Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tutorial: Selvedge Coaster

Here's a fun and easy project for using up selvedges by turning them into a funky coaster ....

Supplies:

- a bunch of different selvedges
- 4.5 x 4.5 inch square of quilt batting
- 4.5 x 4.5 inch square of cotton fabric for the back of the coaster
- sewing machine and thread


Start by arranging your selvedges on top of the batting in the order you want them to be. Remember to take into account that you will lose about 1/4 inch from all sides once finished.


Sew each strip to your batting close to the selvedge edge (the side that won't fray) until the piece of batting is completely covered.


Trim off extra selvedges to the size of the batting.


Lay your backing piece on top of the batting right sides together and pin. Using your pressure foot as a guide, sew around your square leaving a 2 inch gap for turning.

Trim corners and turn right side out. Press.

Top stitch around the entire coaster close to the edge (making sure to close the gap as you go) and your done.


Now make yourself a cuppa and admire your new coaster.

13 comments:

Sophie Slim said...

Very cool! x

Jill said...

Great idea for those selvedges Fay! Your coaster looks really cool!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

And I always seem to throw my edging away...better keep it next time! The coasters look great

Suz said...

Gorgeous - I collected selvages once for something similar but have lost them. Very effective :)

Vik said...

Love this!

becclebee said...

what a cute idea! love it!

Christie said...

Very cute idea, great recycling!!

lamina@do a bit said...

That is such a cool idea and looks excellent! I have always loved the selvages on fabric...Love it!

Leonie said...

I absolutely love this! Well done!

Leesh said...

so, so cool

peli said...

this is so nice!!!

chillin with Quillin said...

nice coasters, will have to try these!!!
Paula

Joyce said...

20 minutes from start to finish. Great idea. Nice shower gifts.