i heart linen coaster set

11.17.2010


Of course I heart linen.  How could you not? (okay, don't answer that)  I had gotten Rashida's book a long time ago from our library.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love our library?  I get to request books online then they show up at our local library down the street, my idea of heaven. 


Anyway, I finally got to making the coaster set from the book.  They're just so cute.  I've seen tons of tutorials and just about everyone making coasters and now I know why.  It's just a quick and fun project that doesn't have a lot of rules.  Love that.


I used scraps and just pieced my coaster tops however I wanted, easy peasey.  And the little storage tray is just adorable. This one's going out to a friend of mine, but I think I'll be making more.  They'd be great hostess or Christmas gifts!

35 comments :

  1. oooo! I loooove that tree fabric :) and the storage tray is super cute! love the color choices!

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  2. Love your fabric choices Anna! Your friend will love them!

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  3. these are so pretty...and useful, even better!!!

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  4. Aw these are so cute! Love the fabric combos!

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  5. Darling, Anna. I will have to track that book down at our library.

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  6. LOVE IT!!! these would be great quick christmas gifts!!! thanks!!

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  7. These came out great! I have this book and now I HAVE to make the coaster set. I love that little holder!

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  8. I never knew coasters could look so beautiful!!!

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  9. They look great! I'm going to have to check out her book!

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  10. What a great colour combo have used - they look wonderful, your friend is very lucky

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  11. I love the coasters. I've never made any, but this makes me want to...tonight :) Great fabric choice.

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  12. Those are so pretty. I love the holder. I'll have to check my library to see if they have any good books. I guess I always assume they won't have anything current.

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  13. what a great combo! that holder is pretty genius. I must utilize my library more and check out that book.

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  14. I just love your blog. Today's post is especially inspiring. I've joined a bee called Lovely Linen Bee and we are starting up in January. I had to post a picture and share your blog (I hope that's cool with you!). Thank you for all your GREAT ideas and inspiring work. Again, LOVE your blog!
    Cristina

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  15. Just love the look of these pieced together! Coasters are a great project and your storage tray is precious.

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  16. Love your fabric choices and i just love Rashida's book as well. My favorite project was this one....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmylizzy/4576753276/in/set-72157623986677652/

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  17. What a great little gift! Lucky friend :)

    You have a great eye for putting fabrics together, I always love your selections!

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  18. I just picked up this book from my library! I need to check out the coaster pattern. Yours are great.

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  19. Oh, I love Rashida's book! Every project in there is sooo gorgeous! And, I love your fabric combo's too, what a great friend you are!!
    XOXO,
    Mags

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  20. So adorable. I want that holder for coins and junk from my pockets!

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  21. Thanks for sharing a great craft idea! I have also seen postings showing coasters, but not one with the holder - that just makes it! Also, thank you for checking my blog out. I hope you will continue to check on me from time to time. :)

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  22. These are great. How did you make the little holder?

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  23. I love the spiral quilted one. I am not a quilter but I would like to try these! Do you mind if I ask if there is interfacing in them?

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  24. Those are so cute, such great fabric choices. I've been wanting that book for awhile, I may have to put it on the Christmas list. :)

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  25. They are the best! I was thinking about placemats, napkins and coasters for my xmas table, but I never would have been crafty enough to come up with such a canny little holder! too clever! xxx

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  26. Those would make a wonderful gift for Christmas! Thanks for the idea and now I'm off to find the book. :oD

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  27. so pretty!!

    I have been eyeing that book for MONTHS. I finally went on amazon after seeing your post and bought it!

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  28. SO Cute. I love linen too. These are super sweet. (I love libraries too. They are the best.)

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  29. She does have a lovely blog. And I love the coasters you made! So cute!

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  30. I love, love the coaster set. And I agree with everyone that the holder makes it so special. I see many teacher gifts in my future. I too ran over to Amazon and grabbed it...after a disappointing search at my library :( I'd rather own it anyway. Thanks!

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  31. Thos are so awesome. I love them! As a librarian, I LOVE to hear people say they love their library. :)

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  32. Love the whole thing. I'd like to have a set for myself and make some for gifts. Must get this book!

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  33. super cute! I like quick and fun projects :)

    ~Caro~
    caroleena85.blogspot.com

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