Coins Coaster

The Coins Coaster is a little project which I'm sharing here today and I must say, I a lot of fun making it all the while, using up little scraps which could have easily been thrown out.

As I was cutting fabric pieces for my project in next week's "Guy Thing" blog hop, the little edge pieces of fabric were being leftover after I cut out triangles. I decided to use a small 1" circle die to cut out perfect little circles from the scraps.

I wasn't sure what I would use these circles for, but knew that I was itching to finish the original project, so that I could play with my circles. 

I used a scrap piece of Essex yarn dyed linen and drew up a 1" grid using a frixion pen. Yes, I know, a lot of people don't agree with frixion pens, but honestly, for something small like this coaster, which will likely get used daily and washed regularly, I think it's perfectly fine.


I then dabbed a little bit of glue (using a school glue stick) to arrange and hold down the circles. A little bit of repurposed batting on the back and I went to the machine and quilted straight lines through the middles. 

I started with vertical and horizontal lines but figured I'd keep going and add the cross quilting lines. These circles will fray a little with use, but hopefully the extra quilting lines will prevent too much fraying.

I finished it off by sewing a backing, turning it out and top stitching around the edge. I really like this Coins Coaster and with a basket full of little circles, I'll probably make some more.

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19 comments

  1. Great idea. Love your coins coaster. Hugs, xx

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  2. What a great use of leftovers. Loveit.

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  3. It is amazing what can be done with scraps. Well done.

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  4. Super idea. Raw edges give me heartburn, but used like this, they will be fine.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yes those raw edges will fray with use, but I figure these were destined for the bin anyways. Perhaps I'll try to machine applique around the circles next time. I have no shortage of cut out circles :)

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  5. excellent idea for some jaunty expressive coasters❣️❣️

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  6. Those circles are so cute! I'd be playing with them all day. Perfect little coaster and a great way to use up scraps. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  7. Super cute use of some of your smallest scraps, Anorina!!

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