Friday, July 21, 2017

Dresden Plate Poinsettia Coasters

Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop! Not only is it my day to share, but there's also great projects in store for you at Katie Mae Quilts and Quilted Blooms - be sure to check them out too! And of course, we can't forget Sarah, the hostess of this Christmas themed hop who has a QAL going on over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. 

Now, pull up a chair and get ready to rest your favorite holiday beverage on these delightful poinsettia coasters!


Poinsettia flower coaster by QuiltFabrication


These pretty blooms are a modified Dresden Plate, and super easy to sew. A full pattern, which includes the template, is available on Craftsy.


Dresden plate Poinsettia Coasters by QuiltFabrication


Below is a brief tutorial on how easy it is to sew these charming Dresden Plate Poinsettia Coasters - let's get started!

Choose red and green fabrics that would make a lovely poinsettia - I went with Kona Rich Red and Basil Green. After cutting a strip from each color, the pieces are cut out using the template. 

And by putting a ruler up to the edge of the template, 


dresden plate template cutting


then holding the ruler in place and moving the template aside before making the cut, prevented cutting into the template. Wouldn't want to make it smaller! 


moving template out of the way



All the Dresden Plate pieces are cut and ready to go!


cut Dresden pieces


Now they're sewn just like a regular Dresden Plate, with angled clipping at the fold to reduce bulk.


trimmed Dresden pieces


After opening the seam and turning right side out, the pieces are given a gentle press, then sewn together. 


sewing Dresden pairs


Once the flowers are together, the seams are pressed in a circular fashion, with three small circles fused in the center.


fused centers on Poinsettia flower


With some detail stitching of leaf veins, and center applique stitching,


vein and applique stitching








the poinsettia flower is brought to life!

With the addition of the back, turned so that the 'leaves' are exposed between the flower petals, 


stitch in the ditch


plus stitching in the ditch and the outer edges, the poinsettia coaster is now finished!


Dresden plate Poinsettia flower


And here's the back,


Dresden plate Poinsettia Coaster backside


with a touch of sealant, such as Fray Check, in the center to take care of any fraying.

I had a ton of fun making these Dresden Plate Poinsettia Coasters, and hope you do to! Remember to leave a comment here, and on all the blogs participating in the hop for a chance to win some of Tula Pink's new holiday fabric, Holiday Homies!

                                                 

Pretty, huh? In case you're a no-reply blogger, please be sure to include you email in the comments so that Sarah can notify you of your win!

Merry Christmas!



153 comments:

  1. Lovely project - thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh how cute are these! Another fun gift idea! Thanks, Susan!

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  3. Those are really cute! Thanks for the idea. Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  4. I love these--and I downloaded the pattern!
    Thank you!
    eahorgan@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks for this great tutorial. The coasters would be perfect for a hostess gift. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  6. Super cute, and very clever. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. Great coasters--can't wait to make some! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great coasters but I think I will make mine sunflowers!

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  9. Love, love these coasters-my main theme for decorating at Christmas are poinsettias-what a wonderful add for me-as I have no coasters! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  10. Thanks for the free pattern.

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  11. Susan these are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a great idea, thanks for sharing it with us. I read in the comments that someone is going to try sunflowers. I think I'll try both.

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  13. Great idea..............easy to make for gifts! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. That is a beautiful coaster. Wonderful. Thank you

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  15. Super cute idea, thank you for sharing your tutorial.

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  16. Thank you, Susan for sharing this. Also thanks for the free pattern on Craftsy! I do appreciate the work you put into this.

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  17. Susan, I love these! Great idea!

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  18. Great tip on how you lined your ruler up next to the template, then moved the template before cutting. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love this idea and tutorial!! I am going to download this right now and get started!! Thanks!!

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  20. Thanks for this cute tutorial

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  21. oooh I really love these thanks for sharing

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  22. Nice tutorial and free pattern! Thanks, they are a great Christmas idea.

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  23. Wow, not seen coasters like these before - very pretty but well worth the effort :)

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  24. THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL, GREAT GIFT IDEA ADD A MUG AND SOME COOKIESAND WAIT FOR SANTA . hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  25. I really like these coasters. Another's suggestion of a gift package has been noted too! Thank you for sharing.
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  26. I so enjoy making small projects and these coasters fit the bill. Thank you for participating in this blog hop and for your great tutorial.

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  27. These are so cute!! What a delightful idea! Thanks so much for sharing!! IronLftr10@yahoo.com

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  28. Pretty and very effective, so very festive too. Thank you for the tutorial Susan.

