I started Little Bunny Quilts a year ago to share my quilting progress and ideas. I've had a needle and thread in my hand since I was 6 or 7, started quilting in high school, and have gotten full force into sewing and quilting since the start of 2011. Did I mention that I'm also a full-time PhD candidate in chemistry? I'm kind of a busy girl.
Here are some of the things I've made in the last year and a half (other than the teacup quilt which you can vote for in this week's Quilting Gallery contest!)
|1. Nubees Blocks - August 2. Cheery Quilt 3. Christmas Napkins |
4. Batik Placemats 5. Nubee's Block - July 6. Snowflake Quilt
7. Seville Quilt 8. Mystery Quilt 9. Teacup quilt
Favorite Blogging Tip: Be yourself! If a quilting blog makes me laugh, I automatically follow it.
Favorite craft book: Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett
Favorite Books: Harry Potter series and classic literature.
Favorite Quilting Tool: My rotary cutter, it was the best use of Christmas money ever.
Favorite TV show while quilting: I usually have Netflix playing on my laptop. I watch all kinds of movies and shows, but I love Parks and Recreation.
Binding: Hand or machine? I've never actually done machine binding. I really love hand stitching bindings.
And a quick shout out to Jennie who designed my blog! I won her contest for a blog redesign for a while back and she was so wonderful to work with.
Onto the important part:
You will need:
Focus fabric for front
Binding Fabric (approximately 18-20 inches in length per coaster)
For each coaster cut:
One 4" square for your front
One 5" square for your back (precut squares make things very easy!)
Layer your front square, batting (I used batting scraps cut at 5 inches across and trimmed them once quilting was done), and your backing square together. Quilt as desired. (I quilted mine with straight lines approximately a quarter of an inch apart.) Trim off excess binding.
Sew on binding as desired. Ta da! Maybe even put some cupcakes on your cupcake coasters.
Here's another set that I whipped up in less than an hour for a gift:
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit Cathy over at Blueberry Patch!