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Monday, December 17, 2012

Basket full of coasters and some cross stitch


I did the sewing and final steps to make 10 sets of 4 coasters.  Each set is tied up with a ribbon.  These will be gifts given for visitors to my house. I was able to get all the 'sewing' things done so I could put away the sewing machine until after Christmas.  Whew!  It feels great to have those things done.  Now to more cooking, baking and wrapping.

Meanwhile I am working on the Autumn Village.  The main base stitching is now done side to side.  I am working on the border for the verse at the bottom.  It is stitched with an overdyed floss which is certainly interesting with an over one project. 

8 comments:

Vicky said...

Love the coasters, can you share where the pattern comes from :)

Taffy said...

I copied a friend's project. You need a 5" square of bottom fabric, 5: square of fleece/quilt batting, four strips of 5" squares pressed in half. Layer the batting, the top fabric (face up), layer the four strips woven into each other (like you would close the top of a box>?). Stitch all around, turn inside out with the folded parts on top and the base on the bottom. I to trim the corners a bit to make it easier to turn inside out. I hope that helps.

Anne said...

What a great idea, coasters for visitor gifts! Merry Christmas!! :)

Fee said...

Crumbs well done, I had not appreciated the over one ness of this design, it looks so well defined.

Fee

Ann said...

Your coasters are great gifts that will be appreciated - I'm sure of it!
I love how your autumn street is coming along. I also have 2 out of 4 from these designs ... still on my growing "to do" pile :-)

Jentwyn said...

Hi Taffy, so the village is stitched with 1 thread over 1 instead of 2 over 2? I just purchase those patterns and am curious about the change.
Thanks
Jennifer

Taffy said...

Yes, I decided to change the pattern and stitch it over one. I will warn everyone that there are quarter stitches but not that many. If I was to start over, I might change to a smaller count (32 or 40 count) and stitched over 2 because of the quarter stitches.

Sandy F. said...

What cute coasters! ;o)