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coiled coasters   General Discussion

Started Jan-17 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 825 views.

just saw this on FB - I've never been interested in making a coiled rug.  But these coasters sure do look cute!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Oh!  I have some rope like that, if you'd like me to bring it to the retreat.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

bring it to the retreat

well, it's up to you but ..... I won't be there blush

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I won't be there 

oh.  Well.  Drats.

Dang, you'll be missed.  :-(


From: bornblesse2


That is a great way to make mugs!  Trivets are a great thing to make with coiled ropes also!

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CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


I just get worried about my needle, trying to stitch through all that thickness. hmmm, perhaps by hand. maybe not.

From: MelRN


Do you use a zigzag stitch??

I would definitely use the heavy-duty needles for jeans, canvas, and other heavy fabrics.  

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


I don't think the ones in the picture Dee posted are sewn by machine...I think they are tied....

That being said, a jeans needle would work as long as the rope you are using is all cotton...the poly core ones are too stiff for stitching!

Some years back I made some coiled baskets out of cotton laundry line rope wrapped in straps of  on loved fabric. I sewed on my machine and used a zigzag stitch and heavy duty needle. If you Google them there are tons of tutorials on YouTube.