Straight Laced

Stretch yourself beyond cotton fabrics and the straight stitch on your sewing machine. Experiment with your machine's decorative stitches as you couch wool strips on this folk art table runner.
Materials

  • 11-x-26-inch rectangle of black felted wool (applique foundation)
  • 9-x-24-inch rectangle of brown felted wool (background applique)
  • 6-x-18-inch rectangle of pink felted wool (flower appliques)
  • 3-x-9-inch rectangle of red felted wool (flower center appliques)
  • 2-x-12-inch strip of green felted wool (leaf appliques)
  • 60-1/4-inch-wide felted wool strips in assorted colors, varying in length from 2 to 12 inches (couched strips)
  • Scraps of cream wool roving
  • 1/4 yard solid black (binding)
  • 3/8 yard backing fabric
  • Variegated thread
  • Lightweight fusible web
  • 36-gauge felting needle
  • Foam block for needle punching
  • White chalk

Finished quilt: 11 x 26 inches

Measurements include 1/4-inch seam allowances.

Kit: To order a wool fabric kit (batting, backing, and binding not included), send $48 ppd. (within U.S.) to Joined at the Hip, 547 1st Ave. SE, Britt, IA 50423; www.joinedatthehip.com.

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