Quilter’s Coasters

Have y’all seen our Say it With Words fabric panels?  I have been playing around with them for a couple of months now.  They really are a lot fun and you can make just about anything with them.  I wanted to show the most recent project I did using our Things Quilter’s Really Think IV panel

I also used the Sassy Jelly Roll and for the backing I used 54″ Dottie Fabric in celery.  In the picture above you can see where I had already cut the fabric panel apart into the individual sayings.

I used a basic log cabin pattern with strips from the jelly roll to surround each saying.

I couldn’t decide if i wanted to use them as a quilt or cut them up individually.  I am soooo in love the Sassy fabrics….love, love, love them…aren’t these colors gorgeous.

I decided to cut them up into individual squares.  With this panel you get 24 different sayings. 

I finished them all of by adding a grommet to the corner of each.

These would make great little gifts for all of your quilter friends.  There are so many ideas that you could try with these panels.  You could make a quilt.  Break them up and make a wall hanging.  I think these will be cute broken up into groups of 4 and given as coasters.

I am having so much fun with these panels.  Look forward to see many more in the the coming days.

I hope you are all having a GREAT day!

Let’s Go Sew!


Charm Pack Coasters

Hey there!  Well, I have decided to try my hand at offering you a simple tutorial. 

These little cutie coasters are made using 8 pieces of fabric from a charm pack.

 Choose 8 squares (if you don’t have a charm pack just cut 5″ x 5″ squares from your choice of fabric)

Cut 4 pieces of batting that are 5 1/4″ square

Layer your pieces in this order: 2 pieces of your fabric right sides facing together then a piece of batting.  Sew your layers together using a 1/4″ seam.  * I used my walking foot just took keep things from slipping.  Make sure you leave a 2″ opening on one side so you can turn your square right side out.

Cut your four corners on an angle..this will help you have a crisper corner.

Turn your square right side out.

Once you have turned your square you will see that your corners are kind of rounded.  I am not a big fan of that.  I like nice crisp corners so i used the wonderful tool known as the Classic Crystal Point Turner.

See how much prettier the corners are now?…I love this tool!  I really am not sure how my life existed without it.  I use it everytime I am turning items.  LOVE LOVE LOVE it.  (ok that was my little woohoo for the day :o) )

Now once you have turned everything you will have a small opening

Press press press.  Make sure that your opening sides are lined up.  This might take a some negotiations with your iron but you can make it happen.

Now you are are ready to sew around your edge to close the opening.  I like to sew as close as possible to the edge so I can make sure to catch all the fabric.  Now is also the time to do any kind of quilting you like.  I like to vary my quilting. 

Now you are all done.  You can just throw them on your coffee table or tie a ribbon around them and give them as a great Thank You gift.

Let’s Go Sew!