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Multi-piece Applique Coasters
(In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.


Pour yourself a warm drink and cozy up with these cute coasters! Each coaster stitches together in-the-hoop, complete with applique details. We'll show you step-by-step how it's done!
 


Project Needs & Notes:


- Small pieces of felt (3 colors)
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold's KK100)

The design featured in this tutorial is:
X13659, Winter Coaster - Cardinal (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

This in-the-hoop design has three files. One is the full embroidery file. The other two are dieline files 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 stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Make sure to print two copies of the front dieline file. This will allow you to have all the paper dielines separate from one another, and make them easy to use.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Spray the backside of the printed dieline for the front circle with a small amount of temporary adhesive. Smooth it onto a piece of felt.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Cut out the shape.


Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Repeat this process for the back dieline and fabric, making sure it is the same fabric as used in the front.

Then repeat for the two other dieline pieces, using felt that are different colors. These will be the body of the bird and the scarf.


Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique 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 stitch in-the-hoop applique 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. This marks the area on the stabilizer for the front fabric circle.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Spray the back of the front fabric circle with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Place the fabric right inside the sewn outline.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design.

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

Some of details will embroider, followed by the dieline for the body of the bird. Watch the color change sheet and stop the machine before sewing the next tackdown step.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

After the dieline is finished sewing, stop the machine, and remove the hoop, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Take the fabric dieline for the body of the bird, and spray the backside of the fabric with temporary adhesive. Place the felt piece right on the sewn dieline, matching up the edges of the piece with the small extended lines on the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Then continue to embroider the design.

A tackdown will stitch the fabric piece into place, and then more details will sew.

Again, watch the color change sheet and stop the machine before sewing the next tackdown step.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Once the dieline for the scarf has sewn, stop the machine, and remove the hoop without unhooping the stabilizer.

Spray the back of the felt scarf piece with temporary adhesive, and smooth it into place.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Place the hoop back on the machine, and embroider the tackdown step and any remaining detail steps.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "finishing seam," and stop the machine before sewing this step.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Take the hoop off of the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Spray the backside of the back fabric piece, and place it inside of the sewn circle on the back of the hoop.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Place the hoop back on the machine and embroider the finishing seam.

Free project instructions to stitch in-the-hoop applique coasters.

Once the embroidery is finished, remove the hoop from the machine. Unhoop the stabilizer, and carefully tear it away.

Multi-piece Applique Coasters (In-the-Hoop)



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Products used in this Project:

Winter Coaster - Cardinal (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.89" x 4.89" | 3.89" x 3.89"