Monday, May 04, 2009

Teapot Coaster

My kind of brother in law (sorry Paul I'm a bit stuck for a better description) asked me at Christmas for a teapot coaster. I honestly thought he was just being a bit sarcastic, but he's asked me again four months later so here Paul not only have I made a teapot coaster I have written a tutorial in case you ever need another one and I don't make it quick enough for you.
The coaster is 10 inches square.
Out of some patterned fabric you will need
1 piece 4 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches
1 piece 6 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches.
I used linen for the other pieces and you will need
3 pieces 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches
1 piece 10 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches
2 pieces 6 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches.

Arrange them as follows and sew together. I sewed the 2 1/2 inch squares to the patterned fabric first and then the big rectangles to the bottom of the T. You should have 3 pieces now that can be just sewn together.
Cut out some batting (I used wool) and some backing fabric about 12 inches square. Layer them and pin to hold them in place.

I used 2 strands of embroidery cotton to sew around the T to hold all the layers in place.

I cut about some binding 2 1/2 inches wide and think I used about 50 inches. I cut across the width of some fabric which was only 42 inches wide and then cut an extra 8 inches or so and sewed the two pieces together. Fold it in half lengthwise and iron and then attach to the front of the coaster right sides together mitring the corners. Fold to the back and hand stitch in place.
It looked kind of lonesome so I thought I would make a coffee pot coaster to keep it company.


Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Thanks for sharing! Great idea having the pair, now i just need a 'p' for port....

SuBoo said...

Super cute - any tutorial for the teapot cosy itself? Would love to see what it looks like!

Hazel said...

How sweet. Love it!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Great idea. Thanks for the "how-to". My son is a tea lover and I'm making him a wool tea cozy for his birthday. Perhaps I'll add a coaster too.

Rachael said...

That's great - thank you. You really have your pattern-making hat on at the moment! Go Kate. x

Annie said...

I like it, hope he does too!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea Kate. Now maybe coasters for the girls with their initials....???

Thimbleanna said...

Those are adorable. At first I thought, why did you make him a T when his name is Paul. Haha -- now I get it! Isn't it funny how sometimes when someone asks us to make something we worry that they might just be making fun of us?

Marlini Ridlis Ismail said...

thank you! i have only made a small cup coasters but lack of ideas on how to do large coasters... u made my day!