Tuesday, 29 March 2011

~Tuesday~ Small sewing projects

I have been so busy sewing for other people lately that there's very little time left to sew for myself. So I've been keeping myself happy with small projects. Like this set of circular coasters.

Circle Coasters

 At first I meant to do a tute for these but then there were bias binding and curved corner tutorials popping up left and right in blogtopia. So I thought if you wanted to make a set of these you would be able to gather up the information needed quite easily. If not let me know and I will do a tutorial anyway :-)
To challenge myself I made the bias binding out of Liberty fabric, I just love the soft silkiness against the coarser linens I used for the main fabric. And it honestly was not as difficult as I anticipated, in fact I found the curves much smoother with Liberty bias binding than with the regular cotton I used to bind this potholder.

Log Cabin Potholder

I'm not really the potholder type of girl, wich probably explains why I did not have any. So now that I do, I very well may find I am in fact the potholder type of girl ;-)
Oh how I love these liberated log cabin blocks, they're so much fun to sew and so versatile. I've used them on pillows, mug rugs, a wallet  {wich I haven't showed you because I insisted on using it before taking pictures and now it's all grotty and I need to make a new one just so I can use it for a pretty photo and there are just not enough hours in the day! lol}

potholder detail

Inspired by Kerry's stamps I got myself some Versacraft ink and started stamping away. I bought only a few stamps but I really need to get some more now. This is highly addictive don't say I did not warn you!

What I really should be doing is my getting my little garden spring ready, the sun's been shining this week yay! But I'd rather sew than pull out weeds, anyone fancy doing some gardening for me? 

x Leila


  1. Lovely eye candy Leila I love love love the pot holder and really must try to make one for myself! Maybe we should arrnage a little private swap ;)

  2. Sorry I'm not really much of a gardener! Coasters are fantastic!

  3. I love the coasters, I must have a go at that! It's funny about the pot holder thing, cos I just made one for a swap but I don't own one either LOL ... I quite enjoyed making it, and I cut another one, so it's only a matter of time before that becomes another addiction ...

    I can't deal with your weeding, I've got my own to avoid!

  4. I'm a little jealous, they are so cute and I've had hardly a minute to sew this week. I might just whip some up tonight.
    I HAVE been out in the garden pulling weeds, and while I'd rather be sewing as well...the weather is making it hard to resist.

  5. I love your coasters and potholders!I may have to try this for myself!
    I too have ordered a versacraft ink pad but I'm having trouble choosing alphabet stamps! so many to choose from - any advice????

  6. I love all your little makes and all the bias edges, it works so beautifully and I know what you mean about Liberty- great to work with! Happy stamping! My gardening is of the lazy kind

  7. Oooh I love those coasters and potholders and, when I do them, the corners curl up, why is that?!

  8. I'm officially in love with your round coasters:) I love the way you put fabrics together - prints and colors. But I don't think they should be used as a coasters - they're to pretty to be used at all - they should be hanging on a wall in the kitchen - just to look at them and admire:)

  9. These are so gorgeous!!! Such great fabrics. I've been sewing little circle blocks too and threatening to make them into coasters, but I think they'll end up as a quilt.

  10. Love these. I'm not much of a coaster boy myself but these make me want to convert. The linen adds a nice old time feel. Great!

  11. Yay yay lovely! These are beautiful.

  12. personally, I'm big into pot holders and LOVE yours! Hope you are now a pot holder convert as a consequence of making such pretty ones ;-)

  13. these are great!
    i'm always interested in bias binding tutorials...i've got mug rugs on my to-do list :)

  14. I realize you posted this ages ago, but I've just stumbled onto it this evening. I adore both the round potholders and the square one! You've inspired me to do some log cabin ones. Something about log cabin piecing, which I've only just started, is so soothing...

    Thanks for sharing! And for making a Flickr group for people who do your tutorials.

  15. I love these pot holders. I was out looking for some small sewing projects to inspire me, when I stumbled across your delight blog. I am so happy that I did! I am your newest follower. You have created a marvelous site, you're so talented.
    Have a lovely week.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)


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