Sunday, December 9, 2012

FUN AND EASY REVERSIBLE COASTERS




With the holidays almost here, I decided to make some fun (and extremely easy to make) coaster sets. I had leftover charm squares and yardage from previous projects and found some fun Chanukah fabric in a LQS.  I just cut the yardage I needed into 5" squares, along with some leftover scraps of batting (those pieces that were not large enough just got zig zag stitched together..so easy to do and a good way to use up that expensive batting). I placed two 5" squares right sides together on top of a batting square and sewed all the way around, leaving a small opening for turning; snipped the corners; turned them; pressed with an iron. I then sewed around 1/8" to close the opening and again 1/4" in from that stitch line just because I think it looks good like that.  I made some with just Christmas fabrics on both sides and some with Christmas fabric on one side and Chanukah fabric on the other for those who celebrate both holidays....an easy project for some quick, last minute gifts and a great way to use up leftovers.

3 comments:

  1. cute, terry! this is exactly how i've made simple pot holders--i just added insul-brite instead of the plain batting:) they do make great, quick gifts!

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  2. Great idea and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay easier than the "using 6 charms, folding, layering..." etc. method. Thanks for sharing this quick and great idea!

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  3. Great idea and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay easier than the "using 6 charms, folding, layering..." etc. method. Thanks for sharing this quick and great idea!
    [i'm confused... how come my comments don't publish? frustrating.]

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