Coasters!

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Here are some scraps I found while cleaning and organizing the studio  – recently – and no, no, I’m not done with that yet… although organization is always a DAILY task… I haven’t always held myself to that standard!  LOL.

But I was pleased to find these little scarp pieces. Even more, I enjoyed making them into something useful.  They are our new coasters!

Silk fabric. But coasters you ask?  Yup.  I know I’m taking a risk here.  They were small pieces… and I didn’t want to throw them back in the box (to get lost … again!).  Just about right for coasters, maybe even a tad bit on the small size.  Because  they are stabilized with a fused stabilizer (as silk fabric ravels terribly if you don’t), I’m hoping they will hold up in the wash.  Normally I wouldn’t put them in the wash, but since there wasn’t much time invested in them, I think this will be interesting to see.  I’ll throw them in a hoisery bag to help protect them.    And then… I will know for sure! 

Last year, February 1, 2011, I published the quilt which these pieces are the scraps leftovers from a tablerunner I titled: “Pick Up Stix” & you can see that post by clicking  here.  And that tablerunner was made from the scraps from a silk quilt I free motion quilted for the Bernina store last year!  Three times a charm! Love it!


Just  quick picture how the triage looks on our coffee table, as I ‘staged’ it for ya’ll.

EnJoy the weekeend!  Three days for me, as Monday is a federal holiday! YAY YAY YAY!


XO
Leslie

Comments 6

  1. Leslie,
    Thank you for the surprise gift, "Snowflake Dreams" that came in the mail today. I must have won your drawing! It was extremely fitting since today we had our first snowfall. Love your work – I read your blog every day.
    Leanne H.

  2. They are beautiful. We've been making mug rugs lately. In fact, it's time to start making mug rugs for gifts next year. Never too soon to begin sewing for Christmas.
    Have a good one!
    Darc
    xxoo

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