I am excited to be part of a blog hop organized by Andrea of Andrea’s Notebook. Be sure to come back on Friday for a round up of all the great projects that were contributed this week!
Today I am sharing with you a free pattern on how to make a coaster set for the holidays. Now we were never a coaster using family before, but I recently purchased a handmade coffee table that is finished with wax, and I’m feeling very protective of it! What I like about this set, is that it can easily be personalized, and while they are perfect for the holidays, they can also be used year round.
For a set of 6, you will need a 1/4 yard of two coordinating fabrics. I used the beautiful Moda prints I received as part of my Stitch Box Monthly (read a review here). You will also need a small piece of fusible fleece.
Print off the template here.
For a set of 6, cut 6 pentagons from each fabric. Use the smaller pentagon to cut out 6 of the fusible fleece. Follow the instructions that came with the fleece to bond it to the pentagons you will be using for the front of your coasters.
Use a 1 cm (3/8″) seam allowance to sew one of each colour pentagon together, right sides facing. Leave a 2.5 cm (1″) opening along one edge for turning. I find it much easier to turn if you sew a 90 degree angle across the seam allowance, as shown in the diagram below.
Trim all 5 corners and turn your coaster right sides out. Use a blunt object to push out the corners. Press well.
Sew two rows of stitching along the outside edge. You can leave them like this, or you can add some more detail by free motion writing to personalize them.