Included here are two types of coasters. This first one is wonderful for sweaty iced tea, water (ahem or "other") cold drink goblets.
Um humm. I call them my diapers for drinking glasses.
The rumor is true.
I have been reduced to making diapers for drinking glasses!
But hey, they work great. They stay right there to catch all the condensation from your cold drinks.
No more drips or puddles.
For this style you will need a total of four 5" squares for each coaster.
If you are using a pack of Charm Squares your coasters will be scrappy.
In addition you will need a 5" square of lightweight flannel.
Layer the lining square face down, the piece of flannel and the backing square face up.
Fold the remaining two squares in half and press.
Pin all the layers in place and sew all four sides with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Slip your fingers through the opening at the center of the coaster and pull it right side out.
Use the Point Turner to push the four corners out.
Topstitch using a 1/4" seam allowance.
This next coaster is my favorite for hot drinks and the more scrappy the better.
You will need six 5" squares plus one square of flannel for each coaster.
Start by layering the lining, right side down, the flannel and the backing right side up.
Fold and press the remaining four squares and lay them on top of the backing as shown below.
Add the third strip.
My color sequence is a bit out of order but you should get the idea.
To add the fourth strip, pull up the corner of the first strip and tuck the fourth strip under as shown.
You should have all of the folded edges facing toward the center and the raw edges to the outside.
Pin and sew all around the four sides using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Clip the four corners
Reach in there and pull the whole thing right side out. (All those raw edges will be on the inside of your coaster).
Use your point turner to poke all the corners out and press the whole thing so everything is nice and square.
Top stitch a 1/4" all around and that's it.
Something to set your strong hot coffee cup on while you recuperate from all those sweaty Margaritas.
Make a set of four and tie with a pretty ribbon.
They make the nicest hostess gifts.
Encourage one another,
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