Tutorial by: Patchwork Posse
This maple leaf coaster is a pretty quick project to make and is a good scrap buster as the top doesn’t need much fabric.
- Felt: 2 sheets of wool blend or Eco-fi (although I prefer wool blend felt)
- Fabric: 1 fat quarter each red and white
- Scissors, rotary cutter
- Thread, sewing machine, etc
- Maple leaf template
1) Cut two strips of red fabric 3″ wide by 7″ long, and one strip of white fabric 3″x7″ as well.
2) Right sides together align long raw edge of one red piece to the white strip. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat with other strip of red fabric so that your white piece is in the middle.
3) Press the seams towards the red pieces and top stitch down.
4) Cut out the leaf shape, pin to your pieced fabric, trace and cut out.
5) Pin your leaf-shaped fabric right sides up on top of two layers of felt. Don’t cut the leaf shape out of the felt yet. Felt can shift a lot while sewing it, so it’s easier to wait until it’s sewn together before cutting out the leaf shape.
6) Optional: You can quilt the three layers together but it’s not necessary.
7) Using a tight zig-zag stitch, stitch all along the edge of your leaf shape. (If you want you can edgestitch along the fabric leaf shape first.)
Now you can cut it out! Using a sharp pair of scissors cut out your leaf. Trim any threads and voilà! A leaf shaped mug rug (or coaster if you prefer)!