Braided Rag Rug Coaster
I’ve been wanting to make these for a while so I thought I’d put together a little tutorial. It’s Jelly Roll friendly if you have any leftover strips lying around. The final result is a 5″ wide, thick, absorbent coaster.
Fabric Options – 4 Coaster Set
- 1 yard of fabric (cut into (12) 2.5″ strips)
- or 1/3 yard each of 3 different fabrics (cut each into (4) 2.5″ strips)
- or 12 Jelly Roll Strips
Grab 3 Strips
Start braiding with medium pressure, you don’t want it too tight or too loose. To hold mine in place I pinned one end to the design wall.
Keep stitching around and keep your braid laid flat. Try to have the coil on the left and the braid on the right meet in the middle. This way the zig zag stitch will catch both sides.
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Here are a few examples of other fabric choices:
The plaid shirting is the same on both sides, so I didn’t have to worry about too much ‘wrong side’ showing on the braids.