Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch & Giveaway with Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Today I’m happy to be a guest blogger on the Friday Bundle Batch with Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  Shop owner Jodie has a great eye for putting together unique bundles that cross fabric companies, collections and designers! This week’s bundle is called Cherry Bomb, a rich combination of red and white that is timeless.



When I received this lovely bundle from FWFS, several project ideas ran through my mind.  But I kept coming back to how much I loved the alternating red and white. Sometimes, it seems, the fabrics tell you what to make!


So I decided to make a simple table runner that highlights the classic appeal of a two-color project. This quilt pattern is often referred to as stacked coins, and there are many variations on it. At the end of this post, I have included an easy tutorial for how I constructed my Stacked Coins Table Runner from six fat quarters. 





I fully intended to use the awesome red and white stripe from the bundle as my binding, but instead I chose a taupe/tan fabric from my stash.  I like the grounding effect it has on the red and white prints.  


That led me to select a soft brown thread for my straight line quilting. I used Aurifil 2340 Cafe au Lait (50 wt.) and stitched 1/8" from all seams.  I’ve used this color before and it’s one of my favorites because it adds a warm, earthy dimension. The soft brown thread nudged me toward using wooden buttons on the my coordinating mug rugs!  I am really happy with how it all works together, and I especially love the Windham Fabrics text print with glimpses of words like "neighborhood" and "friends."  So nice!



The mug rugs are an easy project, but they are eye catching thanks to the sweet trim from Fort Worth Fabric Studio!  The polka dot trim with the crocheted edge is actually a bias binding, but it also works great if you iron it flat and use it as you would lace or another type of trim.  FWFS has this trim available in polka dot, stripe and gingham check. I've also included instructions for my mug rugs at the end of this post.





Here are the prints included in the fabulous Cherry Bomb fat quarter bundle:

KimberBell Basics Red/White Cheerful Cherries - Maywood Studio
Essentials Dotsy Red - Wilmington
Sweet Orchard Red Stripes - Riley Blake
Grunge Hits the Spot Red - Moda
Basic Brights Red Hearts - Windham
KimberBell Basics Red Doodles - Maywood Studio
Neighborhood Gray Text Words - Windham
Grunge Basics Cherry - Moda

Along with the fabric bundle and trim, Fort Worth Fabric Studio also sent me this sweet gift, a Lucky Ladybug Box of Sewing Goodness.  (I felt totally spoiled!)  This box includes a Bonnie & Camille Basics mini charm pack, a mini tin (print on tin will vary), an 8” red lace zipper, one yard of “Hand Made” Zakka tape, five Klipit Quilter's Clips in red, and two mini Kit Kat bars! (Yes, immediately after this photograph was taken, I ate the chocolate!)



(Update: Giveaway closed.) Those generous folks at FWFS would like to give away a Lucky Ladybug Box to one of my readers!  Yeah!  To enter, simply leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address. The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only due to the high rate of international shipping. Comments are open through 5:00 pm (CST) on Thursday, June 1, 2017. At that time, I will do a random drawing and announce the winner. *Only one comment per person/per email address.  Email me if you are having trouble leaving a comment and I will leave a comment on your behalf. (carriedawayquilting@gmail.com)

Please head over to the Fort Worth Fabric Studio website for more information on this bundle, and be sure to sign up for their newsletter. You’ll also want to check out their blog, which includes many fantastic sewing and quilting tutorials.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you get carried away quilting real soon!

~Taunja




Stacked Coins Table Runner

Finished Size: 17” x 60 1/2”
Supplies:
6 Fat Quarters
3/8 yard binding
Batting (25” x 68”)
Backing (25” x 68”)

1. Select (6) fat quarters (3 red, 3 white).
2. From each fat quarter, cut 5 strips that are 2 1/2” x 20”.


3.  Sew strips in pairs and then sew pairs into (5) units. Press to the darker fabric each time.

 

4.  Sew (5) units together to form one long runner. Press to the darker fabric each time.


5. Fold in half twice, making sure you keep all seams straight.  (You can sort of “feel” and peek inside to ensure that you have kept the seams straight/parallel to one another.)



