Quilted Drink Coasters Tutorial

Many of you are probably interested in sewing and not quilting… for whatever reason.  But today I need you to open up your mind, eyes, and ears and listen to me when I yell “YOU CAN QUILT!”  It’s really not that crazy of an idea.  No matter how difficult or time consuming you think quilting is I am challenging you to watch my video tutorial on quilting basics and to try out my quilted coasters project made out of two half-square triangle block units. Keep reading for the tutorial. To be a quilter you don’t have to hand piece and hand quilt a California king size quilt.  Many quilters just make smaller quilted projects like bags or wall hangings.

Look at me… I’m a quilter and because I don’t have time to make huge quilts I satisfy my urge by making mini quilts.  And by mini I do mean mini.  Most of my minis are smaller than 15″ x 15″.   Those can be whipped up in no time.   Well, in a few hours… but that is considered “no time” when you compare it to a quilt you’ve been working on for 8+ years.  Don’t laugh… I know quilters who are in that situation.

So, whether you know how to sew or not…even if you are the most beginner of all beginners…. go ahead and tackle these quilted coasters as your first quilting project!  You will see there is not much to it… it is do-able and fun!….and who knows maybe you’ll fall in love and become one of those hand-piecing-hand-quilting-California-king-size-quilt-makers!

I’m in a happy mood today because two of my tutorials were featured on Craft Gossip! What does that mean for you?…. that means you get a giveaway!
One of you lucky ducks will win this set of 4 pieced pinwheel coasters I made out of some vintage fabric I had in my stash.

You can enter in three different ways:
1) become a facebook fan
2) Follow me on Twitter
3) Follow this blog
Once you do any or all of these things drop me a comment here and let me know which ones you did. Each one you do will give you another opportunity to win!

Giveaway ends Friday, April 30, 2010.  Please leave your email in your comment if you do not have a way for me to contact you.  Winner will be announced on May 1st.

{p.s.- I have another giveaway running until the end of April,too.}

happy quilting!

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20 Responses to Quilted Drink Coasters Tutorial

  1. Danette Gabaldon April 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    I am now a follower to ur blog!! I love how your tutorials are easy and detailed enough that I can teach my boss (attorney) how to sew some of your patterns – like the bib one!! Thanks for sharing your craft!! Love it, love it, love it!!


  2. isa & marta April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Soy un seguidor de tu blog, incluyeme en tu regalo.

  3. Daphne Kiernan April 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    I’m a facebook fan, and a blog follower 🙂

  4. Amanda April 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    I have always wanted to learn how to quilt (& sew). I’m working on the sewing but will now start on the quilting thanks to your wonderful tutorial.
    I am a follower.

  5. Amanda April 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    I am a Facebook Fan under my real name: Amanda Davey.

  6. Rachel April 25, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    I am a facebook fan, twitter follower and blog follower too! I love your work it’s great! Thanks so much for your quilting tutorial. Has helped me so much to get started!

  7. Vanessa April 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    Hey Crafty Gemini!
    I thought I was a follower of your blog already, since my own blog links to yours, but I realized I was not. So today I signed up to follow your blog! The coasters are absolutely beautiful, and a great idea! Congrats on the add in Craft Gossip! v.burks@lycos.com

  8. misty April 27, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    I follow your blog!! Love your tutes. I am also a facebook follower.


  9. Kerri April 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    I am a blog follower and a facebook fan! Thanks for all of your hard work…. I love your blog.

  10. Elizabeth April 28, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Girl, you know I love your FB page, blog AND YouTube videos!! Pick me, pick me! 🙂

  11. Scarlett Burroughs May 17, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    I love your coaster tutorial so much I linked to it here


    Warm regards,
    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

  12. Anonymous May 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    I just saw your tutorial on You tube regarding binding and mitering a quilt. I have to tell you that you are the best. There were a few more but no one explained in detail as you did.I have been trying to do this step for 2 days and was so confused and was about to give up. Thank you so much.
    Haverstraw, New York

  13. Anonymous October 24, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    I am beginner in quilting,your tutorial is the best one!your explainations are clear and easy to follow.Keep up this good work.I made a quilted coaster today by seeing your video in youtube.Thanks a lot.

  14. laptopi November 20, 2010 at 4:39 am #

    The number one reason why people buy laptops is because they can take it anywhere. If you constantly have to go on trips, a laptop will be very useful. Your own laptop will have all your e-mail, software’s, presentations, sales material etc.

  15. Chris Dahl April 27, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    I already was a follower on FB, now I am a follower on your blog, and twitter. You are awesome and I love your tutorials.

    As a quilter, I could easily make these, but winning them would be cool too just for the sake of winning! LOL

  16. Christi Grace May 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    I think I Can,I think I Can,I think I Can…at least w/ the help of your tutorial I have a fighting chance! Thanks!!!

  17. shell November 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Hi I live in the North West of England. Im 29 and a mother of three small children. I have just made you drawer string bag with the help of your videos and following your exact instructions, it was so easy. You dont complicate things and everything is very well explained and filmed. My husband has just bought me a sewing machine ( coz he knew I was interested in sewing ) and Im now addicted to it. I really struggle learning from books. Much faster watching some one. So thank you once again. Please keep making your videos your really teaching me a lot. I eventually want to start selling the things I make at my local market as an extra income ( when I become more skilled ) Im already making my own jewellry so your extra items would fill my stall nicely. Thanks again and keep the good work x

  18. Janice April 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    I follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Anonymous August 17, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Became a facebook fan.

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