For sometime now, I've been wanting to make coasters. I've made the version from BTRS (Halloween themed), but I've been wanting to make some quilted ones like those in Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.
Given my recent love of all things patchworky, I thought this Criss Cross Coaster tutorial from AllSorts would be a great project this week.
These don't truly use a patchwork technique, so no worrying about lining up all those tiny squares. Yet, they still look a bit like patchwork, and I'll get to use up some fun little pieces of fabric that have no other purpose.
You must check out Jenny's blog, where you can find all of her great ideas and several other tutorials.
If you want to make some this week, the tutorial is here. Or, you can browse these offerings from Etsy.
Set of wooden coasters from Enbal
In Amy Butler Lotus, from Pretty Industries
Embroidered linen coaster ala Alice in Wonderland, by Nanu
Now, when Mr. Plaid reads this week's Throwback, he will declare
coasters dull and predict Win-It Wednesday comments to hit an all time
low next week. I disagree.
Coasters are crazy fun and so practical.
Who doesn't need a whole slew of them?!