Sewing Tutorial-Triangle Fold Coaster
Thanks for the great response on the Granny’s Style Rag Rug I posted few days ago. Due to your many request to come up with a tutorial, I woke up at 4am this morning for you, my dear readers, took step-by-step photos to show you how to fold and sew those tiny triangles Since I have limited fabric scraps to make a big piece of rag rug, I made a small one instead – a coaster. It’s a rushed job and not like my previous tutorials which would take up a few days to complete. I hope you will think that the quality is good….. It is now late in the afternoon while I write this post, and I need some super-duper-booster-coffee to keep my eyes . Though I am tired and left my craft room in a mess because I need to rush out to work this morning, but, I am happy and contented with what I have done as long as it is related to creative handicraft and handmade, and most importantly I have you to read my creations So, throw some requests if you need one, I will put them in the “Things-To-Do List” and will plan for it
Materials and Tools
Back to the tutorial. You will need the following materials and tools to make the coaster:
1. Plenty of fabrics, it can be new fabric or fabric scraps you have collected
2. A pair of scissors
4. Some pins
5. Matching threads
6. Sewing machine
Cut the fabric to 2″ x 2.5″ size. If you want a bigger triangle, you can enlarge the dimension. Just like many creative handmades, there is no fixed dimension for the pattern, it all depends on you creation and how you want your design to be.
Fold it diagonally and iron it. In order to set the fabric into its triangle shape, I adjusted the heat of the iron to “High”. I ended up having some burn marks on the ironing board after I finished ironing all the triangles… need to get a new iron-board cover LOL…
For the coaster, we need to prepare a base (blue round shape) for sewing the triangles on. It can be round shape, or rectangle, or square, or just any shape you want as long you know how to arrange your triangle onto it.
Hope you enjoy iron and sewing it!