Floral Coasters

Created By:

Trish - Trish Stitched

Skill Level: Intermediate

Have you ever come across a beautiful large print fabric that you wanted to see every day? That's how I felt when I first saw this fabric! After some project planning (and drinking many cups of tea), it dawned on me that these flowers could perfectly fit my tea cup! With some cutting, a little sewing, and a bit of detailed stitching, these coasters sit happily in my sewing space! Below are steps to create your own coasters!

Janome Supplies Required

  • Main fabric with a large enough print that a cup can comfortably sit atop. Depending on your print and how many coasters you want to make, you will need 1/4 - 1/2 yard of fabric. This project works best if you can see your design from the wrong side of the fabric. (TIP: look for prints that don't have too much intricate linework) Looking for something other than florals? Look for animal designs or seasonal/holiday themes (Leaves for fall, ornaments for Christmas!)
  • Lining fabric for the bottom of your coaster. This can be the same as your main fabric, or something coordinating
  • Quilting Batting
  • Thread for applique stitch, thread for detailed stitching (optional)

I am sewing on the Janome Memory Craft 15000 and using my F foot (Satin Stitch)


Sewing Steps:

With a pencil or water-soluble marking tool, mark the perimeter around the design you want to use. Leave at least 3/8" space to cut. Continue this step for as many coasters as you wish to make.

Using your cut circles as a template, trace these shapes onto your lining fabric, with right sides facing together.

Stack your two cut fabrics onto your batting. We are creating a fabric stack- from the top - main fabric wrong side up, lining right side up, and batting layer. Cut your shapes once again. You can add a second layer of batting for a thicker coaster, but for this set, I used one layer. We are leaving our stack in this order to sew.

On each piece, mark where to leave an opening to turn your coaster right sides out. Try to pick a spot with a straighter line that is roughly 1 1/2"- 2".

Baste all the way around your coaster, roughly 3/8" from the outline of your design, leaving the opening clear of stitching.

Using your satin stitch foot, stitch close to your design. I lined the open edge of my presser foot (next to my red triangle) up to the border of my flower, which left about 1/16" of space. When my coaster gets flipped right sides out, I will be able to see the full black border. Again, leave an opening to turn your coaster!

Trim all the way around your design. Get close to your stitching, but be careful not to cut through. Leave more seam allowance at the coaster opening. If you have some tight spaces, clip into corners (but not through stitching!)

Turn coasters right sides out and press. Using a turning tool, push fabric out, making sure all your corners are turned out. Turn the seam allowance of your coaster opening in and press. You can either top stitch this seam or hand stitch shut. Mine is topstitched.

I wanted the edges of my coasters to pop, and to be able to hide some of the spots where I couldn't sew close enough to my flower, so I added an applique stitch all the way around my coaster! This step is optional but I love the final look!

Final step is to add some detail stitching! On each flower I added stitching in a lighter color thread to make the design pop!

Everyone is Talking about Floral Coasters

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
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I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
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I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
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I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!
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I made the Halloween treat bag for my new granddaughter and I’m sure it will last for years. No embroidery machine so I appliquéd the lettering. Need a little more skirt fabric for a better gathered look, and I used thin double-bias tape for the skirt hem, over edge stitch on skirt sides. I’m pleased with my results!
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I want to say thank you for teaching me this method of applique. I was able to do it with a small letters. This method is the best so far from all of those I've seen and tried.
So useful
Thursday, November 30, 2023

I'd like to express my gratitude for teaching me this appliqué method. I successfully applied it with small letters, and, so far, it's the most effective among all the methods I've seen and tried.

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