I’ve loved notebooks ever since I was a little girl . . . maybe that’s why I decided to be an elementary teacher and writer when I grew up! Anyway, awhile back I started on a B-I-G embroidery project (post to come!) and I wanted it to be on fabric that looks like notebook paper. I found a lightweight knit in white with black stripes . . . perfect! The other day I noticed the remnants and decided I should turn them into something, too. So I cut them into twelve squares, embroidered a red stripe on half of them (my other road trip embroidery project), stitched them right sides together with a square of quilt batting added to the stack, trimmed, turned, top-stitched, and had a set of six cute coasters in no time at all. I think they’ll make a perfect gift for a teacher or writer . . . and I know lots of those! ♥
Thank you! They make me smile, too! 🙂
What a great way to use up small remnants of fabric. Love it!
Thank you! And I have a bit more of the fabric, too . . . I wonder what’s next? 🙂
Great fabric find! These turned out so cute and useful, too! Perfect for that cup of tea while grading papers. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you! I can’t wait to show you the BIG project I made with this fun fabric . . . hope to finish it in the next day or two! 🙂
A BIG project…hmmm…I can’t wait to see what it is. 🙂
Love it 🙂
Thank you! I was super lucky to find that fabric! 🙂
Good idea, did you put any wadding between the layers to help with heat from cups etc? Love the fabric too and most interested to see the big project.
Yes, I added a layer of quilt batting, and they seem to be just the right thickness and absorbability now. (Is that a word???) 🙂 And I have one more little piece of the fabric so I’m sure I’ll find an inspiration for it soon! 🙂
these are so great!I just picked up my first sewing machine so your sight is going to be a grat source of help even more so now.
Aww . . . thank you! And you’ll have SO much fun with your sewing machine! I still use the one I got in high school . . . it’s very basic, but it works just fine for the simple projects I make. Enjoy!!! 🙂
Great idea, so simple but practical. Embroiderers could add a verse or word of encouragement too. (a-la-mode) LOL
I love that idea!!! Thank you! 🙂
Great idea. You’re so clever!
And you’re so sweet! 🙂 Thank you! 🙂
What a great idea! I think these are almost simple enough that I couldn’t screw them up. Almost. 😉
You’re so funny!!! 🙂 But thank you! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
I’ve always been fond of notebooks as well.
I have every size and shape in my desk, kitchen, purse . . . 🙂
Yep! Sounds familiar. 🙂
Thank you, Mimi! 🙂
I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! 🙂
Aww . . . thank you, Stacy!!! You’re such a sweetie! I’m glad you enjoy visiting Pillows A-la-mode . . . I sure enjoy visiting your super-creative blog! Have a great week! 🙂 Katherine
Thank you SO much, Katherine!!!!! 🙂
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Love it! Look like you bought them at some fancy stores 🙂
🙂 Thank you!
I think these are so cute. I am going to show them to my teachers at work. Do you do special orders and how much would you you sell them for.
Thank you for the lovely compliment! Actually, I just make things for our home and for gifts. I really admire everyone who has a sewing/crafting business, but I guess I’m in it for the fun. 🙂
These are so freaking cute!!!
Thank you! And super easy! I hope you’ll make some! 🙂
Beautiful! Loved it.