Thursday, May 30, 2013

"D" is for Drop Cloth Coasters

Sew: personalized drop cloth coasters

Make quick personalized coasters using drop cloth scraps.

The drop cloth canvas will absorb any condensation from 'sweating' glasses.

Here I used blue seersucker for the letters but the possibilities are endless, pick any color, pattern or print to match your theme or occasion:

These coasters have a raw edge which will fray a tiny bit over time but only up to the stitched seam.
And the batting is visible on the sides but I actually like that raw look of construction:

I made these drop cloth coasters as a gift to coordinate with the parquet pattern ottoman tray.

Here's how to make drop cloth coasters:

1. Cut 6" squares from drop cloth scraps.
Make fabric letters using my tutorial here.
Pin letter in center of drop cloth scrap:

2. Sew letter in place with tight zig zag stitch:

3. Using a circular object about 4" round and a quilters marking pencil, trace around the edge of the circle:

The pencil leaves a faint line to sew on and it also washes out if necessary:

4. Make a quilt sandwich:
drop cloth, batting, drop cloth

5. Pin sandwich together and sew all layers using the pencil line as your guide:

6. Trim excess less than 1/4" from seam:

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  1. I need coasters desperately and this is just the ticket! I've already got everything I need to make them. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, Jaime!

  2. These are fantastic! I love how you used a drop cloth.

  3. These coasters are sharp, love the seersucker, so Summery! And cloth coasters actually soak up condensation :)

  4. Love! I'm really into monograms and I'm tired of the stone coasters we have from our wedding (12 years ago!).

    Visiting from That DIY Party.

  5. Beautiful personalized coasters! I would love to also create something like this for my family. I hope my kids would help me. By the way, consider stone coaster projects.