Simple Sewing  May

For a reminder on how to pivot with your machine, there's instructions at the end of this page.

Zigzag Coaster

Supply list

Fabric scissors

Spool of thread

Batting/interfacing

Sewing Machine

Fabric Square 6x6

cut 1: Batting

cut 1: Interfacing (optional)

Fabrics

Cut two or more different fabrics into scrap triangle-ish shapes. 

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Zigzag Coaster

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Because I used a matching scrap for the back, I sewed two pieces together to get the 6x6" square.

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(1) Zig zag fabric scraps onto the 6x6" square piece of batting/interfacing until fully covered. Don't be afraid to overlap pieces.

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(2) When the front is finished, cut out a 6x6" square from the backing fabric

(3) Put backing fabric and finished zig-zagged piece right sides together

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(4) Pin, sew around the edge with a 1/4" seam leaving a 2" hole for turning.

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(5) Trim corners.

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If still too much bulk in the corner, trim on each side of the corner.

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(6) Pull through the hole.

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(7) Stay stitch 1/8" around the top edge or as close to the edge as possible. 

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Stay stitch will close the hole, or you can hand stitch the hole closed. 

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Finished!

With the pivot mantra

Without the mantra

The machine I used was the JUKI DX5 which has an automatic needle up/down button and pivot function. Therefore, the needle stays in the fabric, and my foot automatically raises every time I stop.   

THROUGH PICTURES

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Foot down, needle down

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Backstitch

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Sew, lift foot up, pivot fabric

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Drop foot, sew, foot up, pivot, repeat...

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Backstitch to finish

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The End!