And now for more Martha inspired crafts….

I’m still sewing away in what is slowing becoming more of a sewing room instead of a craft room. While I’m venturing out and making pj pants and more toys, I am inching closer to quilting. My grandmother on my mother’s side was an avid quilter. She left us with about a dozen quilts that I fondly remember my mother bringing out whenever the weather got cool. All that aside, quilting kind of scares me so this is me making a small attempt at quilting.

The great thing about these coasters is that they give you some good practice at sewing that all important straight 1/4 inch seam and gets you used to the idea of sewing through the multiple layers of batting and working with a walking foot.

These were really quick to churn out and didn’t take up much fabric. I kind of cheated and used some squares from a charm pack I bout at the Fat Quarter Shop. A charm pack is usually a collection of 5 in. x 5 in squares. This design is Giddy by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics.

To make your own, go to the directions on the Martha Stewart site or get the book Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Giftsby Joelle Hoverson which my lovely friend Sania got me.