Christmas Sew-Along Project Number 6 - Wine Coasters

November 20, 2018 2 Comments

Christmas Sew-Along Project Number 6 - Wine Coasters

For today's project we are going to make four festive wine coasters. You can place your wine glasses on these coasters, or you can slip the base of your wine glass INTO the coaster.

The fabric that we are using for this project is either the  five inch squares from Swell or the five inch squares from Vintage Holiday. You will need 20-five inch squares to make four coasters.

  1. Sort the squares into four piles of five making sure to not repeat fabrics in an individual pile.
  2. Stack up one of your piles of five, on top of each other. You are going to trace a circle on the top fabric and cut out the entire stack. I used a CD to get the circle shape (roughly 4.7 inches).
  3. Trace the circle and cut through the five layers so you end up with five circles.
  4. Choose one of the fabrics that you want to be on the bottom of the coaster and place right side up.
  5. Take the rest of the circles and fold them in half, wrong sides together (right side facing out) and press.
  6. Place one of the folded circles over the bottom fabric, as shown in the holly fabric over the plaid base in the photo below. Make sure the base is still facing right side fabric up.
  7. Place the second folded circle (the tree fabric in the photo) on the left hand side of the stacked circle.
  8. Place the third fabric over the bottom half of the circle (as shown with the candy cane fabric below).
  9. Place your fourth fabric half circle on the right hand side of your fabric (as shown by the Santa fabric below).
  10. Slip the Santa fabric (or whatever fabric you placed down fourth) under the fabric in the top right quadrant. This leaves you with alternating fabrics all around the circle.
  11. Pin all of the layers together and sew around the edge, 1/4 inch seam.
  12. Flip the coaster right side out, using something long to poke out the edges. I used my trusty chopstick.
  13. Press, and repeat so you end up with four coasters. 

Add a bottle of wine and you've got yourself a great gift!

 



2 Responses

Two Flying Geese
Two Flying Geese

November 24, 2018

Veronica, that is a good idea for the fabric – it will be fun for the kids to look at all of the Christmassy fabrics! It is also a good idea to make the coasters out of a different fabric if you want to use them year round. Enjoy!

Veronica Charbonneau
Veronica Charbonneau

November 22, 2018

This material is so “Christmasy” that I want to display another way. Have decided to make a table runner instead of the coasters. My granddaughters will enjoy looking at the runner as it rests on their table. The coasters are a good idea especially as they encircle the bottom of the glass and now that I have the pattern I can make the coasters another time.

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