Hi Sizzix friends! Phew, that month went quick, right? It's June now, so this is usually the time I start to think about my backyard and sprucing it up for Summer, part of which includes purchasing a nice table and chairs for future BBQ's and alfresco dining! I jumped ahead with today's project and immediately got to work on some coasters for my imaginary outside eating space ;-)
Of course they are just as useful for indoor dining too! And Liberty fabrics makes everything prettier, am I right!?
For this project you will need the following Sizzix Die Cuts:
As well, some small fabric scraps, (approx 1/4m total) and batting.
1. Cut (4) squares, arrange them with alternating prints and sew them together in sets of two with 1/4" seam allowance, then join the two rows together to form your four-patch block. Press seams open.
2. Using the largest size of the circle die-cutter, place the four-patch block centred down on the die cut, run it through the Sizzix to cut a circle shape.
3. Cut additional circles of the same size in; batting, interfacing and backing fabric (for the bottom of the coaster).
4. Fuse the interfacing circle to the bottom section circle.
5. Place the batting, the bottom of the coaster (right sides up) and the coaster top section (right sides down) together. Sew around the edge, leaving a small gap for turning.
6. Clip around the edge of the circle to reduce bulk and ease edges.
7. Turn right sides out and press flat.
8. Slip-stitch the gap closed, and top-stitch around the edge of the coaster.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I'll be back next month for more Sizzix sewing - see you then! Jessie