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  29. I love these coasters. They will be perfect to make my Mom for her beverages while watching TV.

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  30. Thank you for the tutorial, would make great hostess gifts this December
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  31. These are so cute and clever! Thank you for sharing your pattern as part of the blog hop!

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  32. I LOVE dresdens but have never seen them used as coasters. This is a great idea for adding to our holiday decorations.

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  33. Too cute and simple, my kind of pattern. Thanks for the Tutorial. I see christmas gifts for ss class.

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  34. What a sweet set and great idea! Lovely tutorial. :)

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  35. I just adore those mug rugs or coasters.

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  36. You make them look so easy to make! True coaster/ drivers are so pretty!

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  37. Ingenious! Thanks! Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  38. What a cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  39. What a fun way to use those blocks! Think I will just make up a couple as flowers for year round!

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  40. I think a bigger version would make a great table centre. Thank you

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  41. Coasters are adorable. Looks easy enough. Thank you for your tutorial.

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  42. These would be great as ornaments, too. Thanks.

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  43. Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look easy with your pictures. Thanks!

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  44. Very fun project and they will make a lovely gift. TFS

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  45. Simply delightful!
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  46. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love poinsettias!

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  47. Very pretty and practical!!! Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  48. Great project, and I also enjoyed reading some of the comments. There are some really good ideas mentioned.

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  49. What a sweet project. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  50. What pretty coasters! A nice addition to my Christmas table!

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  51. Fun, fun, fun! I could see some of these in my near future.

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  52. I love this ideal! These are really cute! Thanks!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  53. Christmas gift solved for coworkers....this mug rug, a nice mug and tea or hot chocolate packet....they will love it! maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  54. These are so pretty and a great gift set for the holidays. Thank you!

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  55. Hi Susan,
    What fun coasters! I love the quilting on them especially - adding the veins really add the perfect touch and keep them together easily. These really look festive. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  56. What a great project. Thanks!

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  57. Cute little poinsettias! These would add a splash of color anywhere! Great coaster idea (or mug rug, or whatever the proper name is!)

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  58. This is such a cute idea! Lovely! Thank you for the tutorial and pattern!

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  59. Wow, those are just darling! Thanks for sharing such a clever idea. Love it!

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  60. Susan, these coasters are one of the best projects I've seen on the hop! A set of these would make a lovely hostess gift for a holiday party, or just to keep around for impromptu guests during the holidays. Thanks for the free project, too, on Craftsy. So much fun!

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  61. I love mug rugs and these are just right for the holidays. Thank you for the pattern. Your instructions are very well written.

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  62. I love these!! Great stocking stuffer idea or a little something to make for a guild member. Thanks for a great tutorial. kthurn@bektel.com

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  63. Super cute!!! Thanks for sharing

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  64. The coasters are adorable! Thank you for the inspiration. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  65. That is a really fun coaster tutorial. Great for a day to just play! Thanks!

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  66. SO PRETTY! GREAT GIFT TO MAKE TOO! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  67. Another fun gift idea. Thanks.

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  68. Lovely, and red and green, so good together. I think the perfect gift for a friend who has a new kitchen bench and doesn't want to get a hot cup on it. Thanks for the pattern so much.

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  69. Oh my, this is so creative. Thank you for a great idea. x

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  70. I love poinsettias, these coasters are so cute!

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  71. I love the coasters! I'm thinking I should make some for gifts. Thanks for the pattern and instructions.

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  72. These are beautiful Susan. They would make great gifts. On my blog, near top left, is a phone image "Email". It links to my contact form :)

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  73. i love these coasters but, they are too pretty to use.

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  74. Thank you for the free pattern, they are so cute and will look great on the Christmas table. Thanks for being part of the blog hop delissac@hotmail.com

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  75. VERY CUTE AND FESTIVE THANKS FOR THE GREAT DIRECTIONS. READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  76. These are fantastic. I know that I will have to make them.

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  77. These are just lovely. Thank you for the pattern.

    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  78. Very pretty mug rugs--and Thank You for the pattern.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)dot)(com)

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  79. these are so sweet. thanks for sharing how you made them
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  80. Poinsettia for a cookie snack sounds good. Love the idea.

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  81. Fantastic ,can´t wait to make it.Thanks for the pattern!

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  82. Festive project and with your tutorial looks doable. Thanks Susan!
    ejaneemerson@yahoo.com

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  83. What pretty coasters! So great for Christmas!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  84. Your poinsettia coasters are adorable and your tutorial is easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Thanks for sharing these cute coasters with the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop!

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  86. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJuly 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Cute project. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  87. What a sweet project. Would be cute on a Christmas Tea table for decorations and as a favor!

