Category Archives: Opposites Attract

I finally get to show you the finished Cotton + Steel Opposites Attract quilt top! This one is twin sized and will most likely be finding a home on Layla’s bed. I’m no even going to attempt to quilt it. I want it done soon, so I’ll likely send it out to the uber talented […]

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I’m back today with a tutorial for using up those half square triangle (HST) pieces you are bound to be left with at some point as a quilter. Don’t fret! They are far from useless. Today I’m going to prove it to you with a tutorial for making one of my all time favorite household […]

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  • These are so cute and look super easy to sew. Watch out scraps, here I come!ReplyCancel

  • Judy P

    These are really cute, the only problem I have with the cloth coasters is that they are so absorbent and I have a glass of ice water or tea with me at all times. I could probably go thru a couple of dozen of these in a day!! LOL What would be a good suggestion for something to either go in the middle or on the bottom to be water proof for your furniture? Otherwise, I really like them.ReplyCancel

    • Hi there, Judy. I only have glass cups that sweat a ton too, which is why I make my coasters with cloth. I use a layer of 100% cotton batting in the middle, and have never experienced a leak or wet furniture. I’ve been using the same set for about five years. If you are really concerned with the coasters soaking and leaking, try using a double layer of batting, and just be sure it is 100% cotton. My favorite is Warm N Natural. Happy crafting!ReplyCancel

  • Sandi

    it’s about time to start on some scrap busting projects and this looks like a good and easy one. who can’t use a set of coasters!
    thanks for the idea.ReplyCancel

  • […] Half Square Triangle Coasters Olivia Jane Handcrafted shows you how to use your scraps for these happy Half Square Triangle Coasters. […]ReplyCancel

  • Janet Burson

    New to embroidery. Happy to find this site.ReplyCancel

Today we’re tacking part two of sewing our blocks for the Opposites Attract QAL. Who’s ready to start sewing up the Large Introvert blocks? How did things go with the Small Introvert blocks? I’d love to see your progress. After this week, we’ll be halfway done with our blocks, so we’re making great progress. I’m […]

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  • emily

    love this! the colors are so happy!!!ReplyCancel

I don’t have pictures for our next step in the Opposites Attract QAL so that post will be up in the next day or two, but I do have a great tutorial for using up some of those HST leftovers! Be sure to cut those carefully, and you’ll have a precut project on your hands […]

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  • This is so gorgeous. I don’t think I could walk on it ; )ReplyCancel

    • Pat Vanderwater

      You drain dishes on it. Not walk on it. I have been making small quilts for years for this purpose. Really dresses up your kitchen.ReplyCancel

      • What a great idea! I hadn’t thought of making one to use as a drying mat.ReplyCancel

    • They really hold up well! I keep Olivia’s water bowl right there, which Wallace tips over once a day. The mat really soaks it up and handles washes very well. :) You need one!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for this Meredith. I don’t usually quilt but this looks so nice and is not too large or complicated. Seems like a good first “serious” project for me. I’m already looking forward to doing some fabric matching!ReplyCancel

    • Wonderful! Its an awesome way to use up those triangle bits for sure, which we seems end up with one way or another. :) Happy crafting!ReplyCancel

Do you have your fabrics cut? Today we’re going to begin sewing our blocks. Whether you are sewing a small quilt or a large one, I find it easy to tackle them [the blocks] in batches. Going in the order of the directions in the pattern, I’ve sewn up all the Small Introvert blocks first. […]

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  • looks like origami! or candy! can’t wait to see the finished quilt!ReplyCancel