Quilting · Quilts · sewing

Fabric Coasters

We’ve had a bit of an ongoing issue in our house. The offspring will fill a water glass, leave it on a surface, and walk away. I will then enter the room, see the glass, and put it in the dishwasher. They then return looking for their glass. Thus, I’ve been washing way more glasses than necessary.

Having an abundance of fabric scraps and an abundance of batting bits too small for most purposes, I decided to sew up a few fabric coasters to solve this glass situation. I have no idea why I didn’t think of this ten years sooner.

The main fabric was a 5 1/2″ square. I added a 1″ border to give the appearance of binding without actually having to mess with binding. I Wonder-Undered the letters on and added a blanket stitch along the edge of the letters.

I had quite a bit of sewing time this week. We’ve been doing a family book club with my parents and my brother and his significant other. We meet over Zoom, because that’s how everything’s done now. Anyway, I read the book but have also been listening to it on audiobook with my husband so he can “read” it while he works. We thought we needed to have the book finished by Wednesday, so we spent a lot of time listening this week. (We were wrong. Our next meeting is next week.) Along with the coasters, I finished a fourth baby blanket and finished (I think) all of the pieced triangles needed for a scrap project.

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