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make: fall coasters (with the cutest fall fabric!)

the cutest fall fabric

Do you see this fabric? Do you see the leaves, foxes and squirrels? Isn't it the cutest?

I bought this on clearance at JoAnn's this summer. I didn't have a project in mind, but I saw it and had to buy a bunch. Truthfully, I was thinking of you when I saw it. I knew that this fabric was blog-worthy, and that made it a must-buy. I have like, 2 yards or so, and so I've come up with a project that will really use a lot of it up.

fall coasters

Coasters! Wait...this only uses a tiny bit! Oh well, I guess I'll have to make lots and lots more lovely things with this fabric! If you have some cute fall fabric, perhaps you'd like to make some too!

fall coaster supplies

Here's what you need:
Cute fall fabric - about 4x4" per coaster
Felt - wool or wool blend is my favorite - 2 pieces about 4x4" per coaster
Fusible web - 2 pieces about 4x4" per coaster
Embroidery floss
Large drinking glass (for making a circle)

fall coasters

We're using two layers of felt to help make these coasters a little more substantial. Layer the squares of felt, fabric and fusible web as shown. Line them all up, and fuse them following the instructions on your fusible web. (I thought I ruined mine because peeling the paper off proved more tricky than I anticipated. It came off fine when I worked with it.)

fall coasters

Use a glass to trace a circle onto the fabric. (I used a water-soluble pen, and it worked so well!)

fall coasters

Cut out the coaster.

fall coasters
fall coasters

Stitch around the edge with a whip stitch. It adds a bit of security to the layers, but it's really there to look pretty!

fall coasters
fall coasters

Now you're ready to enjoy a nice big cup of coffee (or tea, or cider, or hot chocolate), and admire your cute fall fabric. You might not have squirrels and foxes on yours, but I'm sure it's cute, right? And you'll still have some left over for another fall project.

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Oh, and if you like these coasters, you'll probably love what I have coming on Thursday! It's a special project for Sherry Turley's Fall Fest, so be sure to check in!

17 comments:

  1. So cute! I would like them too! But then you think that you can wash? They are made of felt? Thanks!

    Mariolonza

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  2. Really cute. I've been really checking out coaster projects. I only have one left in the house so I need to make some.

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  3. What a darling set of coasters!!

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  4. This is a wonderful DIY!
    Thanks for sharing.
    That fabric is so lovely.

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  5. So simple and cute! Thanks. :)

    -Sara-

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  6. these are so cute, love that fabric!

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  7. es fantástico y lo pondre en práctica, muchas gracias por compartir, me encanta tu blog.
    Saludos.

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  8. There's that fabric! I love this project :) Hope you're enjoying your trip!

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  9. Beautiful and easy

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  10. wow! these are so cute and seem easy to make - great DIY

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

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  11. Adorable tutorial, Mollie. I would never have thought of fusing the fabric to felt.

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  12. Ok this is perfect... I'm definitely going to go thrift shopping for some unique fabric & try it!

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  13. i need that fabric!!

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  14. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  15. Adorable! I love the fabric - great find and definitely blog-worthy!

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