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