It's been forever since I've cross stitched and I miss it. When I came across some personalized coasters in one of my sewing books I decided to stitch the personalized part instead of using stamps or embroidery. It took all of 5 minutes to cut the strips of adida cloth and stitch all of the kids names and 'mom' for me for the coasters.
I cut some really cute fabric that I picked up for $1 a yard a few weeks back into 5 1/2 inch squares. 2 pieces for the front and back of each as well as a 5 1/2 inch square of interfacing for the middle.
I pinned the name tags into place on the front piece of each coaster then stitched left to right on the top and bottom of the adida cloth to hold the name tag in place.
Then it was as simple as placing right sides together with the front and back piece of fabric, with the interfacing on the wrong side of one of the pieces then sewing all the way around. I left a 2 inch opening to turn these right side out which was tough to do. The adida fabric is stiff so if you try these out you might want to leave a bigger opening for turning.
These were so quick and easy I finished my set for the house and immediately started looking for fabric in my stash that would match my mom's decor. Then I whipped out one for her and my dad. Super cute and super easy. Wouldn't these make lovely Christmas gifts for family and friends?