Hello, friends. Like many of my fiber arts and home sewing friends, my mother and I made a collection of face masks for our family members and this project generated a lot of fabric scraps. We used high quality quilter’s cotton (not knitted t-shirt material) for our face masks and, being a resourceful northern New Englander, I couldn’t quite bring myself to throw away decently sized fabric scraps. So I decided to weave mug rugs on my rigid heddle loom:
These coasters were satisfying to make that I’ve decided to share my pattern draft. This project is suitable for weavers of all abilities. I wove my coasters on a rigid heddle loom. If you work on a floor loom, you could easily adapt this to a two or four shaft loom.
Want to get going on your own “Quarantine Coasters?” Just click the Google Drive link below to download the pattern file:
If you make some of these yourself, I’d love to see photos! I suspect I’ll be putting on another warp for more soon. Happy weaving and stay well,
7 thoughts on “New, free weaving pattern to share: “Quarantine Coasters””
Thank you for the pattern. Would love to know your threading for the blue batik ones. It’s such a fun project to do. Betty
Thank you, Betty! I’ll try to work out a pattern for the batik mats – probably after peak vegetable garden season is past! Be safe and well, Kate K.
So sorry I don’t want you to share (batik draft) anything that would be part of your business…struggling to find the right words. I appreciate so much the hard work you put into preparing the Quarantine Coasters pattern. Thanks again. Betty
Oh, gosh, don’t worry about that. I surely did not “invent” canvas weave. The threading is in a lot of 4 shaft books, like Davison and Anne Fields. It is basically a 1-2-2-1, 3,4,4,3 repeat on a 4 shaft loom (jack style).
I downloaded your instructions for the Quarantine coasters made with fabric scraps and a Heddle loom. The skills describe using my hem stitch skills, but there are no instructions for making a hem stitch edge? How do I sew a hem stitch?
There is a very good YouTube video by Schacht about how to hem stitch. Also, issues of “Handwoven” magazine generally include diagrams about how to do this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oSp5NKTc7ho