Machine-Embroidered Felt Coasters
Photography: Catherine Gratwicke
Source: Martha Stewart
You only need tiny bits of fabric and some colorful thread to make these machine-embroidered coasters, which make lovely housewarming and hostess gifts. Simply machine embroider squares of wool felt to make straight and zigzag designs; both stitches are standard on any sewing machine.
Basic sewing supplies
Wool felt in one or more colors, cut into 5-inch squares
On each square of felt, use a disappearing-ink fabric pen and ruler to mark a design in a grid.
Machine-stitch along the markings, one row at a time.