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st. patrick's day handmade w/the cricut maker...

today’s your lucky day!

this diy st. patrick’s day project, using the cricut maker will bring you good luck for years to come!

did you know that any holiday can be handmade with the rotary cutter from cricut? the rotary cutter cuts through just about any fabric and makes decorating for the holidays a snap. want to expand beyond fabric? there’s a knife blade and scoring wheel too. oh, yeah!

there are also now over 60,000 images in cricut design space to help you enhance your handmade holidays. from simple shapes to intricate designs, and even text, there’s something for every project.

to save me from getting pinched this st. patrick’s day, i decided to spruce up the table with this adorable table runner and plate charger. who wouldn’t want to come to this party? so cute!

*unless otherwise noted, use a 1/4’’ seam allowance.

here’s what you need to make the table runner:

  1. confetti cotton basics from riley blake designs.

    1. for the rainbow and cauldron, you need a fat eighth of each color

    2. for the inside border, you need 1/4 yard of white

    3. for the outside border, you need 1/4 yard of green

  2. crayola kalediscope basics from riley blake designs for the binding.

    1. for the binding, you need 1/4 yard of shamrock

  3. swiss dot basics from riley blake designs for the backing.

    1. for the backing, you need 1/2 yard of white swiss dot on orange

  4. the rainbow foundation paper piece template i designed in cricut’s design space.

  5. the cauldron foundation paper piece template i designed in cricut’s design space.

  6. the st. patrick’s day table art i saved in cricut’s design space.

  7. cricut’s bright pad, a great tool for FPP.

  8. basic sewing supplies, including cricut’s sewing tool kit.

here’s how you make the table runner:

  1. using your cricut cutting mat and acrylic ruler, pre-cut the following:

    1. rainbow fabrics to 2 1/2’’ x 12 1/2’’

    2. cauldron fabric to 8’’ x 8’’

    3. cauldron background to 2’’ x 2’’

    4. inside white border to (2) 20 1/2’’ x 1 1/2’’ and (2) 6 1/2’’ x 1 1/2’’

    5. outside green border to (2) 24’’ x 2 1/2’’ and (2) 8 1/2’’ x 2 1/2’’

  2. foundation paper piece the cauldron and the rainbow.

  3. sew the cauldron and rainbow together, RST, press seam to one side.

  4. sew the inside white border, RST to the cauldron/rainbow.

  5. sew the outside green border, RST to the cauldron/rainbow/inside white border.

  6. baste, quilt, and bind as desired.

i tried aurifil invisible thread for the first time and i think i’m in love! so easy to work with too.

the gold coins were attached with fabric glue, but you could also stitch them down.

*using the shape tools in design space, you could also use your cricut maker to pre-cut your fabric.

here’s what i made the shamrock plate charger with:

  1. felt from benzie design.

  2. st. patrick’s day table art i saved in cricut’s design space.

  3. cricut rotary cutter.

i pre-measured my plate so i knew it would fit perfectly! layering a smaller plate on top really ties it together.

here’s what you need to make the silverware/straw holder:

  1. felt from benzie design.

  2. st. patrick’s day table art i saved in cricut’s design space.

  3. cricut rotary cutter.

  4. cut (1) 7’’ x 10’’ rectangle from the crayola kaleidoscope shamrock.

    1. fold back 1/4’’ on the top and bottom and sew.

    2. fold the rectangle in half, RST, and sew.

    3. turn the tub inside out and fold in half. press.

  5. using fabric glue, attach the leprechaun beard and hat.

  6. insert silverware/straw/decorative element.

okay, well, i better go eat these cookies before they’re all gone. i hope you enjoyed this fun st. patrick’s project as much as i enjoyed making. stay tuned for an awesome pet adoption project!

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

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