Sunday, February 14, 2021

Felt fun

 I love drink coasters.  I love having them about, I love that they are so helpful and I love that they are small but nice ways to protect your furniture.

I have been trying to find the perfect coaster for the new place - I know, serious first world problem.  In summertime we have ice in our drinks and the condensation either pools on top of the hard coaster and runs off on to the furniture, or goes through the fabric coaster and onto the furniture.

I came up with the notion of using the dark grey felt that I use for placemats and coasters, but adding a thin layer of cork underneath.

And voila as they say - perfect!

So far the excess moisture is trapped by the felt and can go no further because of the cork. Fingers are crossed.

I had a few scraps left over from cutting the final felt strip down to squares and like most of, cant bear wast so went ahead and folded them in half and did some wonky blanket stitching to hold the sides together and yet another voila - tiny gift pouches!

Small things make me happy.


  1. hmmmm, I love the stitched edges on your tiny pouches ... and I also like using coasters for hot drinks, so the heat doesn't damage the table top ... so now I'm pondering making some patchwork sandwiches with cork in the middle!

    1. I can highly recommend the cork in between Liz - so far it is going great! I bought some IKEA placements and have just been cutting them to size...

  2. happy days ! They are fun, beautiful and useful.What more do you want ?


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