Wednesday, May 28, 2014

coasters and a tote bag

Remember how I talked about having leftover patchwork from my tote bag turned pillow in my previous post? Well, I used those "leftovers" to make coasters :)
 

I first stitched all the smaller patchwork pieces to form one big slab which I subcut into twelve 4" x 4" squares. I then used the same method as the one described here for finishing coasters.


I'm pretty sure we have enough coasters for now :)


And, in case you wondered, I did make a new super simple linen tote bag. It's pretty big (easily fits a twin sized quilt).


And is double sided because I could not decide whether I liked the red or that mustardy yellow linen better :)

Now, this is not my usual style of a tote bag, but I quite like it. I only wish I had some leather handles on hand. I think they could take this simple tote to the next level. For now, though, I'm quite happy with the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by. Svetlana

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE these coasters! I totally need to make a new set and a larger set for my house. hmm... It should definitely be scrappy. Thanks for getting me thinking!

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  2. Love the coasters! I'm in the process of making a non-scrappy set, but am now re-thinking that. Maybe I'll gift them all and make myself some new ones. (Love, love, love your blog)

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  3. I so love your color sense - you always pick such a beautiful palette that is uniquely you!

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  4. A great use of "leftovers!" The coasters are adorable!

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  5. just popped over to your tutorial and now have plans for using some 6" blocks I have

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  6. Oh these coasters are too nice to use! I wouldn't want a drippy mug of hot chocolate going anywhere near them! Great way to use up your leftovers! And a lovely 2-sided tote bag too! Jxo

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  7. A great, fun use of the scraps. These work really well and you probably do have enough of them for a while. xx

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  8. The mustard with the cream and black on the tote bag is so nice!

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  9. Svetlanko, ted jsi opravdu krasne vybavena! Paradni podlozky a hlavne - tech neni nikdy dost :) A taska je take super a opravdu chvalim tu velikost :) Take porad neco nosim, takze velke tasky jsou proste nejlepsi :)
    Svetlanko, mej krasne dny! Pa, Jola

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  10. I really like the coasters! So cute all patchwork-y!

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  11. I think I'm going to have to make some coasters this weekend. :)

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  12. What a great way to use up the leftovers! What are you doing for teacher gifts this year?

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  13. I love your coasters and your bag too!
    I think I love all your projects and you make it better by writing a great blog :)
    I'm so glad you make lots and lots of pillows- I love making pillows too :D

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  14. Very nice :o) Now you need to have a party to use the coasters ;o)

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