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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