Sunday, July 11, 2010
Crazy About Coasters
I don't know what it is about making these that thrills me, but it does! judipatuti brought in these wonderful Moda fabrics, all color coordinated, precut to 1 3/4", and rolled into a beautiful wheel. I yelped when I saw them because they are perfect for making the objects in Susan Breier's book, It's A Wrap II. In it, Susan Breier teaches how to wrap strips of fabric around cotton clothesline, coil it, and then sew it with a zig zag stitch. Now, I'm no great sewer. I don't like working with machines as much as I like working with my bare hands. But, I have thoroughly enjoyed sewing these. There's no pattern, no cutting, no fitting. Just working with gorgeous fabrics and it is so satisfying to finish a project in under an hour (versus knitting which, well, you know...takes time). And I have finally come to know by Baby Lock Crafster machine that I bought last year (or was it two years ago?). It's a damn fine machine! And the thing about the coasters is that they truly work! They are super absorbent, they don't stick to the bottom of the glass and fall off when you take a sip (scaring the bejesus out of you). They're great! I'm thinking of offering these for sale at the Walkabout on July 17th. See if others are as crazy about them as I am. What do you think?