogger I am not having a problem. BUT your button on my blog say's photobucket- the image has been moved or deleted?

Mrs.Pickles said...

Wow that table runner is beautiful!!

Denise in PA said...

Love the runner and would love a tutorial. The scrap flower is so cute!

Lynn said...

I love the scrap flower! I've had problems with Blogger today too. I couldn't preview my post this morning.

wackywoman said...

It is really, really nice. Excellent!

Wendy said...

This is wonderful! I love the black and white.....great job!

Cheryl Willis said...

thanks alot, now I am thinking I need the circle die. I do agree there is not much 'waste' with the dies, I can cut multiple kits from stash working my way down to crumbs.
I am happy with my GO and dies.cw

Deanna said...

That is a really interesting tablerunner! Oh. My. Goodness. I can see why you had to go to work on it right away. It could have made your head explode otherwise. That was an idea that would fight to get out.

Barb said...

I love the idea of making clamshell design out of circles. Love the black and white design and the extra flower you made with the scraps--very creative!

You button to grab is also missing on your blog and disappeared from mine with a message--just to let you know!

Crispy said...

What a great little quilt. Love how your mind works :0) Sorry can't help you with the blogger thing, probably a glitch on their part and will eventually be fixed.

Crispy

QuiltSue said...

Woww, how clever is that? It looks fabulous. I'm just so glad I don't have the circle die, else I'd be detouring to try that right now!

Ivory Spring said...

Very clever!

Jan said...

Love the clam shell--especially in the black and white---going to have to give that a try with my AccuQuilt GO!

Needled Mom said...

It looks great and I love what you did with the scraps.

kpaints said...

Love that design and totally love the black and white! Great job.

Carrie P. said...

great idea in that brain of yours. love it.

mblittle5 said...

Wow, you are BRILLIANT!!! This is such a cool quilt. I've made a clamshell quilt using Barbara Barber's technique and ruler - much easier than hand sewing. But this is even easier yet! And you could layer your quilt sandwich and your blanket stitch becomes your quilting! LOVE IT!!!

sewmeow said...

Love it....you are one very clever lady! Thanks for sharing that with us.

I agree..no waste, just gotta think outside the box and 'play'.

Debi said...

Love the clam shells table runner! I had this problem and was told to go back through each post until you found the one that has this problem, then you will need to correct it in the html code of that particular post.

Janet said...

That's such a brilliant idea and it turned out lovely. It looks dramatic in black and whites.

Linda said...

I love it...so cute. It is great in the black and white.

I agree, there's little waste with the Accuquilt Go. The scraps can be used elsewhere and it's fun to come up with ways to use them.

ButtonMad said...

Fabulous idea...you are so clever Barb....so creative...

Can I ask what is possibly a silly question...is the glue stick you used specially for fabric....and does it not show through the material?
Jen

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

It looks amazing, what a clever idea and I love what you did with the scraps!

Tangos Treasures said...

Awesome! Looks great!

Elizabeth said...

Super cute! I love the B&W fabrics and that is an awesome idea! I have that die ... I might have to make one too!

xo -E

Barb said...

what an awesome idea! so clever. the B&W looks great -

Rhonda said...

Love the scrappy clamshells and as everyone has stated, what a great way to use up your scraps!!

Barbara said...

Very nice, Barb, especially the clamshells!

Jean said...

This is so cute! Love it, especially in the black and whites.

Krista said...

I love this!!! It is neat with the way the black and white designs play off each other.