Monday, May 11, 2009

coasters

coasters

for mother's day i made our moms each a set of coasters. last week was incredibly busy so i was looking for something quick and easy to make, but still practical and functional. i've had this tutorial bookmarked for a while so i decided to try it out. 

coasters

i did mine slightly different using only 2 fabrics across the front top panel and i varied the size and order to make each coaster slightly different. i also topstitched around the edge to close the hole left for turning. its really hard to 'catch' all the fabric with only 1/4" seam allowances so next time i will try 1/2". 

coasters

the first set i made for G's mom had the polka dot fabric on the front with the floral on the back.

coasters

my mom's set was opposite. they both seemed to like them and they were good practice for the coaster swap!

(sorry the grain in some of these photos is weird... i think iphoto did something to them...)

3 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

very cute gifts!!!!

Jonas and Janelle said...

You talent for crafting continue to amaze me Mrs. Simmons!

Kindred Crafters said...

These are great. Your swap partner is lucky - you've had some good practice!
Must.Start.Mine.Soon!!

- Donna