So in my many flip throughs I decided to make the coasters out of purely practical reasons. My hubby and I invested in a new set of bedroom furniture. Like the most beautiful mission style oak bedroom set on the planet. I lurv it and I don't want to be getting any tea mug stains on it, ya know.
I choose to use a Joel Dewberry fabric Heirloom which I got the fat quarter set last year for myself for Christmas. It's already in some pillow shams I made for the bed so it fits in well. And there's beautiful roses on one side and blue/purple geometric on the other.
So we know the book is gorgeous and the writing and diagrams are good too. I decided to actually read the instructions and go with the way Susan uses to bind her quilts and things with a binding tape that is folded over the exposed edges. Very clever, a little tricky, and worth the effort. Once you sew the binding on you're done. I like that satisfaction. I choose not to baste the corners as she suggests but I can see how it totally helps out.
what's missing here? A coaster!
aahhh. Much better!
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