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‘Cheers’ Christmas Coasters by Michelle

Christmas coasters, perfect for a glass of fizz and a mince pie

Traditional Christmas fabrics, and a fabulous use for this amazing cork fabric…

Materials:

- 1 metre of Christmas Holly Fabric on white

- Half a metre of Iron On Fusible Wadding

- Quarter metre of Cork Fabric

- Quarter metre of Gold Fabric

- Black DMC Embroidery Thread

Gutermann Metallic Gold Thread

- Small piece of White Fabric

- Quarter metre of Fine Interfacing

Cutting:

- 8 x 8” Christmas holly fabric squares

- 4 x 7” wadding squares

- 4 x corks, cut using the template and fused to the interlining and cork fabric

- 4 x pieces of white fabric measuring 5” x 3” fused onto the interlining

Haberdashery items:

  • Iron-away marker pen

  • Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors

  • Iron

  • Templates for champagne cork, explosion design and the ‘cheers’ wording

  • Basic sewing supplies

Finished size of coaster: 7” each (makes 4).

Making the Christmas Coasters

Using the cork template, draw this out onto the interfacing, cut out and fuse them onto the back of the cork fabric. Using an iron-away marker pen, draw on the details of the cork.

Fuse the wadding pieces to four of the holly fabric pieces.

Take the 4 white pieces of fabric and fuse them onto the interfacing, trace the writing onto the fabric using your iron-away marker, stitch using a small darning needle and black embroidery thread (6 threads at one time) small running stitches.

Trim your white fabric to measure 4” x 1 ½”.

Take the ‘explosion’ template and draw these out on to the interfacing, then fuse them onto the back of the gold fabric (use a low heat when bonding onto the gold fabric). Repeat this process 3 more times. Cut out all the gold shapes.

Position the items onto the fabric without the wadding.

Blanket stitch in gold thread the white block, and the champagne cork.

Using the gold thread, sew along the markings you made on the corks.

Sew 1/8” around the edges of the explosion pieces.

With right sides together, sew ½” around the coasters, joining them together. Remember to leave a 2-3” gap for turning the right way out.

Turn right way out, press and using a ladder stitch, sew up the gap.

Using the gold thread, stitch curved lines, this will hold the wadding in place and add extra glitter to the explosion.

You can download the templates here.

(Make sure the 1” square measuring 1” after printing)

Thanks for reading,

Michelle @ creativeblonde

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