We were working on our place-mats, in class tonight, but we only had one pigtail to run the yarn through for the border. Since I had some time, I decided to try making a coaster that I originally saw at my Mom’s house. Hers are circular or square, but you can make any number of shapes. Regular shapes are probably the best. The only site I can find with instructions are at: http://thecraftymummy.com/2013/11/simple-coasters-tutorial/
The ones my Mom made are a little different. Starting at the bottom:
- One layer of fabric, face down.
- Layer of batting (optional)
- Layer of fabric, face up
- the 4 folder, over lapped pieces.
Sew a 1/4 inch seam around the outside. Trim the corners a bit to reduce the bulk, allowing it to lay flatter. Turn inside out and press.
All pieces are the same size. Mine are 6″, giving a 5.5″ coaster. This one was my practice, now to make the ones I promised Charrie. If you have it, I would use a walking foot, since there are so many layers. Sorry for the glare, the surface I was using was a bit shiny.
Bottom, showing the overlap
Inverted, showing the layers, after sewing and trimming.
Close up of the end, showing the various layers.