My Canadian friend, Louise, taught us how to make these cloth coasters. Very simple. And what's cool about them is that they slip over the bottom part of a stem glass and stay with your glass. That way you'll always know which is yours -- assuming each coaster isn't exactly alike.
|notice how it slips on the wine glass|
|Louise leading the way|
We had 12-15 ladies in the clubhouse this morning -- everyone busy as bees -- making these for the Valentine's Dinner. These will be from Tom and Lisa. What a great time we had! Sewing machines set up all over clubhouse. Some ladies cutting fabric, some pinning, some sewing, some turning them right side out, some ironing. It was a sweat shop! We had so much fun together.
I think this will be good Christmas or wedding gifts -- maybe add the stem glasses with them.
|the 5 pieces needed|
|"weave" them together before pinning|
To make: you will need 5 pieces of 4 1/2 inch squares of fabric per coaster. Fold and press 4 of them in half and place together open ends out.
Place 5th piece on top, upside down. Pin and stitch together around edges. Clip the corners diagonally. Turn right-side out and poke out the corners with fingers or object. Press again. You are done!
February 2013: We made more coaster for Valentine's Day at JCRV. We had quite an assembly line! Jerri and Shirlene ironed.
|Connie at the machine|
|Carol and Maxine clipping and flipping|
|Kathy had a hard time dealing with imperfection|
|I was just fine with it|
|Sue and the girls "weaving" the fab|