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  88. Susan!! These are SO cute!!!
    **Thank you!** for the great gift idea!!
    These have moved up to the top of my gift list!
    (Thank you for the great tutorial and pattern!... Already downloaded and ready to sew!
    By the way, your other Craftsy patterns are wonderful, too!...)
    *Thank you, again!*
    Pat T.

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  89. Thank you for the tutorial and pattern.

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  90. Thanks for the tutorial and pattern. I just learned how to make Dresden plates so have been looking for some ideas to try them.

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  91. What a cute idea! They would make nice gifts.

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  92. What a great idea - thanks for sharing!

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  93. How very clever you are! That's a great coaster, and not too tricky. Thank you for the easy explanations, and the chance to win some great Christmas fabric. dezertsuz at gmail

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  94. Great idea, I may have to make them in several colors! Thank you!

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  95. Thanks so much for the tutorial for these cute coasters. Love the idea and will need to try them!

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  96. Inspired as always. And clear directions, too. Thanks.
    Pat

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  97. Your coasters are fabulous for a special gift. Thanks for the wonderful directions.

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  98. Very cute idea tyty will half to give this a try.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  99. Very original idea for holiday decor. This is definitely on the to do list😉

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  100. Very original idea for holiday decor. This is definitely on the to do list😉

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  101. Very cute coaster. Thanks for the directions on how to make them.

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  102. I like how you showed us that great tip to pull the template away from the ruler. Would definitely save some frustration!

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  103. Very,very nice coaster. I want to make them for some friends as Christmas presents. - maybe early Christmas presents so they'll have them to use for this Christmas. Thanks for a great tutorial and the free pattern. Susan

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  104. Susan, this is awesome!!! I know I have some green and red Kona hanging around in the stash - I will definitely be making some of these!! Thanks for all you've done to help make the hop a success!!

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  105. Love these. These are on my to do list. SHHHH will be making these for gifts for my quilt group buddies. Thanks so much.

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  106. I love the Dresden Plate pattern. What a great idea for Christmas coasters.

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  107. Cute idea. Hope I win. Barbara Winkler creations4u7@aol.com

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  108. How cheerful those are! They would be great for a gift exchange at a holiday party. Thanks very much for sharing your design & template, as well as for the tutorial.

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  109. very nice coasters thanks for the tutorial too

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  110. Very nice and not to difficult to get done by Christmas. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  111. These would be a festive addition to Christmas beverage service. I think they'd also be useful in different colors for spring or fall. Thanks for the tutorial. susanprincess at att dot net

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  112. brilliant, i can see make myself making these thank you

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  113. This is so pretty, I must make some. beimborn@charter.net

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  114. Oh my goodness - what a clever idea! These coasters are beautiful. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  115. Those are so clever!! A great hostess gift too!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  116. What a fun idea, thanks!
    Karb328@aol.com

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  117. Cute project. I may have to give dresden plate a try. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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  118. Those are darling. I can just see them all over the house at Christmas! Thanks!

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  119. Love these. I may have to try the dresden plate pattern. You make this look doable. Thanks for sharing.

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  120. So cute! And Dresden Plate is on my long term to-quilt list, so maybe this would be good practice.

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  121. Great gift idea. I plan to make a set for my sister-in-law and one for me (and an extra for a hostess gift). Thank you.

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  122. What a great idea. I have never seen this one before. They really would make great little gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. Those are really pretty and your instructions make it look very easy. Thank you.

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  124. These are too, too cute. Thanks for the great directions.

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  125. These are great! They could be adaptable for all seasons. I'm getting ideas...

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  126. Oh these are so cute!! Thank you for sharing!

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  127. Super cute, Susan. I love the way you stitched them.
    Shahann@yahoo.com

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  128. That seems simple enough to make an entire set in a short amount of time. Thank you for the tutorial. momoftana at yahoo dot com

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  129. What an awesome idea. Love them. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  130. I love these! Thanks for the directions on how to make them. I just might try a few!

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  131. These are fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  132. Very cute idea, would be great for gifts! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  133. What a cute idea! Thank you!

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  134. These are adorable-- I can't resist dresdens.

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  135. So cute. Can't wait to make a few. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  136. This is such an awesome project--I know a few people that would love to get these as a gift! Thanks!

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  137. Terrific, useful, and festive project, Susan! Thank you for the tutorial! ;-)

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  138. They're so pretty! Your perfect stitching of the veins, etc, really make them look great.

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  139. These are a very festive and great way to add decor while protecting the table. Thank you for sharing this great gift idea!

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