Saturday, November 14, 2009

Quick Directions for the Christmas Pinwheel Runner

The Pinwheels are made with 5" [charm] squares. 2 of each print for the pinwheel blades and 2 of each for the white.

The Table Runner is approx. 72" long and 12" wide.

In between the 8 Pinwheel's are 1" sashing [finished] {so cut @ 1 1/2" x 8"}


I bordered it with 2" sashing [finished] {cut @ 2 1/2" strips}


Each Pinwheel block is approx. 7 1/2" Square [finished].

Table Runner is sewn with 1/4" seam's. 1. Follow the tutorial on MBS for the Pinwheel blocks.

2. Add 1 1/2" x 8" white piece on two sides of Pinwheel block EXCEPT the last two. [ends] 3. Sew 2 1/2" borders to each side than 1 on top and 1 on bottom /ends.

4. Back, Quilt, and Bind as preferred.

Tah Dah! Easy Peasy as they say. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for anyone who makes this project, or any of my projects, to post them over at my FLICKR group! HERE. ;o)

Oh ! And you must see this FUN Tutorial for dressing up a Dollar Store Stocking! One of my most popular Posts...
<u>Dollar Store Stocking!</u>

NOTE: I have been asked recently if I allow the duplication of my projects for selling at Craft Shows and Bazaars? The answer is YES!

For many years I was able to be a Stay At Home Mom to our 3 boys because of my little Cottage Industry. If it wasn't for all the talented gals and guys who allowed the buyers of their patterns to duplicate them for Craft Shows and Bazzar's I wouldn't have been able to help my husband financially provide for our family from the comfort of our own home. {all the while taking care of our boys.}

I am very grateful to those that didn't have a problem with little ol' me making 10 or 20 of their project from their pattern to sell. So please, feel free.

Of course I would be most appreciative of the credit when possible. and of course I would LOVE to see what you have created.

I know this can be a hot topic and I'm not looking for a debate. I love what I do, and I love sharing what I make. I'm not looking to become a millionaire off my pinwheel table runner. But if I can help someone make some extra money, especially in these hard economic times, then I'm a Happy Camper!

I LOVE Blog Land. There is so much inspiration out there. I love that we inspire each other. And I'm flattered that you would like my pattern enough to want to make it! Soooooo....


Happy Sewing!

48 comments:

Andrea said...

I so appreciate your comment about duplicating and selling. That is very meaningful to me, even though I don't make several things (I'm lucky if I can churn out one!) But knowing your attitude towards this makes me appreciate you as a blogger and as a craft artist as well. Thanks!

Patty said...

You are talented, kind and very generous.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Jodi, this looks so fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

CJ said...

Thanks for the detailed instructions. My 1/2 charm pack will be on its way to me next week and I want to get started on this ASAP! I would love to have it on my verrrry long dining room table for the Christmas season. Thanks too for your generosity in sharing your ideas/patterns for anyone to duplicate and sell. I make a few things here and there and it is great when designers give that green light.

CJ said...

So is there no white sashing on the outside edge of either end block?? I can't tell from the photo and I am not sure what you are saying about it in your directions. LOVE your backing! SWEET!! I have been making all of my runners reversible (only 3 so far but...).
A question - does a striped fabric cut on the bias make a barber pole binding?? I am trying to decide what to get for the binding of this.

Reese said...

You are the sweetest! I can't wait to start.
Women don't support one another as often as we should, pet peeve. I love your duplication comments.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Jodi, you are one incredibly AWESOME lady! I hope all you give to others comes back ten-fold to you and yours!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the tutorial and mostly for the generous sharing!

Needled Mom said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Jodi. I am like you in that if someone wants to make anything I do....feel free. It's a form of flattery that I can handle and it's not like I am going to make a zillion!!!

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Jodi.
Thank you for the tutorial. And I am excited about the fabric I purchased from your Etsy shop! :o)
That is sweet of you to promote others that could possibly sell their creations. I created jewelry for the longest time and as a stay at home / homeschooling mom of two, it was a giant blessing to sell my items and contribute to our family's finances. I would love to teach anyone how to create jewelry too, and maybe they too can benefit from the selling side of things. :o)
Have a wonderful evening!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Ps. I will post my table runner once I finish and let you know too. :o)

Diane said...

lov'n the pinwheels! I made a couple for halloween table runners using pinwheels as well as one with the red french generals.... none for Christmas yet so maybe I'll try your design with the sashing! thanks!

Susan said...

You are so generous to allow your patterns to be used to make things to sell! I make cards and sell them in my little Etsy shop, and I asked another blogger once if I could use one of her designs for cards for my shop. She said no (although very graciously), and I was so disappointed. I understand and support the right to your work, but really . . . most of us are not threats to each other! Although I don't make quilts (yet!), I do appreciate your generosity in allowing your patterns to be used. And I think I'm going to try your runner!

Heidi said...

I think I'm going to be making this table runner for my Mom. Love it! Thank you for sharing.

I also love your attitude about duplication and such! None of us are inventing the wheel.. and we should feel flattered when someone runs with one of our ideas.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

You're so sweet! And that runner is just precious!
Brenda

Andrea said...

Jodi,
You are too sweet :). I'm anxiously awaiting my charm pack a'la you so I can get started just as soon as I close up my online shop for December. Right now I'm making 4 Christmas "Whirly Gig" runners for this coming weekends bazaar. I'll be sure to share photos when they are done.

