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Stop unthreading your machine to make new bobbins!

 

Can I mention one quick feature that I really love on the PFAFF creative icon? How about NOT having to unthread your machine to make a new bobbin? Believe it or not, we can wind a new bobbin directly through the needle without having to unthread/re-thread the machine! The people at PFAFF have added a groove on the front right side of the machine which means that we simply must bring the thread through that area and up in the bobbin. OK… please read the instructions in the manual as there are more steps and remember, the manual is your best friend! It did take me a few times to figure it out, but it was well worth it.

 

Presenting the PFAFF creative icon
Presenting the PFAFF creative icon

 

Now let’s continue our project, shall we? If you’ve been following me since Monday then you’re ready for Step 6, if not simply go back to see all the fabric requirements for this table topper that will banish the February blues.

Step 6

Stitch a background strip to the medium dark B2 strip.

Cut to make four 2½” x 4½” rectangles.

Set the rest of the strip aside for Step 8.

 

Stitch a background strip to the medium dark B2 strip. Cut to make four 2½” x 4½” rectangles. Set the rest of the strip aside for Step 8. Sewing and quilting a table runner using the PFAFF creative icon
Step 6 A

 

 

Stitch a background strip to the medium dark B2 strip. Cut to make four 2½” x 4½” rectangles. Set the rest of the strip aside for Step 8. Sewing and quilting a table runner using the PFAFF creative icon
Step 6B

 

Step 7

Take a background fabric strip and cut four 2½” x 6½” rectangles.

Stitch a rectangle to the end of the medium dark fabric square of a Step 6 rectangle.

Makes four 2½” x 10½” rectangles.

 

Take a background fabric strip and cut four 2½” x 6½” rectangles. Stitch a rectangle to the end of the medium dark fabric square of a Step 6 rectangle. Makes four 2½” x 10½” rectangles. Sewing and quilting a table runner using the PFAFF creative icon
Step 7

 

Step 8

Stitch your dark A2 strip to the background edge of your leftover strip from Step 6.

Cut to make four 2½” x 6½” rectangles.

 

Stitch your dark A2 strip to the background edge of your leftover strip from Step 6. Cut to make four 2½” x 6½” rectangles. Sewing and quilting a table runner using the PFAFF creative icon
Step 8 A

 

 

Stitch your dark A2 strip to the background edge of your leftover strip from Step 6. Cut to make four 2½” x 6½” rectangles. Sewing and quilting a table runner using the PFAFF creative icon
Step 8 B

 

Step 9

Take a strip of the background fabric and cut four 2½” x 8½” rectangles.

Stitch a rectangle to the end of the medium dark fabric square of a Step 8 rectangle.

Makes four 2½” x 14½” rectangles.

 

Take a strip of the background fabric and cut four 2½” x 8½” rectangles. Stitch a rectangle to the end of the medium dark fabric square of a Step 8 rectangle. Makes four 2½” x 14½” rectangles. Sewing and quilting a table runner using the PFAFF creative icon
Step 9

 

Step 10

Center block

Stitch two Step 7 rectangles to the center block, on opposite ends.  Make sure that the medium dark square is aligned with the dark square in the center block.

Stitch two Step 9 rectangles to the center block, on opposite ends.  Make sure that the medium dark and dark squares are aligned with the dark square in the center block.

Makes one 14½” square center block.

 

Stitch two Step 7 rectangles to the center block, on opposite ends. Make sure that the medium dark square is aligned with the dark square in the center block. Stitch two Step 9 rectangles to the center block, on opposite ends. Make sure that the medium dark and dark squares are aligned with the dark square in the center block. Makes one 14½” square center block. Sewing and quilting a table runner using the PFAFF creative icon
Step 10 Center Block

 

End blocks

Stitch one Step 7 rectangle to one side of the end blocks (where the dark square is in the block).

Cut two 2½” x 10½” rectangles from your background fabric.

Stitch one background rectangle to the other side on the end blocks.

Stitch one Step 9 rectangle to the end blocks (where the dark square is in the block).

Cut two 2½” x 14½” rectangles from your background fabric.

Stitch one background rectangle to the other side on the end blocks.

Makes two 14½” square block.

 

Stitch one Step 7, 9 and background rectangles to the sides of each end blocks
Step 10 Outer Blocks

 

Congratulations, the second part of the table runner is ready.

Now tell me? How many times have you had to unthread your machine to make a new bobbin during this project? Wouldn’t you love this feature on your machine? Follow along tomorrow to continue this fine project as we discover more stellar features on the new PFAFF creative icon.

 

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Why the ¼” seam allowance is precise on the PFAFF creative icon

Go to part 4: A surprising must-have feature on the PFAFF creative icon

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.

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