6.  Trim the right edge to get a straight line. (Left-handed friends, do the opposite.) Use the lines on your ruler to ensure your cut is perpendicular to the stitched seams.


7.  Flip the folded unit. From your clean cut edge, cut (3) strips that are each 6” wide.



8.  Unsew one small section of 3 strips from the top of the middle row and sew it to the bottom of the middle row. That is how you achieve the nice red and white stagger.




9.  Next, nest the seams and sew the long vertical rows together to form a runner.  Press seams open.


10. Quilt and bind as desired.  

Share your finished project on Instagram using #stackedcoinstablerunner


Cherry Bomb Mug Rugs

Finished Size: 6” x 6”

Supplies for Four Mug Rugs:
(4) pieces 6 1/2" x 4 1/2"
(4) pieces 6 1/2" x 2 1/2"
(4) pieces trim 6 1/2" long
(4) pieces batting 6" x 6"
(4) pieces backing 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

1. Cut your pieces to size.  Pictured below, you can see how the bias tape comes pre-folded.  I simply unfolded it and pressed it flat to use it as a trim.


2. Layer the pieces together as shown below and sew a 1/4" seam down the right hand side.


3. Press to the smaller dot fabric.


4. Using a spray adhesive, adhere batting to the wrong side of the unit you just made.


5. Quilt as desired.  I simply stitched one line near the edge of the trim piece.




6. With right sides together, pair a mug rug top to a mug rug backing.  


7. Stitch all the way around, leaving a 3" turn hole in one side. Trim the corner points just a bit. 


8. Turn the mug rug inside out.  Sew a 1/8" finishing stitch all the way around.  Add a button if desired. 







121 comments:

  1. I love the reds in that bundle!

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  2. Love the red and white combination - yur table runner is fantastic!

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  3. Cute ladybug! The red and white is so cheerful.

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  4. Omg! I'm making these today!very cute, quick and easy!thank you!ralstonpamla@aol.co.

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  5. Everything you make is so lovely, Taunja! This design is perfect, accented with the tan color, the lace, and the buttons. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  6. Love both of these projects!! I am thinking Holiday presents. ❤️❤️🎈🎈

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  7. Love your table runner and mug rugs! Thanks for the great tutorials. Shirlrh@aol.com

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  8. I love this so much . Red and white have always been favorites to decorate with . Thank for this opportunity . hulsey.momdad7@gmail.com

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  9. I love the red and white combination! Thank you for a great, but simple pattern.
    cecilialyoung at gmail.com

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  10. You take a simple pattern and turn it into something great, awesome.

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  11. Red and white is my all-time favorite! Thanks for all the ideas you give us! damrow@me.com

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  12. The red prints are so cheery! This is a great gift idea!

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  13. This looks Fabulous! Love the colors and so simple for
    a beginner like me. dundas645@aol.com

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  14. I just love everything you make and your work is an inspiration!

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  15. What a cute project...........thank you for the tutorial and the opportunity to win the cute lady bug box. Love the lace trim on the mug rugs, to cute !!!

    libbyblaha@yahoo.com

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  16. Red is my color! Love the mug rugs to go with it. If I figured correctly there is enough leftovers for the mug rugs, right?

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    1. Thanks Pamela! Yes, there was enough from FWFS bundle to make both projects. You would need to add binding and backing for the runner. :)

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  17. Love this project! Want to try in Navy and White! Inspired me - Thank you!

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  18. Lovely red fabrics and love that ladybug!

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  19. Everything you touch seems to turn to gold! Love the projects and the tutorials. annvipond@hotmail.com

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  20. Cute!! I really like the red grunge with the dots and the lace on the mug rug!Thanks for the project and the opportunity to win the ladybug box.
    briloftis@gmail.com

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  21. I really LOVE that sweet (and useful) lady bug box! Cherries, dots, watermelons, all the signs of wonderful summer. Thank you for the chance to win....
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  22. Lovely in red and white. So great for so many holidays. rdsnider@gmail.com

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  23. I am a straight line quilting girl. I love your quilting at 1/8 inch from the seam. mjalto2gmail.com

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  24. love the red and white - that table runner is too cute
    kml7559@gmail.com

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  25. Red and white together is a favorite of mine and these fabrics are just perfect together. Great work making the runner and coasters! The lacey ribbon is the cherry on the cake! I need this fabric and Lady Bug in my life!

