Quickie Infinity Scarf

quick*ie /’kwike/ adjective 1. done or made quickly

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This obsession started several months ago when Ellen Luckett Baker of The Long Thread brought samples of her new line of fabrics to the West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  Charms is her latest offering via Kokka, and some of the prints are available in double gauze- an amazing lightweight, soft fabric.  Yummy.  As soon as I touched it visions of billowing curtains and flowing skirts started to fill my head.  It was not to be.  Kokka is an amazing fabric, but quite honestly, is a little pricey.  It’s perfect for an infinity scarf, but the often suggested 2 yards put this project out of budget.  So, I stood in front of the Kokka fabrics at Intown Quilters and plotted and planned.  This was the result…

 Quickie Infinity Scarf

(2) 1/2 yard cuts of Charms double gauze

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Use 1/4″ seam allowance throughout pattern.

Cutting-  Trim off selvedges.  Rotary cut both pieces to 16 1/2″ x 30″.  (You can improvise here on the 30″- if you want it a little tighter, make it less, if you want it a little looser, make it more.  You should have up to about 40″ to work with.)

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With right sides together, sew the two pieces together on one short side.

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 Again, with right sides together, sew the length of the scarf together, making a long tube.

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Turn the tube right side out, as shown above.

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With right sides together, pin one side of the tube to the other side of the tube as shown.  Only pin about half of the tube.

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Stitch the layers of the tube together, turning the tube as you go.

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When it gets to the point that you can’t stitch anymore, backstitch and stop.

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The hole in the seam of the scarf should look like the photo above.

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Hand stitch the hole closed.

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Voila!

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