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Mimi Kicks Stash - Part IV (Fin)

April 20th, 2007

Blocks done? Setting joined? Now all that’s left are the borders. Compleatly optional of course. It’s all up to you.

This is just my personal preference, and it always depends on the quilt itself… but in most cases I like a skinny inner border and a chubby outer border. In keeping with many traditional quilts from the 1930’s, I like to throw in a solid fabric somewhere in my quilt.

Many times I use a solid for the skinny inner border, for to me it makes the quilt snap, crackle and pop - and seperates the quilt center from the outer border. This is just personal preference, and you may want to do it differently. Individuality is always encourged!

Did you make a Little Quilt? Did you make a Table Runner? Below are setting and border instructions for both, and as well… what’s needed for your backing, batting and binding for each option. If you rather… I have made the pattern into a PDF. It’s kind of a chunky download (6.1 MB’s) so it make take a minute or two to D/L. My gift to you. Please reciprocate and do not reproduce, copy, distribute or sell this pattern. This pattern is intended for your sole personal use or as a get-together project with your quilty and crafty friends. Thank you from the top and bottom of my heart! And Mimi’s too of course. :)

SETTINGS & BORDERS for LITTLE QUILT
26” x 32” Finished

Red Inner Border
cut 2) 24½” x 1½”
cut 2) 20½” x 1½”

Pink Print Outer Border
cut 4) 26½” x 3½”

1) Arrange blocks into a 3 x 4 grid. Twist and turn blocks for desired “pattern”.
2) Sew together blocks in each row. Alternate pressing direction for each row.
3) Sew together rows to make quilt center. Quilt center should measure at 18½” x 24½”.
4) INNER BORDERS: Sew long (red) inner border strips to the quilt center’s long sides. Sew
short (red) inner border strips to remaining edges (top and bottom). Press all seams toward border.
5) OUTER BORDERS: Sew long (pink print) outer border strips to the quilt’s long sides. Sew
short (pink print) outer border strips to remaining edges (top and bottom). Press all seams toward outer border.

SETTINGS & BORDERS for TABLE RUNNER
20” x 44” Finished

Red Inner Border
cut 2) 36½” x 1½”
cut 2) 14½” x 1½”

Pink Print Outer Border
cut 2) 38½” x 3½”
cut 2) 20½” x 3½”

1) Arrange blocks into a 2 x 6 grid. Twist and turn blocks for desired “pattern”.
2) Sew together blocks in each row. Alternate pressing direction for each row.
3) Sew together rows to make quilt center. Quilt center should measure at 12½” x 36½”.
4) INNER BORDERS: Sew long (red) inner border strips to the quilt center’s long sides. Sew short (red) inner border strips to remaining edges (top and bottom). Press all seams toward border.
5) OUTER BORDERS: Sew long (pink print) outer border strips to the quilt’s long sides. Sew short (pink print) outer border strips to remaining edges (top and bottom). Press all seams toward outer border.

Finishing your Little Quilt or Table Runner
1)
Layer your quilt top, batting and backing. Batting and backing sizes should extend at least 2” beyond the edge of your quilt top.
Little Quilt: 30” x 36” batting & backing
Table Runner: 24” x 48” batting & backing
2) Baste or pin layers. Quilt as desired.
3) Bind using a coordinating fabric with your favorite binding method.
Little Quilt: 3) 2½” strips for binding (40-44” WOF)
Table Runner: 4) 2½” strips for binding (40-44” WOF)

I have decided my Table Runner was going to be a wall hanging. I have a long narrow empty space about between my ironing counter and and my cupboards. I’ve added cherries to my big white spaces by fusing (with Heat & Bond Lite) and hand enbroidered button hole stitched them in place and the stems I embroidered.

I have put my cherry illustration on the PDF version of this pattern if you’d like to use it too.

The quality is not that good in this layout photo. It was cloudy when I snapped it, and no ammount of tweaking in PhotoShop was going to help this puppy.

And now I must nap. Oh wait. There’s a note on the fridge from Mimi (she’s learned quick that I’m at the fridge a lot)…

Dear Mum,

NOW will you let me get some new fabrics??? Blah, blah, blah… Anna Lena Schmana Lena… blah, blah, blah. All you ever talk about. As far as I’m concerned - you could have made this place up. After your nap, and if I promise to behave… will you take me there?

Mimi Kicks Stash Quilt-A-Long
[PART I] [PART II] [PART III] [PART IV] [flickr]

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24 Responses

  1. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    OHMYGOD THAT IS SO CUTE. Love the cherries of course. Would love to download the pdf but I can’t … just comes up blank. Well doesn’t come up, just says done. I NEED IT. I NEED IT I TELL YOU.

    xo



  2. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    And with your computer and graphics skills, why don’t you have your own pattern company?



