March 30, 2018


I have been busy, just not quilting.  My quilt guild is small, just 20 members; we were formed just over 2 years ago.  We've been batting around fundraising ideas, and one of our members volunteered to "man" a table at a boutique being sponsored by a local salon.  She asked that we make small items for her to sell.  All proceeds will go to our guild.

At our last meeting, we had a demo and workshop about making rope bowls.  I had the bright idea to volunteer to make rope coasters for the fund-raiser.  Above are my first attempt.  They were all different sizes and I wasn't happy with the finished ends.

Above are the prototypes that I made next.  I decided that for the coasters to be the same size, I needed to cut the rope the same length for each coaster, I settled on 65".  Plus, I'm very happy with the looped ends.  First I wrapped the loop end with tread, to make the loop secure, then I covered the thread with a fabric patch.  Then I went to the other end of the rope and started wrapping fabric around the start of the coil.  I used a glue stick to help with the fabric wrapping.

Those are my pink New Balance shoes!

I still have more rope, so I'll be making more of rope coasters in the near future.

May your bobbins always be full,

1 comment

  1. Love your coasters - any chance of a tutorial? Happy Easter :)


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