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Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Scrap Fun

Yesterday I got out my scraps and came up with another way to use them. Coasters. Season appropriate coasters. How cute is that? Well what ever you think, I love them, and my dog loves them! I'm thinking now I need to do some for every Holiday.
So I started with some scarps. I did cut the batting so that I didn't have to wrestle with big pieces, just big enough. You want to have something to hold onto, so don't cut it too small.
Layer a quilt sandwich, with 2 pieces of batting. Draw a pumpkin shape on paper, cardboard or plastic.
Draw around that template onto your fabric. I used a pencil, because you will be sewing over it, but you don't want it to be seen.
Go to your machine and get ready to free motion.
Sew around the outside line several times, 4-5. Then the inner segments of pumpkin a couple of times.
Next, cut a stem and sew him down, also several times around the outside. Carefully trim the pumpkin stem away from the body of the pumpkin.
Then cut as close as possible around the stitched outside line. Till you have a pumpkin coaster.
They are so fun and easy, you'll end up with several before you know it.
Have fun and send me pics if you make any. And just to let you know, Oct 25 is my first year Blogiversary. And because I made so many coasters, you will have a change to win some of these.
Take care, Brandie

17 comments:

Lizzie said...

Adorable!

Kim said...

I love all your Halloween crafts and these are great! How did you dry your apple heads? I'm expecting to make a trip to Apple Hill soon and think this just might be an excellent way to use some! LOL!

ranette said...

So darn cute! Very creative!

Wilma NC said...

Love the coasters!!! I'm gonna make some.

debbie said...

your coasters are so cute. Our guild meeting sew along project this month is jack-0-lantern placemats...these would go with it nicely. I like your shape better, their pattern is just round.

Candace said...

Love the coasters, think I'll have to give it a try.

Kim West said...

absolutely darling!!!

Dorothy said...

I made a few coasters, quick and easy Thanks for the pattern. I can't get pictures on my blog right now, my camera isn't working with the cord :( but check it out tomorrow.
www.pawsforstitching.blogspot.com

call me crazy said...

Very cute! I think I need to go play with my scraps and sewing machine! Thanks! :-)

call me crazy said...

I made some! Stop by to see. Thanks for the great instructions!

Cindy said...

Sandie posted about your great fun tutorial on these coasters so I had to pop over. Thank you so much. I will making some TODAY!!!!!!

Trisha said...

I saw Sandie's post on HGTV and just had to pop over and have a look see, I can see me making some of these in my near future! Thanks :)

Bridget B said...

Very pretty- thanks for the tutorial I will have to check my scraps.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is fun to catch up with you. And see what you are up to. Love the pumpkins. So so cute. And that mug is lovely too.

Carrie P. said...

Been catching up on the rest of your blog. What great coasters and the others that the other bloggers have made are so cute too.
Such great treasures you have gotten from your grandma.
I have that create and decorate magazine. I will have to try those bars.

AnnieO said...

I found you through Quilt Hollow...

I love that these are raw-edged, making them that much faster to finish! The girls at work have been clamoring for me to make something else so my scraps will definitely come out to play. Thanks for a great tutorial!

Kate said...

Cute coasters!!