June 2, 2017 May 31 2017-2018

June 2, 2017 May 31 2017-2018
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  1. Fabric Coasters

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    • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
    • Scallop Square Bigz Clear
    • Standard cutting pads
    • Fabric ( Spice Cake )
    • Non Stampin’Up items, sewing machine
    • Batting

    Spice Cake has three coordinated designs. Each Fat square measures 27’’x18’’

    1. I cut a 5 ¾’’ x 27’’ strip of fabric and folded it back and forth accordion style.
    2. I placed the fabric on the die sandwiched between the cutting pads and ran it through the Big Shot, making sure the cutting side of the die is facing down.

    The Big Shot will cut through eight pieces of fabric at a time.

    3. I cut four pieces of batting at 3 ½’’x 3 ½’’ and sandwiched it between two pieces of fabric.

    4. It helps if you pin everything together before sewing.

    5. I took it to my sewing machine and sewed around all four sides using a 5/8’’ seam. That’s it you are done.

    Before I run the fabric through the Big Shot I placed a piece of card stock under the bottom cutting pad and used it as a shim. This gives it a little more pressure for a great cut.
    I think these coasters make a great gift idea. They are easy and fast to make. When I make them at workshops and demonstrations I use our anywhere glue stick to glue everything together until everyone gets home to sew them. I also use these coasters for hostess gifts, everyone loves them.
    Before I give them to my hostess I make a cute little gift box to put them in.
    Then I add a bow for a special touch.

    Gift Box directions

    1. I used Early Espresso card stock to make the box and the window sheet to make the lid.
    2. The card stock measures 6 6/8'' square and the lid measures 6 5/8'' square.
    3. The lid is smaller than the box because it fits inside the box. I scored in 1'' on all four sides of both card stock and the window sheet. On the box you make four cuts two on each side up to the score lines, and then glue the tabs to form a box.
    4. On the window sheet I cut out the 1'' square on all four corners and folded on the crease line to form the lid. It fits in the box perfect.
    5. This works better than gluing.
    Cost of project
    You can make three sets of coasters with one fat square for $9.95. That is not much over $3.50 a set, not include the batting which doesn't cost much. I charge $15.00 for the class and we make a couple more paper craft items using the big shot.
    Hint: You can put these coasters in a craft fair, they sell for around $8.00 a box.
    If you have any questions call me or send me a email.
    Patty 989-389-0228