Saturday, September 25, 2010

A GO! Fall table runner tutorial!!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having a great day!

Here is my first tutorial ever!!!!

So bare with me!!

Here is the GO! when it is closed.
Here is the GO! when it is open.

I really like how sturdy it is. You can tell it is solid. It opens very easily.
This is the Triangle-Isosceles die. I have marked the lines of the shapes with a permanent marker as is recommended. I let it dry for a few minutes so that I wouldn't get any marker on my fabric.
I put my fabric over the die. I cut the fabric to a size just a bit wider then my shape.

Then, I put the mat over it and started cranking it through. I found it was easy to get it though.
Here it is going through the GO! Cutter. It does take a bit of strength, but not much.

Here is my fabric cut. There were a few threads that didn't cut,
 so I just took the scissors and snipped them.

This die came with a pattern for a little pillow.
 I like the design of the block, so I used it as my base pattern for my table topper.

I used two fabrics in each block. I took the two different prints and faced the triangles right sides together. I then started sewing them in pairs. As you can see in the picture above, I sewed them together starting from the tip of the triangle. It's best to sew it this way, because your points will match up better in the end.
 I chain pieced the four pairs together.
I then ironed the seams towards the dark fabric.

I then took two of my sewn pieces and matched the seams at the top point.
The seams should just nestle together nicely. I put a pin to keep it in place. Then sewed them together.
I ironed this seam in the same direction as the other seams. You can see in the photo that all the seams are going to the right. At this point, I trim the little dog ears.
Look at how nice the points meet.
You then sew both halves together.
The one above was the first one I did.
It's not the best. I got better as I made more.
I made 4 of these.
I wanted to make them into a block.
So, I cut a 5 1/2 inch square.
 Then cut it diagonally twice. That gave me four little triangles.
I pinned the little triangle to the corners of the block and stitched it on.
I ironed the seam towards the dark fabric.

This is a block. It is 10 1/2 inches unfinished.
I made four of these and sewed them together to make a table runner.
I added a 2 1/2 inch border all the way around the blocks.
Then, I basted it and quilted it, put the binding on, and VOILA!!!

Here is my finished table runner!!!

I hope you like it!

I have a few more tutorials coming up.
I really like the way the GO! is working up to now.
Once I use it a bit more, I will give you a full review.




call me crazy said...

It looks great Ariane! How fun!! :-)

paulette said...

Wow! I love this runner...I can see another die for my 'wish list'!! Thanks for sharing!

Fiesta said...

It is adorable. Great fabric selection.

Amy said...

Beautiful Ariane! I love your material choices too. Have I mentioned yet how jealous I am of your Go?? Lucky! I can't wait to see what you make next.

Darlene said...

Oh, Ariane - that's adorable. Great tutorial. :-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great Tutorial Ariane..and the table runner is stunning...fantastic colours....Looks like the "GO" the way to go....LOL

Weatherbee ;) said...

Great job on your first tutorial. And I LOVE the table's adorable! :)


Catherine said...

Great tutorial Ariane! Your fall table runner is beautiful. The Go cutter makes it so easy. Have fun with your new toy!

SewCalGal said...


This is excellent. Love it. First thing I've seen written about this die. Love it. Now I want to get this die! Inspirational. Love your table runner too.


Madame Samm said...

Oh Ariane, great this looks pretty easy to me...or should I say you may it look easy...great fabric choice too...
now this one is off to bed..
nighty nite

Sara said...

Pinwheel goodness:) Really great tutorial Ariane;)

Poppyprint said...

Great job on this beautiful table runner!! I love your design and the fall's so great. Now, I need to win a GO!

joan said...

Absolutely gorgeous and you did a great job on your first tutorial:)

Dianne said...

cute! hadn't really thought about that die too much...but i am now!

Cindy said...

Ariane, not only do I like it - I would love to make one - SOON !
And the way you have your finished tablerunner displayed is so darling.

You chose such cute, cute fabrics.

Michele said...

ariane, great tutorial! your directions and photos are very clear and concise; that's great. people are responding to the fact that there were no tutorials for this die... until now that is!!! you go girl!

Regina said...

I came here after seeing your post on Facebook. This runner is gorgeous! Great tutorial. I don't have a Go! yet but think I might have to try this. My points won't be nearly as nice but that's ok. ;) I became a follower. Can't wait to see more!

Quilt Hollow said...

Spiffy and your fast!! Glad to see it finally made it and your having a good time.

John'aLee said...

Great tutorial! We have the big one for our shoppe and love it. Especially for making jelly rolls for one of the patterns I have designed.
Love your blog!

sewmeow said...

Great job....beautiful table runner.

Lee said...

Very cute!

Linda said...

Great tutorial.... love the mixture of colours in the tablerunner.

Linda said...

great tutorial. love the mixture of colour in your tabletopper.

FABRICFROG said... make it look soooo easy...I'm really going to try this... I really love your colors too... Great Job...

Stray Stitches said...

What a great tutorial. It makes me want a GO! even more!!!!!

maree said...

Love those cute Santas - bet having the GO made them even cuter to whip up:) Oh to have one......ciao

AnnieO said...

Bautiful runner! I love that fabric line, whatever it is--pray tell?

Stitched With Prayer said...

Ariane, I have been wandering your blog since I dropped in for the GO! giveaway and I am so delighted to have found another blog to add to my 'visit every day' list. I love the table runner and tutorial and though I don't yet have a GO! I have my handy, dandy rotary cutter and rulers. I have some Christmas fabric that I am dying to try this pattern on. Thanks for sharing! Now, I'm off to wander around your world just a bit more. Hugs...

Karen said...

I like the windmill block you made using your GO cutter. I don't know that it is the correct name but it does have a windmill look.

Kelly O. said...

GREAT tutorial!!

Doreen said...

love the tutorial very clear pictures