Monday, November 15, 2021

Flower Coasters for the Mug Rug Hop

Pull up a chair and get ready to rest your favorite holiday mug on one of these delightful flower coasters!

daisy black eyed susan and poinsettia coasters


Aren't these flower coasters just perfect for the Mug Rug Blog Hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin' In the Sticks? Someone bring out the coffee and tea!


This hop runs from today thru Thursday, November 18 - just look at the list of participants:

Since I'm in the Christmas mood lately, after all of those free Christmas quilt patterns shown on Friday, I decided to start using my poinsettia flower coasters a bit early.

Poinsettia flower coaster by QuiltFabrication























These pretty blooms are my own design, using a modified Dresden Plate block to make both the flower and the greenery - both are super easy to sew. To make a daisy or a Black-eyed Susan, all that's needed is a change of flower color and a different center applique. The full Flower Coaster pattern includes templates for both the petals, leaves, and the different centers.


Dresden plate Poinsettia Coasters by QuiltFabrication


























Here's a brief tutorial on how easy it is to sew these adorable Dresden Plate Flower Coasters - you'll want to make more than one!

For the poinsettia, I chose Kona Rich Red and Basil Green. After cutting a strip from each color, the Dresden Plate pieces are cut out using the pattern provided template. 

Here's a hint to keep from trimming the template: Put a ruler alongside the edge of the template, 


dresden plate template cutting

















hold the ruler in place and move the template aside before making the cut. Certainly wouldn't want to have the template get smaller! 


moving template out of the way

Now all of the Dresden Plate pieces are cut and ready to go, so it's off to the machine.

cut Dresden pieces

























Sewn just like any regular Dresden Plate, it helps to make an angled clip at the fold to reduce bulk.

trimmed Dresden pieces





























After opening the seam and turning right side out, the pieces are given a gentle press to make a kite shape.  

sewing Dresden pairs





























After stitching the petals (or Dresden Plates) together, the seams are pressed in a circular fashion, and, for the poinsettia, three small circles fused in the center.

fused centers on Poinsettia flower































Then comes a bit detail stitching on the center appliques and also some leaf veins, which bring this poinsettia to life!


vein and applique stitching

















Repeating the construction in green provides the back of the Flower Coaster, which is rotated so that the 'leaves' are exposed between the flower petals. 

stitch in the ditch



With a bit of stitching in the ditch and along the outer edges, the poinsettia coaster is now finished!

Dresden plate Poinsettia flower


























Here's the back, with a touch of sealant, such as Fray Check, in the center to take care of any fraying.

Dresden plate Poinsettia Coaster backside





















I had a ton of fun making these Flower Coasters, and I'm enjoying them with my morning coffee. Won't you join me?

Happy Quilting!





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35 comments:

  1. They are super cute Susan! I think I need to try to make some! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! xx

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  2. Oh those are cute and would make such a cute little gift

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  3. Very cute coasters, Susan! The red and green solids you chose were perfect for the poinsettia color.

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  4. Love the coasters! Thanks for showing us how you made them too.

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  5. What a fun and clever design. I love flowers and I can see these in all sorts of colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great fun, I love gifting mug rugs because they are so quick to make up and just darn cute! I must say that I love all 3 of the flowers but since it is getting to be the Jolly Season, I'm quite fond of the poinsettas!

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  7. Those are so fun and festive. In my head, I"m trying to figure out how to use them to decorate a holiday package too! Love them.

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  8. I love your poinsettia mug rugs, Susan! Thanks for the tutorial! I love all three. This is a very versatile pattern!

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  9. What a pretty way to start your day. Each flower is lovelier than the next.

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  10. Thanks for the tutorial, Susan. These are so versatile and could be made in so many colors!

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  11. So festive looking. They would look great just scattered around the house too.

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  12. Very pretty! They would make great candle mats!

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  13. I can already smell Christmas when seeing your coasters. Thanks for the tutorial. I might try a couple.

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  14. Lovely coasters, thanks so much for sharing your technique!

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  15. Those are darling. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  16. Lovely coasters. Thanks for the tutorial and template. Your Black-Eyed Susan reminds me of a Sunflower. I was also thinking, one could glue or applique a flower center on the back side and then it could be reversible too.

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  17. These are so beautiful and look fun to make...love it! Thanks for sharing them, Susan.

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  18. These are very pretty. So many patterns, so little time. Thank you.

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  19. Cute flower coasters! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  20. Those are neat! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. Your flower coasters are fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  22. These are great thanks for the instructions!

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  23. What nice coasters for the holidays! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Your flower coasters/mug rugs are wonderful. The poinsettia is just so festive.

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  25. Oh, Susan, you are brilliant. I love your design with dresdens. So pretty! Thank you for inspiring us in the NO Ring November Hop.

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  26. What perfect mug rugs. The red one is great for Christmas. Thank you for the tutorial also.

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  27. very nice Susan! and such a good tutorial :)

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  28. Pretty flower coasters. the poinsettia is perfect for the holidays.

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  29. Super adorable poinsettia coasters. I love it!

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  30. Wow!! Those are some fancy coasters, Susan!! Great addition to The Hop!

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  31. These are fun coasters for sure! Maybe a few for my SIL that I stay at during Christmas are in order.

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