by toogie 10d ago

Hi Cuties, this is my 'work in progress'. I needed a new table runner. My table is exceptionally long about 110 inches, so I make my own. I thought I would make a red/white/blue since I could use it in June, before July 4th through Sept, Labor Day.

I wanted to make it a color, as not to show if any BBQ sauce got on it but honestly, it is p-r-e-t-t-y busy. I'm afraid I may get dizzy just working around the table.
I did play with the two pieces on the bed, before sewing the narrow ends together. It's too small for a quilt. I could border it with a color and give it as a throw, though. Just not sure what to make of it....so I'm not quilting while undecided. Which way do you like it?

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by jerrib 7d ago

What a stunning table runner. I love the Bargello look. Great job.

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toogie by toogie 7d ago

Thank you, I’m still working on it.

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by toogie 7d ago

for pennyhal2-As you can see in this pic I do label each strip in order that they go. I don't trust that they will stay on the ironing board. # 10, 11. 12 are all cut 1 inch and already sewn together. That is the center. @9 and 13 are the red check ends and they are cut 1 1/4 inch so you start pretty small.

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by pennyhal2 7d ago

Oh my goodness! This is unbelieveable! Laying everything out is a good way to make sure you have everything in the right order. With my luck, the puppy would grab all the ends and run off with them. I admire your precision in stitching everything so perfectly. I ususally end up with "good enough" but my goal is to be able to do what you do so well. Thanks for the pictures about how you did it. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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toogie by toogie 7d ago

Hi I answered above as it wouldn't let me add a pic in with your comment. I'm sure yours are better than 'good enough.'

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by hoplessnz 8d ago

Hi there I am mostly a lurker .... what a fabulous job you have done as well as teaching yourself you do some amazing work do you ever sleep ? Do you have any good sites { for a beginner} that you would recommend to read up on this. i am dabbling at the moment but not to sure what I am doing its hard by yourself with no one to ask questions to . I belong to a very small group of embroiderers and feel like i need something to get the grey matter going after lock down . Unfortunately we dont have access to the fabric stores here that you have . To have it couriered or posted is astronomical even from Australia . We do have 2 stores from Australia here Spotlight and Lyncraft but we seem to get the left overs I feel . It is Winter here in New Zealand and today it is 7 degrees and is a good day to stay inside and read .
Keep on quilting
Hugs
Hilda

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toogie by toogie 8d ago

I don't mind at all trying to help you, but let us email or pm and go from there. I really need to know what you already know and what you're looking for, or exactly what you want to make. I am not a 'teacher' but I will help, if I can. I will leave you my email address in a pm.

As for as fabric stores here, I have no idea if they are open or not. My dh and I stay home. All these fabrics are from my stash, I maybe should be embarrassed to say (lol) but I'm not. I'm prepared-lol
It's a good day to stay in here too, in the air conditioning! It's in the 90 degrees here.

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by toogie 9d ago

I added this to show sewdeb a smaller one. I use it on back of my loveseat so the sun doesn’t fade my loveseat. I made the same mistake on both. I forget to take one of the middle rows out, from the green holly in center across to the other green holly shouldn’t be in there. Same thing for my long runner. The white with navy stripe row should have been omitted. If I keep making them I might finally get one right!😂🤣

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sewdeb by sewdeb 9d ago

Thanks, Toogie! I might just have to break down and give it a go.

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by dailylaundry 9d ago

Wow, this is so impressive - I love see how you did it with the strips. You are so amazing - what talent!! I wish we lived close to each other - I could learn a lot from you!! Hugs, Laura

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

That’s a nice thought, to live close to a fellow Cuties. You can learn like me if not from me. I learn a lot from Internet. Like my kids remind me all the time, just google!😉😂

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by stork 9d ago

Love your bargello!!! They are some of my favorite to make problem is I haven't kept one for myself yet.

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

I now have two. Now I’m undecided to quilt it with batting or just back it like Angie suggested. It just hangs over about 3 -4 inches each end. By time it’s quilted it will shrink some and I don’t want it to poke straight out. I wish it hung down a little more-

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by sewpam 9d ago

Wow, That is soooo cool!!

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

Lol- thanks Pam

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by dlonnahawkins 9d ago

Beautiful Toogie. My table is long too, but I have 2 of the leaves out. LOL And I, too, think a table runner. I remember doing something similar a long time ago with my youngest granddaughter. Not the bargello type, but sewing strips and making a tube and cutting. It was something she did for scouts when she was about 6 or 7, and she did a small around the world quilt. Good memories.

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

My table was a homemade table we bought used, at an estate sale. The ten chairs were bought chairs and are all heavy. I bought the set at auction for $350 if I remember rightly. That was 15 years ago.

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by mops Moderator 9d ago

I love it as a table runner, the #5-#6 one. Looks fab!

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

Thanks mops!

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by anitapatch 9d ago

You are a real artist

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

Not me, but whom ever made up this pattern is!

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by oaro 9d ago

This is beautiful for sure

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

Thanks

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by dragonflyer 9d ago

Table runner for sure...

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

check

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by sewdeb 9d ago

Oh, wow! This is stunning, Toogie! I, too, love #6 (table running). I've never gotten up enough courage to try a bargello quilt - kudos to you! (LOL, spellcheck wanted me to try a Barbarella quilt!!! 🤣)

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

Smart phones want to make me say things I didn't say too, Deb if you ever make one, you will laugh at yourself for not trying soon. Try a small runner and you will be amazed at how easy. I haven't made a quilt like this, but I would think it would be much easier, as you most likely would not start re-cuts at 1 inch. I say, go for it girl!

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by mrskiki 10d ago

Love #6 as a table runner. It will wake you up in the morning! Beautiful. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

lol-Nan my SIL said it looked psychedelic. I told him old hippies would like it then-lol-Thanks-stay well-Toogie

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by pennifold 10d ago

Definitely as a table runner - it is OUTSTANDING!!!

P.S. I hope you get to use it for July 4th celebrations.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thank you Chris. I take that as meaning you really like it-lol
Sadly, we are not having our regular 4th family get together, because too many people socializing.

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by marianb 10d ago

Amazing love the flow of pattern. Marian

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thanks Marian

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by shirley124 10d ago

I like photo 5. But which ever you choose will look great. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thanks Shirley, 5 is a close up the center of #6- I couldn’t get it all in a picture from the side center.

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by asterixsew Moderator edited 10d ago

Toogie how ever you decide to sew this its going to be stunning

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thank you

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by graceandham 10d ago

Naive little me. I thought picture number one was the runner and thought, how pretty. Then I scrolled on down...

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10d ago

My thoughts too

toogie by toogie 10d ago

It sure could have been 😉😃- is have been through a little quicker🤣

toogie by toogie 10d ago

corrected-I would have been through a little quicker

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by crafter2243 Moderator 10d ago

Wow that was a lot of work. I still like it as a table runner like on picture 5. I think if you were to add a small dark border it would frame it a bit more. I love the flow of the pattern. If you were to use it as a table runner I would not use any batting but another piece of material maybe with applique on it, to make it reversible.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

That is how I made my last long runner, which I made like a 10 minute runner. If you think it would be ok without batting I will consider it. I do like the small one I made like this. I quilted it close and used a thin flat batting. I use it on my sofa back.
Angie this design goes really fast because you’re not having to piece itty bitty pieces. Although I must say, the 3 center strips are cut 1inch!

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by jenne 10d ago

love it.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thank you

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