Chair Scarf





Moda Petit Four sku#PFBOX

• or an Aster Manor charm pack
• 1/2 yd. backing Aster Manor sku# 12019 12 Sommerset Pink
• 1/4 yd. binding Aster Manor sku# 3908 36 Wildflowers Crimson
• Clover small 1 1/4 inch yo-yo maker or template
• basic hand sewing supplies, needle, thread, thimble







•When I started this project I intended to use it on one of my side tables as a table topper...until I finished it. I layed it across my new desk chair before I set out to take the final pictures. I liked the way it looked sooo much that, that is where it will stay. It transformed into a 'Chair Scarf'.


•To start this project select 49 squares from your Petit Four. A petit four has 2 fabric lines with 120 - 2.5 inch squares of each line. I chose Aster Manor and separated my squares by color first. If you are using charm packs, cut your chosen fabrics into 2.5 inch squares and follow directions as listed.

•Center Squares:
20 light creams
13 reds
12 pinks
4 yellows
•Yo-Yo Border:
35 browns
17 reds
4 yellows
•Carefully arrange your squares to form the pattern shown above 7 X 7.

•I flipped row 2 onto row 1 and pinned them.

•Leave the rest of your rows on the cutting mat.

•Sew Row 1 and Row 2 together.

•Do not cut the thread in between the squares.
•Iron them open.

•Lay rows 1/2 on the cutting mat checking the placement of your pattern.


•Flip Row 3 onto Row 1/2 and pin.



•Sew Row 3 to Row 1/2.

•Again, do not cut threads
•Iron open and continue to add rows in the same manner for the entire top.


•It will look like this. All squares are sewn into rows.



•Now take Row 1A and flip it onto Row 2A and pin.









•Notice I still haven't clipped threads.



•Continue sewing the rows together.




•Here is row 1A sewn to new row 2A




•Make sure you pay close attention to the direction of the seams to ensure they are nested from row to row to reduce bulk.
 
• Layer the batting, backing and center top and machine quilt. I chose a meander with a flower and free motion quilted my project. If you are new to quilting, try a straight stitch in the ditch, or diagonal lines through each square.


•Add single fold binding...


•And finish binding the center.


•Make 56 Yo-Yo's using either the Clover green yo-yo maker or the template provided. The yo-yo's should finish to 1 1/4 inches.


I hope you picked up one tip from my tutorial and that you will be inspired to make a table topper for your table or chair scarf for your sewing room or desk. In fact I can see this project made with many other Moda fabric lines! The possibilities are endless..in fact maybe I should make one for every season!!

Thanks, Vickie E


Yo-Yo Border:
35 browns
17 reds
4 yellows

• Here are the yo-yo's laid out for placement.

•Begin by stitching yo-yo to yo-yo with a whip stitch, forming rows.
•For best results I stitched 15 yo-yo's together, then,13, 13 and 15.

•Once the rows are stitched, pin the yo-yo strip right sides together to the quilted center as shown.
•Stitch each yo-yo onto the binding.


• Continue adding the strips/sides to finish.



16.5 X 16.5 inch chair scarf or table topper...





12 comments:

Nivaira said...

Thank you very much for this tutorial... can you add the pdf-file in order to save in my disk ????

Fiesta said...

Vickie cute. I made a scarf for my ottoman a few months ago with yo-yos all around like that too.

Jackie said...

Very cute, Vickie! The yo-yo border really adds a whole new dimension.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable Vickie!! I will just have to make one (or many) of these!

Lois said...

I love the yo-yo idea of attaching them to the edge! It makes the project really "special" but yet so simple.

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute.
:)

PunkiePie said...

Adorable! Love the yoyo border!

Laura said...

Super Cute! I actually have Petite Four boxes on sale in my etsy shop. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Shasta said...

YUMMY!! Your tutorials are always so much fun!

Lisa said...

I love the yo-yos on the edge... but I have to say that the most helpful idea for me in this tutorial is not cutting the threads when sewing together rows. I can't TELL you how many times I've sewn together what I swore were the right pieces and somehow they had gotten into the wrong order. I'm totally trying that with my next project.

Cyndi Walker said...

This is too cute Vickie! Love it - the yo-yos especially...:)

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