Happy Sewing!

calicodaisy said...

Thanks for the great ideas and tutorials. Your blog is always bright and pretty.

Melanie said...

I got fabric for this today. Except I'm going to do it like the MBS tut and use different fabric for each pinwheel spoke (????). I'm still new to all this quilting stuff and I always jump on an easy project!
I'll post on Flickr when it is done!

badlandsquilts said...

this is just a cute project to share... I am looking for some quick projects for teacher gifts! Thanks for the great idea.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE looking at your blog and have been inspired by many of your projects. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents.

Catherine said...

Thanks for the great instructions for your oh so pretty table runner. I just also wanted to commend you on generous attitude towards the selling of products made from your patterns. As you say we don't want to be millionaires but just want to contribute to the family income. What goes around comes around.

greetingarts said...

I love and appreciate your note, Jodi. I didn't think it was possible to like your beautiful projects even more than I already did, but... I think I do now.

Anne D said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. It is so quick and easy and looks great!Although I don't make things to sell (far to slow)I think it is a great way to stay at home and make a little extra. It is very generous of you to let people use your designs

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

while the idea of quilting still intimidates me, i really appreciate your generosity. as a SAHM who dabbles in crafting & selling, i thank you for you kindness of sharing your patterns with us.

Anna said...

Thank you for sharing this quick tutorial. I find your blog inspirational and thank you for taking the time to share with all of us.

Colleen said...

I just wanted to pop in and tell you that I loved this post! The table runner is adorable too! =:O)

Jenn said...

Jodi,
It's so refreshing to know there are folks like you out there who are not trying to, as you say, make a million off a design or something and are willing to allow others to use your ideas and patterns. People can get so caught up in "mine, mine, mine...look, but don't touch" that it's very depressing. Everything you said touches my heart and re-warms my feelings about certain things in blogland! God bless yoU!

Blasé said...

I could easily sleep on that!

L Johnson said...

Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

eamylove said...

I echo the appreciation for making your wishes known and supporting those who craft for sale. Some people love the stuff but don't want to (or don't know how to) make it themselves.

PunkiePie said...

Thank you Jodi for posting the directions. To echo everybody here, you are very talented and generous!

Becky said...

Jodi, everyone else has already said it so I will just agree :) Thank you for the tutorial, the permission and for being you! Hugs, Becky

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for sharing and thanks for being so generous. Bless you.

Sew It Up! said...

Thanks you so much for saying what you said. It's so very true about us women having to support one another. I simply love the backing fabric! I'll have to make this table runner for a gift now. Or maybe just for me :o)

Thank you for sharing!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love this runner thank you for sharing!!!

cathleen said...

Jodi, you are such a sweetheart, sharing this pinwheel tutorial. I LOVE it!!!

Kate said...

Kudos on your sharing attitude!! It looks as though God has blessed you and I pray He will continue to richly poor out His blessing upon you and your family. :)

The tablerunner in now on my list of Christmas gifts to make.....and I'll actually be able to finish. LOL

Your blog is FABULOUS!

Doris Anne said...

Jodi,
I so agree with Andrea. I'm not a blogger, nor do I make things to sell, but I love that I can find such wonderful inspiration here on the web. This small place in which I live and dream in is made more friendly and beautiful by people such yourself. Thank you for being so generous with us.

Angie said...

Love the runner! You are very nice to share how to make this. I would love to be able to stay at home w/the kids and sew. What a joy it must have been to know that you were able to do that. I was able to stay home with our 5 children up until March of this year. I miss being at home now so much. My prayer is to return home to my family. For now I'll do what I can to help my DH but I still keep praying.

Hugs and Thank you for sharing.

Angie

Natalia said...

Adorable Jodi! I am going to post a link over @ Sew What! http://www.sewwhattoday.blogspot.com

rarely David usually Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it. You have inspired me. I am planning on making one similar this week!

Thanks even more for sharing and taking time to give us a tutorial.

A true, caring artist you are!

Melanie said...

Oh dear. I just made the pinwheel block and it finished at 9". I sat there and stared at it for a while because I don't know how that happened. Still don't. Maybe I wasn't sewing at a true 1/4"? GAH!

karen said...

Just came across your blog. Love your pinwheel table runner, but I love your kindness and generoisty even more!!!

Barbara said...

well, Christmas is rolling around again and I am making a couple of versions of your pattern with all the fabric that I did not sew ~last~ Christmas LOL -

thanks a lot for such a fun blog - I really do enjoy your home here

Michelle said...

Your blog has been such an inspiration to me to begin quilting again. Thank you for sharing your designs with us - that truly is a blessing that will keep on giving for years to come.
Blessings,
Michelle

merry said...

I recently retired so I'm just exploring the land of Pintrest and other online sources for inspiration. Your work is beautiful. I apppreciate your willingness to share your thoughts and ideas for others to use.

Daphne A. said...

I just came across your blog and love the table runner. Beautiful! I've been looking for a nice pattern to make one for awhile. I think this might be IT.

I'd like to add that not only your creativity, but your generosity is inspiring. Thank you.

nancy said...

Just in the middle of making this .
, cut my side strips 8" only to find out the block are 9" squares . mmm will have to put little blocks top and bottom of strip to make it work

miaismine said...

Wow! Your sweet spirit has inspired me to subscribe to your blog. Thank God not only for your beautiful patterns, but for your amazingly beautiful heart.

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