I am not much of a chef, but I do enjoy planning parties. The next party on the agenda is for the big game! Here is something super fun and easy, not to mention your guests will really get a kick out of (no pun intended 😊) embroidered coasters in team colors.
- The size of each coaster can be whatever you prefer. The coasters I show in the video are 7″ by 7″, but feel free to adjust the dimensions according to the size of the cups, mugs, or chip bowls.
- Felt or fleece in 2 different colors (two colors from the team jersey’s – when choosing fabric, check out the team fleece fabrics available at a variety of fabric stores.)
- Medium or heavy weight tearaway embroidery stabilizer
- Wash-away embroidery stabilizer used as a topper
- Embroidery Thread
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Quilters ruler
Here is the video tutorial:
- Hoop the tearaway embroidery stabilizer. Cut the fleece or felt pieces the same size as the embroidery hoop you will be using. (Use whichever embroidery hoop works for the size you choose to embroider. Consider using the largest hoop to embroidery multiple coasters at the same time.)
- Go to “My Design Center” and select the hoop size 4″ by 4″. This will help you design the football to a smaller size, even if you are using a larger hoop.
- Click on the shape icon and find the shape that resembles a football. If you don’t like any of the options, you could draw your own. Re-size the shape to fit inside the hoop size shown on the screen. Click on the pencil icon and draw in the football laces. Insert a decorative embroidery fill inside the football.
- Change the settings on the outline of the football to a triple stitch instead of a satin stitch. Send the design to embroider. Duplicate the design if you plan on embroidering more than 1 at a time. Add an applique outline to the football shape. Add a decorative box outline and resize the box to be at least 1″ wider than the football. (in the video we add this box later, but its just as easy to add it now).
- Embroider the football design along with the cut line on the applique. Tearaway the water soluble stabilizer and trim around the top layer of fabric, close to stitch line.
- Continue to embroider the applique outline.
- Before embroidering the box outline, layer another piece of fabric underneath of the embroidery hoop. If using felt or fleece, the fabric should stay flat underneath the hoop without attaching it to anything else. If using a different fabric that is not as stiff, consider rehooping with the new fabric underneath the stabilizer.
- Embroider the box outline.
- Remove the fabric and stabilizer from the hoop. Tearaway the stabilizer. Using a quilters ruler trim the fabric 1″ outside of the embroidered box (depending on the size of the coaster, you might trim a little more or less).
Consider trimming the top later a little shorter than the bottom layer or cutting the fabric with pinking shears for a fun finish. These coasters are so easy to make, consider giving each guest one for the team they are rooting for. Larger mats would be great to place appetizer bowls on or simply decorate the buffet. And don’t forget to use the Brother P-Touch Embellish to leave custom messages for all the guests. Enjoy your party and I hope your team wins 😊
As always, be sure to share photos of you game décor using hashtags #brothersews and #angelawolf