  3. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Well and quilting skills but that’s a given.



  4. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    Oh Pam… you are way too sweet! Thank you!

    So weird you can’t open it. I tried all my browsers (Safari, Camino, Firefox and Opera) and it worked. I also tried on T-man’s PC (in Firefox and IE), and worked there too.

    I hope it’s not a glitch on my end because I can’t figure out why it’d be blank. Did it by chance download to your desktop or somewhere else on your computer? I even checked to make sure I uploaded in binary mode.

    Anyone else try it?



  5. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    I wonder if your browser settings are set not to D/L over 5MB’s inside your browser, or something. Can you open the pdf, and even though it’s blank… can you File> Save> and then open it from your computer?



  6. The fabulous robin allegedly said:

    I was able to open it just fine…It is adorable just like Mimi, oh and you too. Guess what my boy brought to me from California…a Singer 301A. A big sister to my featherweight!
    Robin



  7. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    That is so damn cute! Why have I got no cherry quilts in my house? I love your fabric choices.



  8. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    I got nothing, doesn’t even open up, just says done and it’s blank. But, it must be something about my computer as Bret’s worked fine. So yeah, got my copy and that’s all that counts!



  9. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Well its not done printing and I can’t tell you how absolutely darling this pattern is. And I love your bit at the end and will donate to my local food bank asap!



  10. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    ~Pheew!

    So Pam… does this mean you’re sewing right now?



  11. The fabulous Sandy allegedly said:

    How cute! As soon as I saw the cherries I KNEW there would be a post by my pal PKM as she is an extreme cherry lover : O But I see there is no post, there are MANY PKM posts. She cracks me up.



  12. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    Love the cherries! I’ll finish mine off tonight and post it to flickr later. Anyone interested in a trade maybe?



  13. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I agree with PKM: you need to design patterns! THis is so adorable. Thank you. :)



  14. The fabulous Wende allegedly said:

    I’ve been admiring your handiwork from afar, since I’m not a quilter. (or any kind of crafter, heh). I hope you let writers in your little club.

    (and I’m loving your fabric–but the border is especially nice. It’s official, I need to go to Anna Lena’s. :D)



  15. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    I agree with the PAM 199.9998%! Seriously Monica, why don’t you have your own pattern company? I would so love to see/buy/own (in anyway i can get my hands on) more of your patterns. FYI, been really busy finishing another quilt for the shop. Will start Mimi’s kick-stash quilt-along this weekend. I’m thinking a little bit bigger than the pattern. Maybe a lap size. Thanks for sharing.
    All I can say about your work is…SUPER STINKING CUTE!!!!!! I looove the cherries!
    Dang woman, you are AMAZING!!! We are not worthy, we are not worthy! lol!



  16. The fabulous Pieces allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness, the cherries are so cute! The whole thing put together is just perfect. And the PDF is so lovely and generous.

    I’m stupid, though, and confused about the borders. How is it that you cut your strips for both the red and pink borders 1 1/2″ wide and yet they are skinny and fat? Or did you make your pink fatter than your instructions say? Or am I really, really dumb and I need to meeself to a quilting class, pronto?

    I clearly need to avail myself of your fabulous list of resources.



  17. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    OMG… I goofed on the 1½”…. It NOW reads 3½”! I’m SO GLAD you spotted that! I’m in the process right now of uploading a corrected PDF as well. I’m SO SORRY if I goofed anyone up!

    You guys are SO EXPLETIVIN’ nice with your comments! I’m just gushing. Gushing, gushing, gushing! THANK YOU! I heart you all!



  18. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Adorable!! I love it, it’s so, so, Cherrylicious! :)



  19. The fabulous May Britt allegedly said:

    Beautiful table runner. I have missed this while I was at the cabin this weekend. No internet there. But I want to make this as a table runner.



  20. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    I can’t stand how flippin cute that cherry applique is! What great fabric choices too!



  21. The fabulous Sara, The Wine Makers wife allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness. I am in love withthat pattern, I just discovered your blog, and I adore 30’s fabrics! The Hello Kitty sewing machine is so sweet, does your daughter really own that? Where on earth did you find it?



  22. The fabulous monica allegedly said:

    oh how sweet!

    I’m just making place mats with 30s repro fabrics… I love them!!



  23. The fabulous Ravenhill allegedly said:

    This sure is a fun quilt! Love the cute cherries!



  24. The fabulous dee allegedly said:

    Love, love this…you are so darn creative…love, no change that I am addicted to your creative side.



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