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Scented Coasters

by Linda

These coasters release a lovely Christmassy scent when used with a hot beverage. Use the same idea to make potholders, hotmats (for under casserole dishes), etc.

  1. Line up two pieces of fabric, wrong sides together, and sew a seam along three sides, and include all corners of the coaster. Trim seam allowance to 1/4 inch (.6 cm).
  2. Place a combination of potpourri, rice, essential oils, spices inside. Do not overfill! The coaster has to lay flat - it's dangerous to have a hot drink sitting on an overly padded surface.
  3. Machine or hand sew last side closed. Trim seam allowance.
  4. Attach seam binding or bias tape around all 4 sides to enclose raw edges.
  5. Add other decorative finishes to the edges if you like - pregathered lace, crocheted edging, etc.
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