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Tutorial Trial Thursday



Hey Guys!

Is it STILL Thursday? Technically it is…anyway!  Today’s trial comes from Chasing Cotton’s Pop Flower Coaster.  If you get a chance go check out her blog ….very cute!  Let me say…I wanted to practice some appliqué only because I am in the process of planning my entry for Project Quilting. Let’s see the results:

  • How long did it take?  It took me about an hour to complete.
  • Was it easy to follow? It was easy to follow but my “coaster” came out more like a mug rug, which I don’t mind.
  • Do you have any tips?  I really had a hard time following the circle.  This will be an area I will have to work at but it you can do …go on with Ya Bad Self!
  • Would you make it again?  Yes, I will!  I have to, only because this trial did not produce the best results.  Practice makes perfect, on the other hand….I think I would even put these pretty flowers on a quilt!  Wouldn’t that be cute?

Heres some pictures for you!


Here is a closer look at my …circle?

This is the back….this whole project was made of scraps and charm squares I got from a charm swap in December.  Fabric well used!


Okay guys!  That is all for now.  Until next time, Sew Pretty!



**Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Up Friday

Author: Pretty Lady Baby

I am just a girl trying to be crafty. Well really a woman but my thoughts are girly. I am embarking on a journey. I hope to complete all of my goals, share and learn from others.

10 thoughts on “Tutorial Trial Thursday

  1. I’m not sure if this tutorial link will help you out since the blogger was using a zig zag stitch for her applique instead of a straight stitch, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to pass it along. I found her explanation helpful: http://sewlikemymom.com/applique-tutorial-curves/
    I still wound up doing all my applique by hand because I’m still pretty new to using my machine; my former quilting experience was strictly done by hand, but I’m discovering that just takes too long. Happy applique practice!

  2. Looks pretty to me! I’ve always wanted to be able to sew and quilt.

    Also, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. You can check out the details here:
    Keep up the great work on your blog!

  3. I wanted to share with you a tutorial from Fons & Porter that I think gives LOVELY circles every time….The concept is great. Two things to do differently than she shows in the video; put an X cut on the center of the fusing before you lay it on your fabric to stitch, so you can eliminate the worry at turning time. Also; you can remove some of the fusing, making just a ring about 1/2 inch all around after you turn the applique. http://video.fonsandporter.com/videos/interfacing-applique/
    I agree with previous commenters that stitches around the edge look best with a zig zag or blanket stitch; go slow (VERY SLOW), keep your needle down as you raise your pressure foot to slightly turn as you go around the curves. Have fun with your coasters.

  4. Hey Kerrie! Just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing. I miss checking my reader and seeing your wonderful creations. I’m sure you are busy over there. I hope all is well.

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