Thursday, February 21, 2013


Since small pieces of cotton batting were piling up,

I thought I would make costers and picked some Japanese fabrics for them.

This is backing for them that someone left on the give-away table.

Japanese Sake bottles!
I think I bought this around 7 years ago when I went back to Japan.

One of my best friends living in Japan saw this earlier, and asked me for reserve :) So 1 set will be sent to her :)

When I make coasters or place mats, I usually sew fabric pieces onto batting.

Just like doing paper piecing, use batting instead of paper.

I anyway do quilting overall later, but if you are not a big fan of quilting process, this is a good way to be free from quilting especially when some fabric pieces are used to make a block such as the log-cabin pattern.

If working on a piece one by one bothers you,

You can do 2 piecies or more at once, and cut them into 2 pieces after sewing and quilting.

The back looks like this.

Separated pieces.

Long pieces of fabric and long batting, backing, sew at once....

And, cut the piece into 4.

It's so easy, and favorite fabric combinations were dancing on my mind.... This is the most fun time!
So, I've made a lot - not only the ones seen in this picture.

Binding is still needed, but would be finished soon :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!