And yet another idea for FMQ samples!

This week I’ve been working on a new quilt. It’s all pieced and today I was ready to start machine quilting it. I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted to quilt it, but wasn’t quite sure about what color thread to use. Time to audition a few.

The quilt uses 4½” squares, and I had several left over. So instead of using random scraps, I decided to use these squares – I even had a long strip of batting and backing left over from the quilt, so it all worked together. I tried several threads and made up my mind to go with the white. Of course.

Now what to do with these small quilted squares? I didn’t want to spend too much time on this, but I don’t like these odds and ends to pile up either. So I pulled out my Olfa circle cutter, and cut the quilted squares. I just zig-zag stitched the edges on several of them; on others I satin-stitched. The edges did wave a little, but I just pressed them with a little bit of steam and… voilá! Instant coasters! You can never have too many of them, in my opinion.

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  1. Manoli
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Hola Angie, hace tiempo que no sabía de tí, te conocí hace mucho por tu web incluso intercambiamos algunos mails. Sigues haciendo cosas preciosas. Me alegro de haberte encontrado. Espero que visites mi blog http://laboresconencanto.blogspot.com/
    Aunque no puedo publicar todo lo que me gustaría pues el tiempo no da para nada.
    Besos
    Manoli

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