Slow Stitching Finish!

I used some thick thread to quilt my Hexie piece to the felt background.

I went back and added some quilting in the interior. I should have done that closer to the seams. Oh, well. When that was done, I used pinking shears to remove the extra felt.

Ta daaaa! I thought this would be perfect for my round table in AZ.

But maybe not. It looks a bit tiny on this table.

BTW, I intended to use wool felt, but I had acrylic craft felt on hand and used that instead. It worked fine, not everything has to be a masterpiece! I also planned to use perle cotton for the stitching, but I couldn’t find mine anywhere! I ended up using an old spool of button thread I had on hand. I tested to make sure it was still strong. It too worked out just fine. I’m always proud of myself when I make to with what I have instead of buying more stuff.

Speaking of using what I have, I used leftover Hexies to make coasters in the same fashion.

Now every Hexie in this size is really gone!

I like how these turned out. And they are already in use.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Slow Stitching Finish!

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  2. This is so clever. I’m keeping this idea in mind!

  3. Kathleen Kingsbury says:

    I love this idea for a backing. I play with hexies occasionally, with no purpose in mind. I will remember this backing idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. lois92346 says:

    Great job! The little coasters are really adorable!

  5. Sandi says:

    That’s so cute! Hugs,

  6. Judy Stone says:

    LOVE the set, good job!

  7. You have serious skills with pinking shears. And the final product is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Vivian B. says:

    Oooh, I love the mat! It won’t seem as tiny if place settings are put around it (like Carole does at the From My Carolina Home blog). I could also see a nice vintage looking vase or bowl set on it too. Love those coasters too! I see a mug rug like that in my future!!

  9. Gloria says:

    That is adorable. Thanks for sharing

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