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Monday, June 10, 2013

Lola, And a Giveaway!

This line in rich browns, golds, grays, and blacks is called Lola! This is the third set of fabrics I was given as part of a challenge. I had about 1/4 yard of each design in this line. I kept thinking of coffee when I took it out, so my ideas followed that line of thinking.
First of all, I made a Mug Bag using the pattern found here. It holds a coffee cup and has a pocket for cream or sweetener.
Then I made coasters. It was fun matching the fabrics for these! This is what you'll need:
  •  Hexagon templates - Mine are from Quilt Sense and they are available in many fabric shops as well as online. They have 3 sizes of templates as well as a 60 degree triangle. 
  •  glue stick
  •  fleece or batting
  •  fabric
  •  rotary cutter
  •  iron for pressing after gluing   
Using the two largest hexagons (5 1/4" and 4") cut a large hexagon (this will form the back and the binding of the coaster and a smaller hexagon, which will become the center, from two coordinating fabrics.
Cut a 4" hexagon from the fleece or batting. (I like to use fleece because it gives more protection to the table and it will not shrink during washing.
Find the center of the large hexagon and working from the wrong side of the larger piece, use a little glue to adhere the fleece and then the center fabric over that (right sides up).  


Remove the templates and turn the raw edges of the larger hexagon down about 1/4". (Run the glue stick along the outer edge and then turn it back. It will adhere and you can press it into place.) (Alternatively, if you want a very narrow binding edge, turn the raw edge back to meet the edge of the smaller hexagon (basically, you are folding the edges that show in half). Press.
Using the glue again, turn the edges back over the center hexagon. Fold it over right at the edge of the center hexagon. Press to dry the glue and set the crease.
Now all you have to do is sew it down! You can use fancy stitches or the straight stitch on your machine or you can do it by hand.
 That's all there is to it! Easy enough for a beginner or a child!

This is the last of this three by three mini hop! (Three posts by three blogs!)
Be sure you leave a comment at each and visit the Blank Quilting facebook page for a chance to win some fabric!
Be sure to visit these other two blogs:


NOTE: I have just returned from a month long trip! The links above have been corrected! I'm sorry for the problem with them earlier!


  
Until next time....   
 

46 comments:

  1. what lovely projects Linda and thankyou for sharing your tutorial.xx

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  2. Thanks for the tip about using fleece as a backing.

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  3. I love your hexagonal coasters. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  4. Hi Linda what is not to like in this post and the fabrics are just yummy. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I appreciate it...

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  5. Thanks for the quick tutorial.

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  6. Very cute! These fabrics would be great for fall.

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  7. I love this combo. You did great!

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  8. What great fabric and idea to use them up. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  9. and Linda, I'm getting a "blog not found" when I click on Debby Kratovil's link?

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  10. I love the mug rug carrier and the first time I spotted it done up was in the sew we quilt April Showers mug rug hop. Your version turned out really cute as that fabric does have a coffee colored vibe!

    The matching coasters are wonderful! THX for the tutorial on how you accomplished making them. I'll have to give it a whirl and/or suggest this for a sew-in "make and take."

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  11. I love your hexagons. I think I am in need of the templates. Have been to Blanks facebook and love the fabric you are using.

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  12. I love the colors and designs in the Lola fabrics. You made wonderful use of them. Those hexagon templates look very interesting. I have a one size hexagon template, but sometimes it is so quick and easy to have a shape the right size for cutting and trimming. I am going to look into these. Thanks for sharing your inspiring quiltiness today ... :) Pat

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  13. Very rich looking fabrics.. Makes me think of the holidays for some reason.

    Your tut's are always well written and easy to understand. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love your hexi mug rugs I'm going to give them a try thanks for the tips and tricks.

    Robin in Washington State
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  15. I am going to try making the hexie coasters. I visited Blank Quilting, their fabrics are great.

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  16. Thanks Linda...I gotta get on the hey wagon one of these days!

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  17. Those are beautiful coasters with the fabrics you used and a nice idea for seasonal coasters, as well as gifts.

    Debbie

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  18. I'm with you in that the fabric reminded me of coffee. I love what you did with it and thank you for the coasters idea.

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  19. What a great set of projects to go with the beautiful fabrics. I am interested in your hexie coasters. They look like fun!

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  20. You really do manage to do a lot with a little. Thanks so very much for the tute

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  21. I like the hexie coasters, a quick, easy and cute project!

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  22. HI! NEAT PROJECT AND LOVE THE FABRICS TOO!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  23. I really like your hexie coasters. I am going to try your method on making them. They would make lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I have always loved black and browns. I think they look so elegant together. Love your coffee set.

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  25. That's a clever Mug bag. I need one to bring my mug to my quilt guild meetings. Love the coasters too.

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  26. I really like the coasters, (I love Hexagons). The fabrics work so well together.

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  27. looks like you have reminded me of something I would like to make....... maybe a little later this summer
    Your projects look great Fiona
    in stitches

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  28. It looks like I am not the only one who loves brown fabric. Who knows maybe I will try me a hexie.

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  29. These are my FAVORITE colors! And I really love the hexie coasters. Am thinking my Go!Baby hexie die cutter might make quick work of the cutting, if the size ratio between the shapes will work. Something to try...
    Thanks, Linda!

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  30. What a fun little project, and it would make such nice gifts. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  31. It will be fun to make several sets of these for each holiday! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. So cute and useful. That color pallette does yell coffee =). Love the matching coasters.

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  33. Loving those colors and such a older full coaster!!

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  34. I really like the coaster. That's a cute idea. :-)

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  35. Before I read a single word...just from the photo of fabric I immediately thought of coffee and I don't even drink it. Very clever of you to make a cup cozy/carrier and coasters. I am thinking there is a "C" theme here. Thank you for the coaster tutorial. Great gift set idea. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts Dear...

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  36. Pretty! Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  39. I love the hexagon shape for the coasters, we desperately need some to catch condensation from glasses in the summer. Thanks!

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