you know, i've never really understood most coasters. i've always thought that their main purpose was to protect your table from damage caused by liquid, ie condensation on a glass or cup. unless, of course, there's some magical coaster purpose that i'm missing?
but most coasters you see are either entirely absorbent, so that the condensation soaks right in, ending up on your table anyway, or else they're not absorbent at all, and the condensation drips right off, onto your table!
today i decided to make the perfect coasters, coasters that were a mesh of the two types, the answer to my lifelong question!
i made two sets, one is a prize in my BLOG GIVEAWAY, and the other is listed in my etsy shop. they're prototypes, and i think i'll be changing things a bit for the next few batches, but i still love how they turned out!
the top layer is vintage cotton (with a super cute gingham and folkish design!) quilted to batting to absorb the moisture, and the bottom layer is a matching bright red vinyl, to keep the moisture from seeping through to your table.
one set has green quilting,
and the other has yellow. i think i like the yellow best...
both sets are backed with matching red vinyl.
what do you think?