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Fabric coasters - Stampin' Up! style

I am super excited to show you my project today.  It's not a new concept or even one I came up with, but I was really, really pleased with the results.

In Stampin' Up!'s current holiday mini catalog, the company introduced fat quarters of fabric...cute fabric too!  I purchased some a while back but it wasn't until last night I actually opened it.  While recently perusing the endless amounts of project ideas and information on the SU website, I came across the idea of fabric coasters.  LOVE them!  So easy to make and very easy to personalize for a special gift.  I am heading to AZ for a few days to visit with my favorite Stampin' buddy and fellow demonstrator, Kelley.  I decided to make a coaster for each of us to place our drinks on during our endless hours of stamping time together :) Look how cute they came out:

Coasters 
Here is a close-up of each one:

K coaster 

M coaster

Aren't these super cute?  Unfortunately the lighting wasn't good when i was taking the pictures and I see now I should have put them on a dark surface, but I hope you can still see some of the detail. Each coaster was made from Stampin' Up!'s Candy Cane Christmas fabric and cut out using the Big Shot and scalloped square die cut.  There is a piece of cotton batting between the two squares to give it a quilted feel.  In addition, although hard to see, I stitched around each letter to "poof it up" a bit. 

Because I love everything personalized, I monogrammed each coaster with our first initial. The letters are also made of fabric (the "M" is not SU fabric, but the "K" is).  The absolute coolest part of this project was using the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive.  AWESOME stuff!  I am totally hooked on it and it made monogramming this project so easy.  The directions come with the roll of adhesive and area very easy to follow.  If you have ever worked with iron-ons before, it uses the same concept.  If you have questions about the adhesive, drop me an email and I would be happy to answer questions. And finally, the letters are from the Serif Alphabet die cuts and are a perfect size for these square coasters.

I see quick and easy Christmas presents in my future!
Thanks for stopping by!

 

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