As mentioned last night, here is the tutorial. These coasters were inspired by the shape of St. Brigid’s Cross. I think they look great with some stripes, like this ticking. If you want to bust your scraps, you can always use different prints in one coaster.
Finished coaster size is 4 1/2”
These instructions are for ONE COASTER. You need to repeat for however many coasters you want.
One 2 1/4″ x at least 12″ of main fabric and one 1 1/4″ x at least 12″ of contrast fabric
(Or four 2 1/4” x 3″ of main fabric and four 1 1/4″ x 3″ of contrast fabric if you’re working with smaller or different pattern scraps.)
5 1/4” x 5 1/4” back fabric
5 1/4” x 5 1/4” of cotton batting
With the right side of the main fabric up and the wrong side of the contrast fabric up, line up the long edges of the fabrics. This is the shortcut. You can sew each 3” piece individually. Sew 1/4″ along the long seam. Then iron seam open.
Questions or comments or notice any errors, feel free to contact me.
For personal use only please.
I made these coasters a few months ago. Decoupaged sewing patterns on top, felt bottoms. The only problem is, especially with something hot, they stick to the cup when you pick them up.
It’s awfully inconvenient for an item which is meant to be helpful. I have no idea on how I could make them not so sticky. Or if that’s even possible. Any suggestions?
If all else fails, maybe I can slap the square ones together and make a box or something…or a hat… or… I don’t know…