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  26. I love love the red and white! This is soooo pretty! Thanks for brightening my day.

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  27. What a beautiful bright table runner and mug rugs! Love red and white projects! Thank you. Tacdah at gmail(dot)com

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  28. Sometimes simple is best. The red and white is so classic and lovely!

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  29. Hi,all of Your projects are so neat! Love this Collection!Thanks for all your ideas+giveaway too! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  30. Red and white are always a popular staple and you've created a darling simply styled runner. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. Love your red and white table runner! Perfect for a quick little gift. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

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  32. Wonderful fabric-the mug rugs are too cute! Thank you, Susan in Mississippi spierssusan52@gmail.com

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  33. Everything is beyond cute! I'd skip across the desert, dance the hokey pokey, do somersaults and a few jumping jacks if I were to win this awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. This is such an adorable project and the mug rugs add a lovely coordinated touch. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  35. Red and white are my favorite color combination. Thanks for the great ideas and a chance to catch a ladybug. Judy wtgeodog@suddenlink.net

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  36. Both the table runner and the mug rugs are bright and fun.

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  37. Comment for Veda:

    I am grateful for all you share with us, your fans, and absolutely love the red and white bundle! I ordered it immediately! Such a cheerful runner! Thanks again. -Veda
    Benjsmom@comcast.net

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  38. Love your little mug rugs! The button and trims are little extras I wish I would think to add : ) And that little Ladybug tin - cute!!!
    Anna
    a4nelle@yahoo.com

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  39. I'm really loving all of the Stacked Coin patterns I'm seeing lately, and this one in red and white is my favorite. I'm going to have to make one whether I win or not! Thank you. ckrutjo@gmail.com

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  40. Your red and white runner is very happy looking. I love it! Thanks for the chance to win the ladybug.

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  41. I absolutely love working with red and white. It has such a crisp, yet cheery look.

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  42. This red bundle is so fun. I know it isn't Valentines Day but I would love this bundle to make one for next year!

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  43. Oh I forgot my email is gaylemiller61@gmail.com

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  45. This red bundle is so fun. I know it isn't Valentines Day but I would love this bundle to make one for next year!

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  46. Love the cherries! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Pat
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  47. I really like Forthworth Fabric Studio. I have ordered from them and enjoy getting their items. survivor972002@midco.net

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  48. This is all so pretty! I've seen similar trim on Etsy and wondered if it would work for a quilting project. Thank you for the tutorials and the inspiration ��

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  49. Love your runner and mug-rugs, so bright and happy! Thanks for the tutorials too, I always love reading thru them to see what new tricks I may learn.
    Such a cute bundle I would love to be the owner of one. kogrady@cableone.net

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  50. Love the red and white fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. Thanks for shares no this sweet tutorial on the runner and mug mats. I'm going to make them, you have inspired me! The red and white is so classic and cheery 🍎🍉🍒🍓
    Smiles, Sue (parkssueellen@gmail.com)

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  53. Very nice tutorial. Awesome lady bug. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  54. i love the table runner and mug rugs.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  55. Cute table runner and mug rugs! Love the red bundle of fabrics!

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  56. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I love red and white. Your table runner and mug rugs are adorable and so easy to make. I would love to win this giveaway. Please pick me! sharon.ihde@att.net

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  57. Taunja, you always put your fabric into the sweetest possible projects! I've pinned several of your projects and I've even made one (ok, it's a WIP but it will be done soon ;) Thanks for sharing your creativity! patti(dot)mcg(at)verizon(dot)net

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  58. Love your table runner and would love to win my very own Lady Bug box!

