This autumn, I will be involved in a small sewing project with others. We are planning to make some Alabama Chanin journal covers. Recently, as I was gathering our project materials, I decided it might be nice for everyone to have a pincushion of their own. I started making some using our chosen palette and stencil pattern, as well as some material and t-shirt scraps. A cardboard cheese box served as my template.
While I was working, I thought the design would also be ideal for a set of fabric coasters. Maybe I’d seen something like that on the Alabama Chanin website at one time or another. As I stitched, I began to visualize them, sewn in autumn colors, on a Thanksgiving table. Hmmmm . . .