Today’s tutorial on quilted coasters involved getting out the sewing machine, but know if you can sew a straight line you will have no problem making these quick quilted coasters. They are super yummy looking using Stampin’ Up! fabrics, some of which are a sneak peek of what is to come in the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog that starts on August 1, 2012. But for now, know you will want everything in the mini. It is so filled with fresh new stamps and embellishments, watch out!
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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . . . .
Start by cutting a piece of fabric 4.5″ x 10″. You will need one of these for each coaster you make.
Cut a piece of batting 4″ square. You will need one of these for each coaster.
Fold the fabric in half, front sides facing each other, and stitch the right and left sides closed using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Now you have a pocket.
Now here is just a little tip if you are going to make a bunch of these. Sew one side on each coaster, running them through your machine one right after each other without cutting the thread. Flip them over and sew the other sides together and then cut them apart. (clear as mud?)
Clip your bottom corners.
Turn the piece right side out and use your bone folder or a crochet hook to get the corners to be square.
Tuck the 4″ square batting smoothly in the pocket.
Turn the top edges under having one edge cover the batting.
Sew the open end closed using a 1/4″ seam allowance to 1/4″ of the end of the fabric. With your needle down, turn the fabric so you are sewing down the next side, keep sewing around and around having a 1/4″ allowance from the previous row of stitches.
End your sewing in the middle and make a few back stitches.
I put together stacks of 6 coasters using ribbon and adding a tag for each stack.
Here is a couple of sneak peeks for you. This set of coasters uses Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric and Perfectly Preserved Stamp set.
Another Mini Catalog Sneak Peak:
This set show cases the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini products, Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric and Scentsational Season Stamp set.
The other 3 coaster sets I made today showcase the Comfort Cafe fabric from the Annual Catalog and Affection Collection Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and find yourself dusting off that sewing machine to make some of these as quick house warming gifts or just some for yourself. I think you will be surprised at how fast they whip up.
May your day be overflowing with all the people you love.
Until my next post. . . . ..
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I hope you can make it to one of my workshops in 2012. I have decided not to travel after this year, so be sure to catch one this year!
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