New Quilting Book

Prototype 1

I thought that I would put some things into those soft baskets I made and have started with a coaster.  I might have over designed it and I think I will make a few adjustments to the pattern.

I started with the left over fabric that I had made the bags from and used insilbrite as the padded layer between the fabrics.

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I layered up my front, back and wadding, sewed around the shape I had selected and turned it through.  I used a 100 weight thread to sew the opening closed.  That part was straight forward.


Then I wanted a circle in the middle to make a kind of saucer for the mug.  To do this I made a couple of templates for the shapes.

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One I made a bit bigger and after applying visofix to the back of the fabric, cut out the shape.  I used a wadding with an adhesive on one side which was slightly smaller in size. 

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I then sewed a line of gathering stitches around my fabric and put the wadding inside this and pulled it up around the shape.

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After finding the centre of the coaster,

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I was able to press this in position, were it stuck because of the adhesive, and sew around the edge without it moving.

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I was going to use some of the left over quilted fabric to make a mock tea bag but I think this would drive me crazy.

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So It is just going to be used without that piece.

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Now to make the real ones.



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I agree with you about the tea-bag - a cute idea, but potentially exasperating!

Carolyn Foley

So True.

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