Monday, April 11, 2011

Spilled Milk, err Lemonade - Mug Rug?

I found some fabric I just LOVE and I bought two yards of it - JUST BECAUSE.

I wanted to buy ALL of it, but someone else must have loved it a lot, too, because there wasn't much left.So I took home my two yards but I REALLY really wanted to just sit and look at this fabric...
So I decided to make some COASTERS, so that at least I could enjoy a little of it.

I also experimented with a few other colors,
and I machine quilted some haphazard lines all over them.

I used batting in most of them, but then I realized I didn't want to use all of my batting when I had scraps of felt around the house, so I used felt for the last two. In fact, the ones with felt are a little better - they are sturdier!

In my final pieces, I ended up folding a 5 X 10 inch rectangle in half, but originally I was cutting two 5 inch squares, placing them face to face with the batting or felt on one side. Sew three sides together.

Then turn the pocket right-side out.

Finally, fold over the open side by 1/4 inch, iron, and sew along the outside, like so:

If you wrap them with a ribbon, you could give them as a gift!
Add some glasses and its an extra nice gift!

These were so quick and simple that I think I might make a few sets to put away for those times when I need a quick, thoughtful gift. They are fun to make, too!

I hope you get the chance to be creative today!

...from Lori @ Kitchenfunk
Fresh Poppy Design
Running with Glitter


  1. these are really cute! i like the purple ones. and the sewing lines are great!!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  2. Rebecca, thanks for the invite - I love your blog (already a follower!) but I hadn't known you started a link party! I'm posted and up, now, thank you!! ~Lori

  3. So cute! I love getting fabric just because! Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday :)

  4. These are great!! Thanks so much for sharing at Make Something Mondays! Can't wait to see what you have this week!!

    ~ Sarah

  5. I like the idea of using felt because it's studier and less expensive - thank you!

  6. Sarah, I'll be posting something this week, too. Mary Ann, yes, that's what I was thinking. And it truly is sturdier. I use one of mine every day at work and I love it!! ~Lori


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