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ribbon blog tour

Welcome to my stop on the Ribbon Blog Tour, a celebration of Bonnie Christine's line of woven ribbons for Renaissance Ribbons

If this is your first time here, hello! I'm Caitlin, proprietress of Salty Oat, a quilt studio and online fabric shop.

Bonnie's ribbons, like her fabrics, are colorful and bright, and inspired by nature. As a quilter, I tend not to work with ribbons very often, so I was...
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wedding project: boutonnieres

First of all, thank you to Rachel for featuring my wedding quilt on the Craft blog on Tuesday! I'm so flattered! Also, thank you to everyone for their lovely comments, and welcome new followers!
Since a lot of the projects that I've been working on and photographing this week are for swaps (and I don't want to spoil the surprise for my swap partners!), I thought that I'd share another wedding-related craft project with you.
While planning our wedding (aka reading an insane number of wedding blogs), I came across these button blossoms on Martha Stewart Weddings and immediately fell in love with them. I made boutonnieres inspired by Martha's project for my husband and our justice of the peace to wear at our wedding.

I used fabric-covered buttons (this was my first time working with them) and flowers made from ribbon as my "blooms." The leaves were made with fusible interfacing and scrap fabric.

 Photo by Teresa Munisteri 
I really enjoy working with coverable buttons (as seen here) and have plans for cross-stitch pin-back buttons in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
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patchwork stripe table runner

For her birthday in January, my mother requested a new table runner for her recently rearranged dining room. Using jewel-toned ribbon and strips of thrifted fabric and fabric store remnants, I set to work making the runner using the measurements she sent.
I did very simple machine quilting and finished the entire piece with black binding. I'm pretty happy overall with how the project turned out, and I especially like the color palette.

On the back, I included a turquoise Salty Oat button.
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simple patchwork table runner

As a Christmas gift for my parents-in-law, I made a quilted table runner, similar in design to the baby quilt I made in October.
All of the fabrics I used were ones I already had on my studio's shelves, and, thankfully, fit the color scheme of my relatives' home.
For the binding, I used the green ribbon left over from all of our Pottery Barn wedding gifts.
On the back, I included a strip of ribbon, which I embroidered with the recipients' names and a greeting.
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christmas wrapping

The past few days have included lots of wrapping, photographing, and mailing (though sadly only a few of the gifts I've made will be getting to their destinations before Christmas--oops!). For some of the gifts I'm giving, I've opted to wrap them in fabric, rather than paper, and top them with handmade ribbon flowers. Little fabric bags like these are super quick and easy to make and are totally...
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