Brick Patch Coasters

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I got a new sewing machine the other day! My old sewing machine was an ancient Signature 2000 that could sew in a straight line and a zig-zag, and not much else. It was old, heavy, and overall underwhelming.

My new sewing machine is a Brother SB700T, and I am already in love! Among a bunch of other awesome features, some of my favorites are the automatic needle-down (or up), 1-touch buttonholes, the easy bobbin winding and loading, and how very quiet this machine is!

So, to celebrate my new machine, I made some coasters! I needed some new ones anyway, I can never find one when I need one (which is insane, because I seriously have at least 16 floating around, I love making coasters).

The pattern/tutorial that I used for these is the Brick Patch Coaster from The Patchsmith. I was really happy with how flat the middle joins came out, I have a set of pinwheel coasters that can’t be used with flat-bottomed glasses because of bulk in the center, but these are perfect!

This was also my first time sewing on quilt-style binding, and I have to say, I’m already addicted! It’s definitely a labor of love, even on something small as coasters, but I think it looks fantastic (if I may say so myself). My stitches aren’t all as invisible as I’d have liked, but it’s not bad at all for a first attempt.

I did two different quilting patterns on them; some hourglass triangles, and some little quarter squares. If these patterns have real names, I’d love to know what they are, so if you know please leave a comment! I think I like the one on the right better, but they’re both pretty cool.

I’ll leave you with one last, these were really fun to make!

coasters, FO, quilted, sewing, Sewn FO

One Response to Brick Patch Coasters

  1. Vanessa Dec 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    A. Love the redecorating of your blog B. Love those coasters!

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