Friday, September 30, 2011

Scraps to Coasters

Let me show you what I decided to make out of some scraps from the diaper bag that I made a couple of posts ago.


These were the 4" corners that were cut from the bottom of the bag.  When I cut them, I thought that they looked like something useful for a later project.  They already have interfacing ironed to them.  So I set them aside for later.
I also thought that it would be a good time to check out one of the many stitches that my wonderful new machine could do...stippling.
Brother SE 400
I'm in LOVE with this machine!  I did my research on sewing machines before I decided to buy this one.  It has so many time cutting features.  For instance - easy thread bobbin, threads the needle, push button to cut threads, automatic back stitching, the list goes on & on. Of course, this is my opinion.  Brother has not paid me to brag on their machine.  :)

I needed some bias tape, so I cut 4 strips.

This is what it looked like after ironing.

Hmmm, not sure of what I think about the stippling stitch.

Here's 2 of them all finished.

I am not very good at bias tape and this project didn't turn out as well as I anticipated.  But I did learn some things along the way.  So it wasn't a total wash.

While I was out today running errands around town, I stopped at a local fabric store and purchased one of those do-dads that folds the bias tape for you while you iron it.  I hope this thing saves me a lot of heart ache.  I'm currently working on a quilted wall hanging for my sewing room that I will need bias tape for.  I will let you know how well I liked my new gadget.

Thanks again for stopping by!


  1. Now I need you to mail me those because they match MY bag!! LOL How cool, you are just too creative!

  2. These are beautiful! I'd love for you to join my brand new linky party!

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  4. Thanks for the comment on my blog....and I now follow you too! Cute coasters and I think your bias looks just fine!

  5. Great idea for using up left over pieces. I like the stitching.

  6. These are great. You make some beautiful things and have great ideas.


  7. Well and beautifully done! Love the combination of fabrics you used.

  8. Great way to use scrap fabric. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I am following you right back.

  9. Can you come over and figure out how to use up all the scrap fabric I have lying around?! Very cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  10. Thank you for following me! Love the coasters and what a great way to get rid of some of your scraps!!