I always, always enjoy using up every last piece from a project. I used the scraps leftover from the Strippy Catch-All Baskets that I posted about the Strippy Fabric Basket to make some neat little coasters.
Batik Coasters and Fabric Basket
I recently made another Strippy Fabric Basket that is perfect for summer flowers and also talk about a mistake I made when making it.
I did a little free-motion flower on each of the corners that weren’t strip pieced. Then I just placed a strip piece and a flower piece right sides together and sewed around the block with a 1/4 inch seam. I left a little 2 inch opening on 1 side so I could turn the coaster right side out. Give it a little press and then top-stitch around it. You now have a cute little coaster that is a 4 inch square.
Here is a photo of the corners that were cut from the basket pattern – you can read my post here if you missed it.
When I decided to add the flowers to the coasters I didn’t worry about drawing lines or anything. If you notice……some have 6 petals…..5 petals…..7 petals…I really need to quit daydreaming when I am free-motion quilting.
You wouldn’t want to use the basket as a holder for the coasters….it is a little too big…..but I just wanted to show them in it.
There are 5 different sizes included in the basket pattern…..I could always make a smaller one to hold the coasters…..so many ideas!
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