Quilted Coasters That Actually Work

Quilted Coasters That Actually Work

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 31, 2010

I've always had this silent beef with coasters. Not the idea of them, mind you; just their lack of efficiency and typical inability to catch drips or really keep our furniture safe. Even eco-friendly cork options only guard our goods against a hot cup of coffee. So when push comes to shove, my money is on a handmade quilted version.

Martha Stewart takes a page from the book, Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson and I'm glad she did. These coasters not only make great accessories for your own home but are a great housewarming gift for friends and family. You can knock out a set of 4 in the time it takes to watch an episode of Mad Men.

All you'll need are some fabric squares (which should help put those remnants to use) and a little batting. No bells or whistles, and each one will have the ability to catch all the drips from your summer and early fall drinks without leaving a ring on your vintage coffee table!

See the full tutorial over at Martha Stewart

(Image: Martha Stewart)

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