Finished UFO

IMG_0859I wonder why I have so many UFOs.  There has to be a reason.  This week, I made a table runner from a stripped piece that I had spiraled.  I learned this technique in a pocket book class in Vermont.  I’m not sure why we did this.  I never did make a pocket book from that class.


IMG_0855This is how to spiral.  Fold a piece of fabric down at a 45 degree angle.  Place the machine needle 1/4″ from all sides at the point of the top fabric.



IMG_0856turn fabric so sides meet and sew to the end.

Press the tube flat.IMG_0857




IMG_0858cut up one side and the fabric will now be on a diagonal.




Now I know why I did not finish the UFO.  Stripes do not line up when doing this.  Some UFOs should be “left of the back seat of a bus” or at least tossed into the mile a minute bin,  I will be more careful in choosing UFOs in the future.  Some are not worth finishing.

Happy quilting.

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