Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It was too hot to Go! outside...

So I made this. A variation of the Patriotic Placemat.
I bought red hand towels (again Walmart, we only have a True Value and a Walmart.
Not a lot of shopping choices without driving 30 minutes.)
This time I used my Go! cutter. I was able to get the Star Die just in time for the 4th of July. I have been proclaiming for a month that I have zero, zilch in the patriotic decor area.
I set out to change that, and it I did!!

In case you are interested, I used light weight heat n bond for this project too.
I used the scraps from the Patriotic Pinwheel runner and ironed them onto the heat n bond. I did this in 6" strips which happen to work pretty well with the Star die.
Here is my first cut.
And the 'waste'. I have been reading reviews that there is waste with the Go! cutter.
Here's what I did with my waste.
Cut them to manageable scraps....
Put them on a star that was the appropriate size and put it through the Go! again.
Stars, stars, stars....more than I need.
Like the placemat I sewed the stars with a straight stitch to tack them in place because these will be washed.
I am pleased with the result.
I feel the holiday growing on me, along with my decor!


Needled Mom said...

Boy....the Go would be so much faster than cutting those out by hand!

AnnieO said...

So cute! I love the fabrics you used, very energizing for the 4th of July celebrating. And this year we get a paid holiday with our 4th, yay!

Sarah Craig said...

Cute cute cute!! Still haven't made it to WalMart - the two-year old has been masquerading as the spawn of Satan this week...... ;-)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love this one too!! Looks like I need to put the star die on my shopping list AND some red towels... for next year, of course!

SewCalGal said...

Very cute.


Jean @ Quilted Cupcake said...

What a clever idea. I love having pretty towels. Makes the icky job of cleaning a little happier! Nice work.

Quilted Quickies said...

Great way to use your "GO"...gotta love it! Have a great 4th of July!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Pretty cool, Vickie!

Donna S. said...

How cute. Love them

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

Darling! I need to get that star die!

Karen said...

Love it. I have the Studio machine and use the stars a lot. Way cute!!!!