Tuesday, March 23, 2010


My husband's co-worker and his wife just bought a new house and we're super excited for them! My husband thought it would be fun to send them a card (even though they see each other at work all the time) so they could get fun mail at their new address. What a sweet idea. But could I just send a card? No, of course not.

So I made a set of 8 coasters using Amy Butler's Midwestern Modern. And they are adorable, if I do say so myself. These make a simple but thoughtful handmade gift and there are a million possible variations.

If you're so inclined to make some for a gift (or for yourself) they're super easy. Here's a quick how-to...

1. Using your rotary cutter, cut 4 1/2" square pieces of fabric (2 per coaster) and batting (1 per coaster).

2. Stack your squares with batting on the bottom, and the 2 pieces of fabric on top, right sides together.

3. Stitch around the edges using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 2" gap for turning.

4. Trim corners, turn right side out and push out corners.

5. Press and stitch close to the edge (and in the middle if you want). Done!

Pin It


  1. darling fabric and very thoughtful.

  2. Kari!! Those are seriously cute. Great gift for a new home owner and thanks for the little instructions, just may have to make some. :)


I love hearing from you!

More Handmade Goodness

Related Posts with Thumbnails