Mini quilts: Christmas coasters

7 12 2008

I had some foundation paper piecing patterns from Bobbie, so decided to make half a dozen Christmas coasters (perhaps as gifts—I’m not sure what I’ll do with them yet). Yesterday I made the blocks, and today I added the backing and batting, did some stitch-in-the-ditch quilting on them, and added the binding. I still have to finish hand sewing the binding on the other five, but here’s the first one finished.

This was a great way to use up some fabric scraps! Each coaster measures 12cm x 12 cm (about 4.5 inches) square, and each has taken about 1 hour to complete. This is NOT a cheap gift for a set of six if you take into account the cost of my time. Lucky I do it ‘cos I enjoy it! 😉

Christmas coaster - tulip block

Christmas coaster - tulip block


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7 12 2008
Watch those search terms! « At Random

[…] 7 12 2008 I needed to find out how to do the tuck/fold method of joining binding strips on some mini quilts I’m making. Bobbie had shown me a few weeks ago, but I’d forgotten. So it was off to […]

8 12 2008
Char James-Tanny

What a great idea!

30 12 2008
I’ve been busy: 1 « At Random

[…] use some left over stiff interfacing (the sort that works well for placemats and coasters). I made some Christmas coasters using some of Bobbie’s foundation paper piecing blocks off her ‘In my garden’ […]

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