Saturday, 19 June 2010

Happy Coasters!

I found this great tutorial to make quilted coasters from Mother Lode. The best things about it was that my mother-in-law gave me a bag full of those little fabric swatches you get from interior decor shops. Apparently one had gone bust somewhere and she had picked them all up for a bargain. Frankly, I had no idea what to do with them. The pieces of fabric seemed too small really to make anything of consequence. But in my heart I knew that somehow, somewhere they could be useful.



So when I saw this tutorial, I was super-excited! Little squares of fabric, all co-ordinated for me already, just asking to be made into 5" square quilted coasters!



So here is the first batch I made. They aren't quite the quality to give as gifts, so I kept this set for myself and I will make some more now that I am practiced.


 I used contrasting thread so that the stitching came up clearly.


Very cute!


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15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Super cute and functional!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

These are adorable! Love all the colors. What a neat idea! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

TOO CUTE!!
Smart, too!

Diane said...

This is such a cute and useful idea.

Hope you can visit me somtimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

Jessica said...

Love this idea....I have "just" the fabric to use too....they would make such a wonderful wedding/shower gift!

MessyMissy said...

That's a great way to recycle fabric swatches. They came out lovely!!!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Those turned out really cute! And what a great way to use up left over fabric!

anne maskell said...

Very nice! I'm visiting you with sew cute tuesday!

Alison said...

These turned out so cute!! I find myself always wanting to make new coasters. Kind of like pillows! I want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

~Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com

Kim said...

What a great idea for those scraps. You did such a nice job on the contrasting sewing. I'd love for you to link them up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

Kaysi said...

Those are fantastic!!

Misty said...

VEry cute!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

You did a great job!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Eileen said...

nice job. I love playing around with coasters with stitching and fabrics...

AUDRA said...

Great job again and thanks for socializing with me Monday til Sunday!

I featured this today!
http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/06/socialize-with-me-monday-til-sunday_28.html

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