The Wool Stitch Along begins today, with an original pattern and a fabulous giveaway!! We’ve done some little penny rugs in the past, and last year did a fun mini wall hanging. This year we go bigger, with a table runner.
You know that I only recommend what I use, and I am really impressed with the wool fabrics I purchased from Primitive Homespuns (not an affiliate). The wool is tightly compacted, and there is no need to ‘felt’ it before stitching. It is just heavenly to work with. One of the things I love about these luscious wool fabrics is the size of the cuts. Fat Quarters are approximately 17-18 inches wide, and 28-30 inches long. So I ordered this gorgeous dark brown (Oh My Gosh Brown) fat quarter for a base, along with some 15×8 pieces in fall colors. I have an assortment of values too, with some lights and some mediums as well as a dark.
We’ll put the same design on each end of the runner. Measure your table or the place you’ll want to display your project, and plan your runner size to fit your table. Mine will be 12×28 inches. Lay out your wools, and decide how you want to distribute the colors.
Aurifil was nice enough to send me a selection of wool threads to try out, and I am looking forward to stitching with them.
Beautiful colors, some are just perfect for this project.
The pattern has a selection of leaf shapes, and a pumpkin and you’ll want to cut 2 of each. These beautiful wool fabrics are from Primitive Homespuns. I used a variety of colors of wool, with the rust for the pumpkin, and then red, gold and green for the leaves. One leaf is in a dark plum.
Arrange a bed of leaves using one of each pattern piece at one end of your runner, and place the pumpkin on top slightly over the ends of some of the leaves. We’ll put the same thing on the other end.
When you are happy with the arrangement, pin in place and stitch.
I’m going to be stitching with you this week, as I was not able to get this completed before the event began. I hope to get to adding the details next week. Being sick really put a dent in my sewing time. Thank you for your emails, yes I am much better now. Don’t forget to share your Autumn Jubilee projects in our From My Carolina Home Project Sharing Group on Facebook. If you haven’t joined yet, be sure to answer the questions when you ask to join or the moderators may not approve you. Someone sharing there will receive a special surprise at the end of Autumn Jubilee.
Here is the free pattern download – Autumn Jubilee 2019 Wool StitchAlong
Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks is today’s sponsor with a $25 gift certificate, PLUS a bundle of wool fabrics!! Be sure to click on “load more” at the bottom of each page to see even more wonderful kits and fabrics.
Just visit their website and pick out the item you’d most like to have on your wish list. Leave a comment on this post and then click on the Rafflecopter giveaway icon below to enter the drawing.
Share your Autumn Jubilee projects in our From My Carolina Home Project Sharing Group on Facebook. If you haven’t joined yet, be sure to answer the questions when you ask to join or the moderators may not approve you. Someone sharing there will receive a special surprise at the end of Autumn Jubilee.
Good luck! What do you like at Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks?
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