Swirls of Scraps with Melissa McGill {tutorial}

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This last weekend Melissa McGill joined us in-store to show off her fun Swirls of Scraps technique. You can try it yourself to make a quick table runner or wall hanging.

To make your very own, you'll need:
• a variety of batiks
• batik for backing
• tulle
• basting spray
• small, sharp scissors

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Download the coloring sheet and...

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Tumbling Trees Table Runner

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Hunter's Design Studio quilts

From left to right: Stix; Ding Bats;

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To Enter in Costume:

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