Saturday, August 29, 2015

Coasters or Mug Rugs


These are lots of fun to make and so easy.  Do a search for Criss Cross Coasters and you will find several tutorials. I'd leave a link here, but that implies I know how to do that...and that I do not know how to do.
I made a whole bunch a while back ago and gave them all away. I love how colorful they are. I ended up not using any interfacing because I like the corners to be a bit more crisp and I think they are quite substantial without the extra weight.




The instructions call for using charm packs which I had on hand, but of course you can chop chop with the scissors and forget the charm pack.
Hoping all of you are having a stellar weekend. 
p.s. we got a bit of rain last night without the added drama of electricity in the air. your good thoughts made it happen, that's for certain.
Love, Ellen.

7 comments:

Grammy Braxton said...

Those are adorable. And I am so glad you are getting rain, as long as you don't get any lightning strikes!!!!
Hugs to you, my dear friend.
Sharon

Susan T said...

Put a sign on your door "Gentle rain only" that should do it. I must admit though we seldom get real storms, we live just inland from the Irish sea, when the heavy rains come we can see them coming. I think the good housewives of Dublin say "oh not here, send it to them" I like watching a storm, but it do appreciate that we get just the baby ones, the storms that strike in the USA are something else altogether.

Balmy breezes and sunshine for you today and many hugs from here.

Sxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

J & B said...

Good Sumday morning
We have dull and. overcast humid weather, John not likely to do gardening today. A day for for some cosy indoor crafts,sounds like you have had some rain,
we think of you.being so close to those wicked forest fires.
let's hope this will do the trick. have a restful Sunday
really like your project such pretty material.
Great for the Autumn to cheer up the table.
Actually I have been thinking about sewing some bibs
to catch the juice from the peaches !
I'm a mucky pup manage to mess two tee shirts in one day! Babs

Jennifer said...

Your coasters are so pretty. I'm a real lover of patchwork. I'm so glad you got some rain. We had a little yesterday too. Hope you're having a good weekend, Ellen.

Jennifer said...

Your coasters are so pretty. I'm a real lover of patchwork. I'm so glad you got some rain. We had a little yesterday too. Hope you're having a good weekend, Ellen.

driftwood said...

oh those are really cute! x

hurray for rain x

Mereknits said...

Those are so wonderful Ellen. I think drinking anything with that coaster under my cup would make me smile.
Hugs,
Meredith