Got scraps from a “just finished” project? How about small pieces of batting that you trim for the edge of a quilt? Use them to create some scrappy coasters.
Honestly, these are the easiest little projects to make. I probably make these every few weeks and either use them at home, gift them in scrappy sets of 6 or just store them in lovely piles in my sewing room (for future re-gifting).
I start by getting my pieces of batting ready. I trim to have perfect straight edges and then take them over to the sewing machine - butt the edges and change my machine to a zig-zag stitch. I like fairly long, but not overly spaced out zig-zags. Once I’ve put a few of these together I can start my scrappy coasters.
I back the piece of batting with fabric (it’s perfect way to use up those “what was I thinking when I bought these” fat quarters). Sometimes I cut down the pieces into squares and sometimes I make a long QAYG piece and then cut down to 6” squares (or really whatever size works for the top). It’s all dependant on the scraps I have available right at that precise moment.
Some are just strips of fabric; sewn and flipped and quilted and then the next piece is sewn, flipped, quilted etc… Sometimes I try a mini Log-Cabin design.
Sometimes I embellish or add appliqué or some hand quilting. It all depends on the mood and what pieces I have readily available right then and there.
Have you tried making scrappy coasters?
What’s your favourite method?