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A surprising must-have feature on the PFAFF creative icon

 

All right, as if not needing to unthread the machine to make new bobbins wasn’t awesome enough, I have another great feature to talk about on the PFAFF creative icon.

This is something I would have never thought of putting on my wish list. Yet I was so HAPPY to see that the people at PFAFF have thought about it. How many of you have purchased BIG thread bobbins only to find out that they can’t fit on your sewing machine?  So we buy yet another gadget to carry around with our machine that holds the bobbins and feeds the thread to our machine. And how many times we end up with the adapter falling, or the peg breaking….

 

A nice touch on the PFAFF creative icon
A nice touch on the PFAFF creative icon

 

The must-have feature of which I would have never thought!

Well NO MORE! The creative icon comes with two different adapters: a thread cone holder and a large spool holder that allows to place big bobbins on your machine. The thread will never tangle! All my big bobbins fit whether they are for piecing or quilting!

Now let’s finish the table runner top!

Step 11

Stitch a background strip to your medium dark B3 strip.

Cut to make four (4) 2½” x 4½” rectangles.

Step 12

Cut from a background strip four (4) 2½” x 4½” rectangles.

Stitch a background rectangle to a Step 11 rectangle.

Makes four (4) 4½” squares.

 

Stitch a background rectangle to a Step 11 rectangle.
Step 12

 

Step 13

Stitch together the light D5 strip to the medium dark B4 strip.

Cut to make four (4) 2½” x 4½” rectangles.

 

Stitch together the light D5 strip to the medium dark B4 strip. Cut to make four (4) 2½” x 4½” rectangles.
Step 13

 

Step 14

With the leftover strip, stitch a dark strip (A3) along the medium dark strip.

Cut to make four (4) 2½” x 6½” rectangles.

 

With the leftover strip, stitch a dark strip (A3) along the medium dark strip. Cut to make four (4) 2½” x6½” rectangles.
Step 14

 

Step 15

Stitch a step 13 and step 14 rectangles to a Step 11 square.

Makes a 6½” square.

Repeat to make 4.

 

Stitch a step 13 and step 14 rectangles to a Step 11 square. Makes a 6½” square. Repeat to make 4.
Step 15

 

Step 16

Take the 1½” background strips and cut:

– four (4) 1½” x 6½” rectangle (R1);

– four (4) 1½” x 7½” rectangle (R2);

Stitch a R1 and R2 rectangles to a step 14 square.

Make a 7½” square.

Repeat to make four.

 

Stitch a R1 and R2 rectangles to a step 14 square.
Step 16

 

Step 17

Stitch two (2) Step 16 squares to your Step 10 center block.

Align the end medium dark squares from the smaller blocks to the dark squares of your center block.

Makes 1 irregular shape block.

 

Stitch two (2) Step 16 squares to your Step 10 Center block.
Step 17 Center Block

 

Stitch one (1) Step 16 square to each Step 10 end block.

Makes 2 irregular shape blocks.

 

Step 17 Outer Blocks
Step 17 Outer Blocks

 

Stitch both end blocks to your center block.

 

Step 17 Final Step
Step 17 Final Step

 

Congratulations! Your table runner top is complete.

Now don’t forget to sandwich your piece and I’ll talk about quilting the piece tomorrow. And I’ll be able to place my large quilting spool on my machine thanks to the must-have adapters.

 

Sandwich your quilt top to the batting and backing
Sandwich your quilt top to the batting and backing

 

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Stop unthreading your machine to make new bobbins!

Go to part 5: Straight lines before free-motion quilting

Married with three young boys, Claire Haillot shares her passion for quilting among her neighbors in the United States and Canada as well as her cousins in France. Claire has been active in the quilting industry since 2004. At first, she opened a quilt shop and started to teach, write how-to guides and translate patterns and product information into French for American companies. In 2006, she started her own line of patterns and later began publishing patterns and articles in Canadian, European and American magazines. You might have seen some of her work in Quilter’s World, Pratique du Patchwork or Canadian Quilter. She decided to close her brick & mortar quilt shop in 2016 to be able to concentrate more on teaching, writing and creating. She collaborated with PlumEasy patterns to launch the Dancing Diamonds and Gem bag patterns. Claire has also won a few awards for her work: • Juror’s choice at the Salon 2012 for her quilt Thomas goes fishing • Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival of 2014 for her quilt Bienvenue • Second Place in Salon 2016 for her Lone Star quilt, and • Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival 2016 for her quilt Remembering Sotchi. Her quilt Remembering Sotchi will be part of the Special Exhibit "A Celebration of Color" at the Quilt Festival in Chicago and Houston in 2018.

2 Comments

  1. Laura McFall

    Is there a finishing step #5? How do you bind the zig-zag edge of this?

    • Hi Laura!
      THe instuctions for the zig-zag edge is in the following post here
      Please post a picture of your table runner!
      Really love seeing what others have made 🙂

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