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Seasonal Coasters, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Leaf Coasters.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Leaf Coasters.


Add a seasonal look to your dining table with in-the-hoop coasters. The coasters are stitched in elegant UltraSuede fabric and are a gorgeous way to protect your table from drips and spills. Comes in autumn, winter, and Christmas themes!


Project Needs & Notes

- Small pieces of UltraSuede
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (like Gunold KK100)


Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- Leaf Coasters (In-the-Hoop)

- Christmas Coasters (In-the-Hoop)
- Snowflake Fancy Coasters (In-the-Hoop)

Special Notes
Use UltraSuede or felt for best results, as the edges of the coaster are raw. Using these types of fabric will ensure that the fabric will not fray.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Seasonal coaster designs have three files.

One is the full embroidery file, and the other two are dielines. The dieline files are marked with the letters DL. Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size.

Open the dieline files with embroidery software, and print them.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Spray the backside of each dieline printout with temporary adhesive.

Smooth each the dieline onto a piece of UltraSuede.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Cut out the shapes.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Now that the fabric pieces are cut to the proper shape and size, it's time to embroider the design.

Hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer.

Madeira E-Zee Tear 1.5 oz. or Floriani Tearaway Medium are good choices. Those brands are more fibrous, less paper-like, and will tear more cleanly.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the full embroidery design (not the dieline files).

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle, rather than an embroidery needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle, so that will make smaller perforations in the stabilizer.

Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider will be a dieline, or outline stitch. This marks the area on the stabilizer where we'll place the front fabric piece.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Spray the back of the front piece with temporary adhesive.

Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Place the fabric piece right inside the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Reattach the hoop to the machine and continue with the design.

A running stitch tack down will sew next. This binds the fabric in place for the remainder of the design.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

All of the inner elements will sew next.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "finishing seam." When you get to this section, stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine. Do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Turn the hoop over and spray the backside of the back piece with temporary adhesive.

P
lace the back piece within the shape on the back of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

The remaining steps will be seen from both sides. Wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the top.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Attach the hoop back to the machine. Continue the design.

A running stitch tack down will bind all the layers together.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Unhoop the stabilizer and gently tear the excess away. The outline stitch will be removed as well.

If any bits of the stabilizer are still showing, carefully pull the layers of UltraSuede apart and trim away the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Change the color of the Ultrasuede fabric to stitch these leaves for spring or summer.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

Christmas versions of these sophisticated coasters bring an elegant look to your holiday dinner parties and decorating.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Coasters.

And add a frosty look to your dinner table with winter coasters decorated with a flurry of snowflakes.

Seasonal Coasters, In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

Maple Leaf Coaster (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 4.32" | 3.84" x 3.43"

Birch Leaf Coaster (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.77" x 4.85" | 3.78" x 3.84"

Grape Leaf Coaster (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.84" x 4.30" | 3.84" x 3.41"

Oak Leaf Coaster (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.92" x 4.86" | 3.10" x 3.85"

Christmas Tree Coaster (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.65" x 4.85" | 3.68" x 3.84"

Christmas Star Coaster (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.84" x 4.66" | 3.83" x 3.70"

Snowflake Fancy Coaster 6 (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.84" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 3.85"

Snowflake Fancy Coaster 1 (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 3.85"

Snowflake Fancy Coaster 3 (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.84" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 3.85"