Gifty Galore – Fussy Cut Quilted Coasters

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To start, I have a confession. I did a project without using Connecting Threads fabric. Eek! But it is our thread, so I hope you’ll let it slide.

This gifty galore project came about a bit backwards. It began when I fell in love with this fabric. I love Christmas as well as mid-century style illustration (e.g. Mary Blair). This fabric was the best of both worlds, so I bought it with no idea what to do with it. I did a google search with the name of the fabric to see if I could find anyone else’s projects using it. Lo and behold, I found Gwenny Penny’s Fussy-Cut Quilted Coasters. A nice and simple project that utilized the focal fabric perfectly. And as an added bonus, the pattern is free and she even walks you through step-by-step (always nice for a beginner!).

If you need a quick, easily customizable gift, this is your project. Any focal fabric could work for the center fussy-cut area. Even a simpler fabric that’s been embroidered would be a nice and personal touch. I’m thinking another set is in order with our new Spring Terrace fabrics. The yellows and greys would look lovely in this pattern. Or if you’re feeling in the holiday mood, the Quilter’s Candy Novelty Print, Cookie Exchange would be adorable as well.

Do you have any fabrics in mind that would be perfect for this project?

20 responses to “Gifty Galore – Fussy Cut Quilted Coasters”

  1. Mimi O Says:
    11/11/2013 6:05 am

    This is a really cute project and I love the fabric you used. Thanks for the link to the pattern. ;-)

  2. Cathy Robinson Says:
    11/11/2013 6:58 am

    Adorable little coasters! Perfect for those little quilty/crafty friends quick gifts.

  3. Lydia Says:
    11/11/2013 7:25 am

    The coasters are so cute. Thanks for the pattern

  4. Mari Says:
    11/11/2013 8:38 am

    So cute Katrina! Thanks for the post and link to the free pattern! Great idea for Christmas!

  5. Alisha Says:
    11/11/2013 8:44 am

    These coasters are so cute. I love the fabric. TFS the pattern.

  6. Alisha Says:
    11/11/2013 10:14 am

    Katrina – these are SOOO cute! I love the fabric you used. Great job.

  7. Anita Says:
    11/11/2013 10:43 am

    Love the retro Christmas print. Great gift idea, thanks.

  8. Karen A Says:
    11/11/2013 11:44 am

    Great gift idea. Should be a quick and easy project.

  9. Angie Says:
    11/11/2013 2:35 pm

    These are so cute! I’m always looking for coaster ideas.

  10. Ann Says:
    11/11/2013 2:56 pm

    Very cute and an excellent use of your cute fabrics. You’ll be able to use these each Christmas for many years!

  11. Jenni Says:
    11/11/2013 4:43 pm

    I absolutely love the focal fabric! So retro and cute! Nice job!

  12. Lauralee Hensley Says:
    11/11/2013 6:01 pm

    These would be so great to make for co-workers in an office, then a cup and some instant flavored coffees or teas depending on what the co-worker drank.

  13. Lisa Henry Says:
    11/12/2013 6:01 am

    Seriously adorable Katrina! I might make some of these myself for gifts using my stash!

  14. Lori Meyer Says:
    11/13/2013 7:31 am

    What a great idea. I see some of these in my future

  15. kbo Says:
    11/13/2013 7:44 am

    I do have a retro Christmas print that i have held onto for years that would work well with this project. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Melissa Greenfield Says:
    11/13/2013 8:34 am

    What a wonderful idea and so cute too!!!!

  17. Nancy D. Says:
    11/13/2013 11:01 am

    What a cute idea. I fell in love and bought some of that fabric too.

  18. Linda King Says:
    11/13/2013 3:39 pm

    These coasters are so cute, I would love to have these. I love these fabrics. I will have to put these fabrics on my wish list.

  19. Kathleen Lambert Says:
    11/13/2013 4:48 pm

    Love these coasters. Cute and loved the fabric you choose.

  20. Susan Hartley Says:
    11/13/2013 6:46 pm

    So cute – great gift idea!


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