* patchwork coasters

Posted on October 20th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.


I’ve been looking forever for a cool coaster pattern. I went through all my Marthas and all my craft books and all the blogs and have been unable to find one that I really like. Today while I was walking out to my car from lab, I finally came up with an idea. I am super happy with them, and I went from vague idea to sketch to picking out fabric to endlessly rearranging fabric strips to making them (and ripping them out a couple of times and making them again) in just a couple of hours. I haven’t been feeling the crafting bug like usual lately, so these made me feel back in the groove. I also love how I have a nice enough fabric collection now that I can just find what I need when inspiration strikes. Now I’m thinking matching placemats….

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14 Responses to “patchwork coasters”

  1. Pam Says:

    Love the fabric choices, really cool!

  2. Kate Says:

    Cute coasters are a fairly rare phenomenon [we currently have ones commemorating my FIL’s company’s 50th anniversary …] – yours are super! I love the lineny look fabric, it works really well with the other patterns.

  3. sueb Says:

    Love these! What a great idea!

  4. Kelly Says:

    Oh, they came out ubber awesome!

  5. kelly Says:

    really sweet… I’ve been thinking along the same lines – matching coaster/placemat set – but like you hadn’t found the right inspiration. Yours are beautiful!

  6. Amy Says:

    Those are really a nice design! I have a little trouble getting my folded under edge to be even so I haven’t made any yet that I’m pleased with.

  7. Heather Says:

    Very nice fabric selections! I really like this design of yours!

  8. Cassi Says:

    These are really fantastic and I love the fabrics you used :)

  9. cécile Says:

    They’re so nice! I love your design! BRAVO!

  10. Rachel Says:

    Those are great. Love your fabric choices. Looking forward to seeing the placemats.

  11. joyce Says:

    these are great!

  12. Sarah Says:

    I totally now that feeling when you fall off the crafting wagon — but these are just the sort of project to get you back on. Such great, autumnal colors — so cute!

  13. Hedgehog Says:

    Those coasters are adorable! I need to make another gift set – might use yours as inspiration!

  14. ajuills Says:

    What a great coaster set! I love the colors! I commend you for sticking with the coaster set thought until you found the design you wanted for your them. After all you have to make them your own!

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