Monday, August 14, 2006

Buzz My Grapes Tabletopper

UPDATE: Before I started stitching the Tabletopper, I basted around the edges with sewing thread -- I don't own a sewing machine or serger. When I pulled off the q-snap, it just took strands of tabletopper with it. AND I KNOW BETTER! I'm not new -- just a lapse in brain power I guess.



Right - lower corner. This is Buzz My Grapes Tabletopper designed by Claudia Dutcher of Dutch Treat Designs. My goal was to add all the vines as they are a tad tricky to stitch.



Left - lower corner. Notice my problem??? When I took off the q-snaps after adding the brown vines (center square) -- the tabletopper unravelled! I freaked out & immediately started to add the nun edge.

12 comments:

zoeandcooper said...

What a pretty table topper. My last place had a grape themed kitchen so I am a bit partial to any kitchen/dining accessory with grapes on them. Great job!

Lili said...

Freaky fraying indeed!
The kitties are so lovely -and you have a beautiful son!
And I'm also very happy for the hawk. He was very lucky you are so concerned. He owes you so much...
Take care!

Singular Stitches said...

Do you finish your edges before you stitch? Or did this come apart even though you finished the edges? I have a serger and use that to secure the ends from unravelling.

I hope you able to fix it so that you saved the project! It's very lovely.

Myrna said...

It's turning out great! I always zig-zag the edges of my fabrics. I hate fraying edges... and on the tabletoppers, it's always in the extra you cut off for the fringe.

Glad you were able to start the nun stitch!

Hugs...

Isabelle said...

That's really lovely, Lelia. I love looking at all the kitten pictures as well! :)

Shelleen said...

pretty table topper and hope you can fix the corner of it. Your kittens are adorable! I am glad that the hawk will be ok.

Michelle said...

Oooh, that is so pretty! I would freak too if my fabric had unraveled that close. Good idea to go ahead and do your Nun's stitch. It looks beautiful!

Jenna said...

It's looking wonderful! I bet you nearly had a heart attack when the edges pulled away like that. I once pulled a buttonhole edging right off of a hardanger piece while trying to stretch the fabric where some drawn thread work had puckered it. Ack! I'm glad that it wasn't beyond repair. :)

Sue said...

Very pretty table topper. Looks like the nun stitch might save you.

Cathy said...

Yikes - I think that nuns stitch was quick thinking on your part!

Glad to hear that the hawk is doing better.

Chelle said...

Yikes! What a scare! I'm working on my first table topper and I'm pretty sure the fabric was cut wrong. Or badly. Or something. I'm pushing ahead, but I'm not happy! I'm glad you were able to rescue yours. It looks like a great design.

Anonymous said...

Help please. I'm new to Hardanger and have just cut 5 threads insted of 4 - I understand all is not lost and I can repair! Does anyone know how please? Thanks Craftygirl

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