Half Pint

When I was little, I LOVED the Little House on the Prairie series.

One of my fondest memories is from the end of my second grade year.

Our school was closing and the librarian brought me to the library on one of my last days.

She gave me the entire series of books.

I still have it.

I can’t wait to revisit the series when my kids are old enough to enjoy it!

I was browsing through the sale section on the Missouri Star Quilt site, and found a Little House on the Prairie charm pack.

I used MSQCo’s tutorial for the ZigZag Table Runner, to make my daughter a dresser runner.

Although, I opted not to make the ZigZag design, I made the runner using her tutorial to seam, topstitch and attach the batting.

This was a great way to practice my stitching and quilting.

I joined a Facebook Group, Quilting for Beginners, and picked up an awesome tip to help me sew a straight line.

DON’T WATCH THE NEEDLE.

I’m sure this is common knowledge, but I could’ help but watch my needle…no wonder my lines were all wonky.

Also, I saw on Man Sewing (during a tutorial with his daughter), he was using a fabric guide.

I purchased a magnetic fabric guide and that helped tremendously also.

Also, randomly, I found a magnetic pin holder in the discount bin for $2.00-LIFE CHANGING!!

Seriously, drop a pin, just wave this over the floor.

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I chose my layout:

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Worked hard to sew straight lines and match up my seams:

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And ended up with a super cute runner:

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I used a simple navy cotton for the backing, no border.

I didn’t push my luck by quilting too much.

I’m quite happy with how it turned out!

I plan on using random charm packs to make a new machine cover for my Necchi SupernovaIMG_5786

My Harry Potter cover doesn’t fit that machine.

Next up, a Jelly Roll Race quilt top (also using a MSQ tutorial).

Have a wonderful week!

Linked to: The Quilting Room with Mel

Live Randomly Simple

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