The Saori Mug Rugs (coasters) turned out so nicely that I thought I'd share my technique with my readers.
I started with some handwoven fabric and this fusible fleece commonly used to create body and strength in quilted or sewn handbags and totes.
- Cut fusible fleece to desired size minus the fringe, then fuse it to the back of the weaving.
- Machine zigzag around the edge of the fleece.
- Cut around the mug rug 1/4" beyond the outside edge of the zigzag stitching.
- Unravel the weaving back to the zigzag stitching on all 4 sides creating a fringe.
Here's a close up of the back with it's zigzag stitching.
And the finished "mug rugs".