Hand Sewing… Again

Yes. I started another project that requires hand sewing. I have not finish the bed runner, yet. I’m working on it – slowly so my hands don’t hurt too much. I need to get it back out before it gets to the “discarded forever” pile in my sewing room.

The Curious Quilter posted a tutorial awhile back and it’s been an open tab in my Firefox browser ever since. I wanted to try it!

This is my attempt and, again, I did it from memory, not from the page in front of me.


Remember the strip Jen was marking for me? Well…


Sew. Sew. Sew.


Sew. Sew. Sew.

When it was done, it puckered a little bit. Warped and didn’t lay quite flat. Was that because my stitches are too close together? Should I do a half-inch instead of a quarter-inch on my lines? If you have an answer, please say so!


And then, I hand-stitched the edges. I haven’t done the two long sides yet but I will. However, this is how it looks so far…


That’s where I’m at right now. Of course, it’s red, white and blue. I just neglected to flip it to face the right way before taking a picture.

There ya have it … my latest project…

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