Guestblogger Crissy : Cutting them out

Hey everyone! I am Crissy the guest blogger for this week. Thanks to Rian and Kelli for this opportunity. Can you believe Thanksgiving is just days away? It's hard to believe that Christmas has snuck up on us once again. That means it's time to start Christmas shopping or sewing, if you haven't already! The ladies here at Presser Foot have done a great job of picking out a few very easy handmade gift ideas. There's nothing better than unwrapping a gift that you know was made especially for you. This week I will be making these - a cute set of coasters designed by Denyse Schmidt.
Let's get started...
I don't know about you but if you are anything like me, time can be precious. Sewing time can be even more precious. These coasters are super easy, super quick and super cute. You can customize them a million different ways and they can be made to match any decor. So first step, pick your fabric. You'll need 6 different prints/solids. Here is what Rian and Kelli sent me:
The colors look great together! You'll need to decide what you want to use for the back of your coaster. I could have used a different back for each coaster but I chose the use only the green print for this set.
Now you've got to cut out 6 squares for the back of the coasters. The squares are 4.5 in x 4.5 in.
Next we will be cutting out the pattern pieces for the front of the coasters. This can be semi tricky, the pattern pieces are small and you have to cut out 6 total of each piece. Like the patterns says, stack three layers of fabric together and cut out the pieces. Repeat this for your other three pieces of fabric and you are done!

Now, the fun part...arranging those pieces. Here's what I came up with.

Easy so far? I thought so too. Stay tuned for sewing...

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