How to make a Patriotic Flag Coaster

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Patriotic Flag Coaster



Learn how to make a red, white and blue patriotic flag coaster using plastic canvas with this tutorial.

Great decorating idea for Fourth of July and summer picnics.

Click to watch the How to make a Patriotic Flag Coaster video in Youtube.




* 7 mesh plastic canvas
* red yarn
* white yarn
* blue yarn
* Tapestry needle
* Scissor


* Cut out a square of 7 mesh plastic canvas – 27 holes x 27 holes
* Outline the blue area – on second row, left-hand side, count over 13 holes and using continental stitch cover the 14th thread – stitch 10 down and then stitch across horizontally

The blue outlined area should look like this.


Patriotic Flag Coaster - Part 1


* To start the heart, next to vertical blue line count down 4 holes and then across 4 holes. This is the starting point for stitch the heart.
* Using red yarn and the continental stitch, stitch the heart as follows:
Row 1 - Stitch 2 threads, skip one thread, stitch 2 threads
Row 2 - Stitch 7
Row 3 - Stitch 7
Row 4 - Stitch 5
Row 5 - Stitch 3
Row 6 - Stitch 1

See photo below how the heart should look.


Patriotic Flag Coaster - Part 2


* Using blue yarn, completely fill in the blue area using the continental stitch.


* With red yarn stitch the first stripe, at the top, using the Slanted Gobelin Stitch.
* After finishing the first stripe, make a white stripe using the Slanted Gobelin stitch.
* Continue making stripes alternating colors.

For a tutorial on how to stitch the Slanted Gobelin Stitch, watch our YouTube video by clicking this link.

* With blue yarn use the overcast stitch around the entire outside of the coaster.
* Finish the coaster by gluing cork or felt on the back of the coaster.

* If you are not sure how to finish the coaster using a cork, watch our video tutorial by clicking this link.

It's Finished!

Patriotic Flag Coaster

Patriotic Flag Coaster Tutorial Finished with Glass


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