I’ve been wanting to make myself a set of these big stitch coasters ever since I made them for this tutorial, and I finally got around to doing that recently.
I love projects like this, because they are super functional. As a big tea drinker, I find that you can never have too many little things to set a cup on. Because of that, this is one of my go-to gifts, but this set is the one that I get to keep.
5″ squares of your favorite prints are perfect for this project. The simple shape is a great way to showcase them. After receiving a set of Lotta Jansdotter squares, I knew that this is what I wanted to do with them.
If you’ve not tried big stitch before, this is a good way to try it. You can explore working with different colors and different types of thread, plus the small size makes for a speedy finish.
+ Pattern: Tutorial found here.
+ Fabric: Assorted Lotta Jansdotter prints for the fronts, Doe for binding, Rashida Coleman Hale fabric for the backs.
Anna Graham says
Love that you made a set for yourself! They’re so pretty. And perfect binding, wowy!!!
I LOVE mine! They are super useful. Very pretty:)
These are lovely–I love how using the same binding makes the different prints feel like a set. Second Anna’s comment about your super tidy binding!
I love these! I’m glad you wrote this post because I missed that tutorial on Sew Mama Sew somehow…I want to try. My binding will not be as neat, but it will be good practice for me.