Hi there happy crafter!
Yess, I sat behind my sewing machine again and did what I love most. CREATING. It feels so good to make something! Not thinking about ‘It should be perfect’, not thinking about ‘I’m not sure how this will turn out’. Just taking the time to try and to create.
Most of my YouTube videos are about thing I’d like to try, things that I would like to learn. I thinks it’s so much fun to learn together. That’s why I love making those video’s. Not because I want to tell show you exactly how you should do it, but I hope to inspire you to try those things yourself.
And I really hope you notice that my work isn’t perfect, it doesn’t have to be. I need to remind myself sometimes, but it’s not about making flawless projects. I think it’s all about the making, that’s the fun part. The end result is a nice extra ;)
So here is my recipe for the coasters I made this week. You can check out the YouTube video or just read on.
What do we need
- Happy fabrics
- Colored thread
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Sewing machine
- Fabric marker or pencil
- The 101 quilt designs ebook
Let’s get started
First thing to do, cut 5″ squares from your fabrics.
Plade two squares on to of each other, right sides facing. Draw a diagonal line and sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance on both sides of the line.
Cut on the line and press the squares open. You now made two squares from half square triangles.
Make multiple color combinations.
Now take two squares and placer them with the right sides facing each other. Sew around the outer edges and leave a gap open to turn the coaster in side out.
Trim off the corners. This will help make your corners more crisp.
I used a knitting needle to push my corners out.
Now insert a piece of 4″ batting like a duvet in a duvet cover :) The knitting needle might come in handy again!
And then your ready to quilt. I stitched with a nice contrasting color. You can start by stitching all around to outer edge to sew the hole close. The pick a design from the ebook and start making some fun coasters!
I used designs #86, #44, #54 and #91. I love how those designs turn out in such small quilting projects. I would looove to see your coasters or other projects where you use the quilt designs from the ebook. Tag me @sugaridoo or use #SugaridooQuilting so I can find you.
Thank you so much for visiting. I’m super happy to have you here.