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Thread: A New Twist (to me!) on An Old Idea!!

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    A New Twist (to me!) on An Old Idea!!

    Many of you will have seen these wine glass coasters before ...
    (the new twist is yet to come!)
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    So what if you made them larger?? ...
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    Guess most of us wouldn't need a mega-sized wine glass coaster ...
    ... but you might have use for a pot holder!!
    Instead of the fruit compote, put your hand in the parting of the 4 strips.
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    And a look from the other side ...
    (an orphan PC block re-purposed!!)

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    Very cool!!
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    The only wine glass coasters I've seen look like little flip flops. I like yours better.

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    Very creative QuiltE. Cute critter fabric.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    So cute, glad you found a use for your orphaned block QuiltE
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    very clever
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    Great ideas. Especially like the orphan block. Very nice.

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    Those are really cool
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    What a great idea & I can see the many uses for your creation too.
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    Very cool! I got some of the wine coasters for my daughter for x-mas. She loves them.
    Cindy

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    Thanks everyone! I needed some new pot holders and this is the prototype.

    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    So cute, glad you found a use for your orphaned block QuiltE
    So you remember the story?
    And how many more orphans do I have ...


    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    What a great idea & I can see the many uses for your creation too.
    So you're the one who needs one for a fish bowl sized wine glass?
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    I like those. I like your fabric too.
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    That is so cool.
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    what a really coo; idea

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    Nicely done.
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    What a cool idea, have never seen those before.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    very nice!!!!!!
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    Your wine glass coasters and twists, especially the potholder are awesome. I am a beginner quilter, and need a pattern for everything I do. Do you have a pattern, or know of any tutorials on how to make these? I looked on this board, but could not find any. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmb195152 View Post
    Your wine glass coasters and twists, especially the potholder are awesome. I am a beginner quilter, and need a pattern for everything I do. Do you have a pattern, or know of any tutorials on how to make these? I looked on this board, but could not find any. Thank you.
    Sorry ... I don't have a pattern, I just look and make!
    Here's somewhat of a pattern which I think you can understand. If not, ask questions.

    ... Wine Glass Coasters ...
    Cut five 4-1/2" squares (one for your backing, and four for the lattice; colours and # fabrics as you wish).
    Fold and press the four lattice pieces in half.
    Lay the folded strips creating a lattice onto the right side of the backing square.
    Pin in place.
    Stitch fully around.
    Turn inside out.

    * I have glasses that will not fit inside, so check first. If it's for yourself, you can custom-size, just by changing the square size.

    * If I were making them again, I would add a little batting or flannelette for a bit of absorption, to catch those little spills and drips


    ... Pot Holders ...
    Sandwich an orphan block (or just a piece of material) with thermal insulation and a backing fabric.
    Quilt it (or you could do strip piecing, using scraps!)
    Trim to size.
    Cut four squares for the lattice, the same size as the trimmed "quilt".
    Fold in half and press.
    Layer and Lattice those strips to the backing of your quilted piece.
    Pin in place.
    Stitch all the way around with less than a 1/4" seam (so binding can hide the stitching).
    Bind the edge as you would a quilt. (too much bulk to turn inside out, like the coasters)

    * This one started with 11" squares. Change the size for what you'd like.
    * Smaller ones are fine for just pot holders. This one will be multi-purpose as pot holder, and then setting hot bowls/casserolees on at the table.

    Hope this helps!!!!!

    And hope you will post your creations back to this thread, for all to see and be inspired.
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    Very cute!
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    Thank you so much for the instructions QuiltE. I plan to make some coasters for my wine drinking son and daughter, and some pot holders for my other daughter. Will be a while though, as I am getting ready to move next month. Thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmb195152 View Post
    Thank you so much for the instructions QuiltE. I plan to make some coasters for my wine drinking son and daughter, and some pot holders for my other daughter. Will be a while though, as I am getting ready to move next month. Thank you again.
    You're Welcome!!
    To try the pattern ... make a set of both for yourself first.
    Sure would be a nice gift to have ready for yourself for your new home.

    After all ... Mom needs to take care of Mom FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why wait ... start now ... and take a break from the packing!!
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    That is a really great idea!!!!

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    Awesome!! Great re-purposing of an orphan block!!
    Nice try making us think that second one wasn't your personal wine glass ... your secret is out
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Love them both as wine coasters and pot holders, nice job
    God Bless Quilters and Sewers
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