Hello everyone! It’s Kim Lapacek from Persimon Dreams. Are you busy getting ready for the holidays? I have a great quick tutorial for you today that is jazzed up a bit with some fun DecoFoil accents. I hope you enjoy!
DecoFoil Pinwheel Quick Coasters
- five 5-inch squares of fabric
- one 4-7/8 inch square of iCraft® Deco Foil™Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive
- Pressing Sheet
- Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Red, Emerald Watercolor, Silver Stars, Green, and Gold
Set aside one five-inch fabric square … this will be the back of the coaster. Fold the four remaining squares wrong sides together diagonally and press.
Cut the iCraft® Deco Foil™Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive into 8 equal triangles as shown in the picture above. You will use four of the eight triangles for one coaster.
Place the iCraft® Deco Foil™Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive onto the triangles as shown above. Cover with an Pressing Sheet and press as indicated on the hot melt packaging. Now let cool. While it’s cooling, press more squares in half so you can make even more coasters. Now, once you’ve truly let it cool, peel the white paper off.
Take 3-inch squares of Deco Foil in a whichever colors you’d like and place them over the iCraft® Deco Foil™Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive. Cover with a pressing sheet and press with a hot iron. Let the foil cool completely before peeling off the triangles.
At this point your project will look something like this.
Now take the 5-inch square that was set aside earlier and place right side up. Layer the triangles onto the square with the folded edge toward the center and the Deco Foil face down.
Continue to layer the triangles all the way around the square, one on top of the other.
Once you get to the fourth triangle, one corner needs to be tucked under the first triangle that was laid down.
The pinwheel will be layered as shown above. At this point you could pin everything together but I found that since this was thicker than normal with all the layers, binding clips worked really well.
Stitch a quarter of an inch around the entire edge of the square.
Clip the four corners to eliminate some of the bulk for finishing.
Flip the pinwheel coasters right sides out. Use a tool (I like chopsticks) to help push the fours corners and edges out as smoothly as possible. With the Deco Foil face down on your ironing board, cover with a pressing sheet and press to flatten the coaster out as much as possible.
For the final finishing touch, stitch a straight stitch about an 1/8-inch from the four edges.
Voila! Keep on following this process … feel free to play with were you add the Deco Foil and what shapes you want to add to the coaster. Remember that just one half of the triangle will actually show up once it’s finished.
These coasters make great stocking stuffers, gifts for the hostess, or just to jazz up your table for the holiday season!