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  59. I love the table runner and mugrugs in red. very cute.
    lauraluvsloons at ymail dot com

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  60. Great Project and wonderful colorway!!

    Thanks

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  61. I've been collecting red fabrics for an upcoming project, so these fabrics would be a perfect addition. I would've never thought to use a light brown thread for the top stitching, but it works beautifully. Great idea for my project!

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  62. Love the two projects. The button looks really cute on the mug rug and the table runner looks so neat in red and white.

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  63. Love your Runner & Mug Rugs!! Awesome!! (Loooove Red!) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  64. Thanks for the mug rug tutorial, I've been meaning to make some
    Veroniquewithaq@gmail.com

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  65. Your table runner and mug rugs are delightful. I love red and white too. Thanks for chance to win the delightful ladybug!

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  67. Thanks for the great runner & mug rug tutorial! The mug rugs are so cute! Love these prints too!

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  68. I love red and white! Your table runner turned out so cute!

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  69. Love red and white together!

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  70. That is the perfect table runner for summer and On a blue tablecloth would work for those patriotic holidays. Then on a green tablecloth, perfect for Christmas! Love those cute mug rugs too.

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  71. Like you, I just love the red/white combination. It's beautiful

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  72. Brilliant tip for staggering the strips without any waste! Love the red/white combo & fabric selection too. This would look perfect in my kitchen😊 Thank you for so generously sharing another wonderful project Taunja💕

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  73. Very sweet fabric collection, and gosh what an adorable runner and coasters

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  74. Love, love, love me some red!! Throw in some white and it's perfect!

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  75. There is something so lovely about that bright red bundle. Thank you for the opportunity.
    elanagoldberg5@gmail.com

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  76. Your table runner looks so summery. I like the use of just the two colors. Thanks so much for sharing. yoyopattycakes at Hotmail dot com

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  77. Love the bright red bundle! Thanks for the tutorials.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  78. Red is my favorite color I love the mug rug and table runner. Thanks for sharing Vicki vickiskiles@hotmail.com

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  79. Love the bright red fabrics and plan to make the mug rugs (I even ordered some of the bias trim). Thanks for the tutorials and the giveaway. Bopalula250@comcast.net

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  80. I love the red runner!! Philippians2_21@yahoo.com

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    1. Forgot my email address: legato1958 (at) aol (dot) com
      Such a beautiful way to showcase these red and white fabrics!!
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  82. Omg, love, love, love the reds in here! On the list as my next project.
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  83. I love the table runner! It's sew cute! loudog91301 at aol.com

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  84. Absolutely love RED, and this bundle is wonderful! I am so anxious to make these attractive and very useful items. I'm already planning to make the mug rugs for gifts for friends. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent.

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  85. I love your creativity. Perfect use for this fabric.

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  86. I was scrolling through Pinterest and someone had pinned one of your projects so I checked out your blog. I must say, I wonder why I haven't found you before. I will start following you via bloglovin! And, wow, I found you on a giveaway post! k.castanette@hotmail.com

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  87. I came here from Pinterest as well! Thanks for the giveaway. Lovely quilting projects on your blog!

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  88. Added for Kay

    I would love the win the Lucky Ladybug box. I’ve been quilting less than one year, the fabrics are beautiful and the table runner would be a great starter pattern for me to try.

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    I love what you did with this great red fabric. Martha / victorianhearts2002
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    Thank you! It really is a great table runner, and I love the cute mug rugs, too.

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  92. Love all of the colors...so nice and crisp!

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  94. I love the red and white combination. It is so cheerful!!!

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  96. Red is my favourite colour and I love painting and embroidering lady birds...this is like a dream come true lady birds and red fabric...

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  97. Love the mug rugs...and Red, well that is one of my favorite colors to decorate with. I Would love to be the lucky winner :-)

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  99. Wow! You really know how to make the most of a few pieces of fabric! The runner is great. I really love your coasters! I would never have thought to use bias binding as a trim... It's really cute.
    Thank you foe the tutorial and the FWFS for the terrific giveaway opportunity. I'd love to win the Lady Bug Box of goodies.

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