It’s No Ring November courtesy of Carla over at Creatin’ in the Sticks!
Several years ago I started making seasonal coasters for my mom and so I trotted out my old ideas and started a set that would make a fun stocking stuffer! I still haven’t hooked the old computer up from when we evacutated ahead of the fire threat (I know, I know it’s been over a year…) .
Anyway, without my old patterns, I decided to use an old sewing trick and drafted a quick 3.0″ finished square with a simple tree design. Then, so I didn’t have to trace it three more times, I used my unthreaded sewing machine to stitch my penciled lines through all four layers of paper.
Voila! Four matching patterns with the added bonus of pre-perforating the paper so it’s even easier to remove.
I like to make and trim my coaster and then quilt them to a slightly larger piece of fabric.
After I quilt it, I trim the excess batting and trim the back fabric so it extends just 3/4″ beyond the trimmed batting. Then I fold the backing around the front and hand stitch it down.
This is a great place to use up leftover scraps and bits. I’ve made seasonal coasters with flowers, leaves, fish and more fun things. I hope you’ll dig into your scraps and whip up a set of these for yourself and maybe one for a friend!
I’d love to see them if you do. You can tag me over at Instagram at @bethstrand
Be sure to check out these other talented folks and thank Carla for putting this party together!
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