Press | Pretty Patches (UK) and Modern Quilts Unltd

Lots of love in the Nov/Dec 13 issue of Pretty Patches, including a giveaway promotion for new subscriptions featuring Elizabeth Olwen’s upcoming Grey Abbey. Also nods to Goodnight Moon and Fanfare. {really a lovely magazine}
In the Fall 13 issue of Modern Quilts Unltd there’s a super mod patchwork project for GeoCentric as well as a Mad Mend highlight. Lots of wonderful project ideas within.

Sew Mama Sew :: GeoCentric Bag Challenge

It was great fun to see the array of inventive and beautiful projects by the participants in the Sew Mama Sew GeoCentric Bag Challenge.

Here’s a wrap up and easy linkage to all the inspiring work. Well done, Ladies!

From Top Right, counter-clockwise to Lower Right:
  1. Leah from Sew Spoiled – Sew Spoiled Bag
  2. Stephanie from The Crafty Kitty – The Nature Explorer Bag
  3. Amanda from The Craft Junky – Snap Tote
  4. Cherie from Studio Cherie – Departure Satchel
  5. Kelly from Kelby Sews – Summer Totes
  6. Sherri from Rebecca Mae Designs Victoria Tote
  7. Mary from Mary on Lake Pulaski – Noodlehead’s Super Tote
  8. Emily from Mommy’s Nap Time The Long Thread Pleated Tote
  9. Melissa from A Happy Stitch Reversible Hobo
  10. Anjeanette from By Anjeanette – Pieced Tote

Simple Table Runner Tutorial

Time to update the credenza with something more vibrant. This project took about 1/2hr start to finish. Little time, big impact!
GeoCentric in ZigZag | Coral and as a back, Earth Solid from Nursery Basics.
Measure your table top. I subtracted 2″ from both lengths so that the wood of the table top would evenly frame the piece when finished. This table top was 46″ x 18″ – so, we measured our fabric to be 44″ x 16″.
Pin right sides together (lining up the edges) Stitch around perimeter using a 1/2″ seam allowance.


Stitch all around leaving a 3-4″ opening in order to turn inside out.


Clip the corners.


Turn inside out. Using a pointy object (like a bone folder) push out the corners to make them neat. Crease the edges and press, making sure to that the base fabric does not peek past the edge of the top fabric. Pin to hold in place.


Topstitch 1/4″ from edge all around, including the area that was open- this will seal it closed. Press well. Finished!