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Coasters II

So my oldest son (Big W) is so excited about coasters. I have a plastic cover I’ve made for our table so that my 2 boys under 5 years old cannot do much damage to it. Despite the table already being adequately protected, Big W insists that everyone use a coaster at the table.  So here is coaster idea number 2 in what might be a series!

Level: If you can sew a straight line….

Time: 1/2-1 hour


Scrap fabric in 5 1/2″ squares

Iron-on interfacing lightweight (I used Pellon 911FF)

Iron-on batting interfacing – 5″ square per coaster

Miscellaneous scrap fabric for decorative sides

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1. To create the coaster shown above I used a solid 5 1/2″ square of fabric on one side. To create this striped side, cut 4 pieces of fabric 2 1/2″ wide x 8″ long. Iron on lightweight interfacing (pellon 911ff) to the wrong side of each piece.

2. Stitch 2 pieces lengthwise together, press open and then topstitch 1/8″ from seam. Continue until all 4 pieces are stitched together to form one larger piece.

3.To get the diagonal effect of the stripes, place the 5 1/2″ square on the larger striped section at an angle. Using the square as a template, pin in place and cut along the edge. You now have 2  squars that are 5 1/2″

4. Place batting on the wrong side of 1 square. Have the iron-on side facing the wrong side of the fabric. Press following manufacturer directions.

5.Place square with iron on batting right side facing on second square. Pin in place. Stitch 1/2″ around the edge leaving a 3″ opening on once side for turning right side out. Clip the corners.

6. Turn right side out, press. Topt stitch 1/4″ from edge around all 4 sides closing up the opening as you sew.

For this set I made 4 diffrent coasters – one as shown above.  I added a band to one side of a solid square before stitching by taking a 3″ wide strip of fabric, fold the ends lengthwise towards the center and press, then stitch the band to the  square at an angle (you could also make it go vertical or horizontal).  I made one with a solid square on each side and then a different coaster using 2 triangles. I folded the 5 1/2″ square diagonally to make a triangle then added a 1/2″ seam allowance to the longest side. With right sides facing match up the longest sides and stitch, press and topstitch. You now have a 5 1/2″ square

Use your imagination. Create hexigons, circles, hearts, etc…have fun!


Cruisin’ Coaster

So much scrap fabric so little time, so here’s a quick project to use up some squares. Get crazy and cut out some appliques!  This was inspired by my friend Keeli, who gave me a set of coasters for Christmas….genious!

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Level: Super Easy

Time: 1/2 hour-1 hour


4 ceramic tiles 4″ x 4″

4 pieces of scrap fabric cut 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (just a little smaller than the tile)

Ribbon and applique Optional

Mod Podge Hard set glue

1″ foam brush

Cork (I used some cork squares I had left over from a previous project)

Hot Glue

1. Clean tile with soap and water or rubbing alcohol

2. Cut fabric squares a little smaller than the tile

3. Use the foam brush to apply a thin layer of glue to the tile. Position fabric on the tile, apply another thin layer of glue over the fabric and tile. Let dry.

4. Position ribbon or applique on fabric and tile and apply another thin layer of glue. Let dry.

cut out your applique

5. Cut cork a little smaller than tile about 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and using a hot glue gun, generously apply glue to bottom side of tile. Press cork and let set.

Wrap set with a ribbon or better yet, some scrap fabric and give to a dear friend. I love the set I recieved!