February 9 ~ Valentine Inspiration

on February 9 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 128 Comments

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Embroidered Coasters by Lina, Linaloo

Lina makes beautiful things. Remember her Patchwork Star Tutorial? If you’d like to make something similar you can find coaster tutorials here, here & here. Find embroidery tips and download our Pocket Stitch Guide on our tutorials page. We’ll have a great related tutorial tomorrow too!…

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128 Responses to February 9 ~ Valentine Inspiration

  1. beth says:

    These are so sweet. Not too over the top, either.

  2. Stephanie Brothers says:

    Sew simple, so effective, thanks

  3. Sandra says:

    Love it!!

  4. Carla says:

    So cute!

  5. Jessica C. says:

    I love these!

  6. Kelli says:

    I am in love with these coasters. And I think I might could actually get them done, too. Just enough handwork without being too much! 😉

  7. Cristi says:


  8. Kathy says:

    Really nice, quick coasters!

  9. Mama Lusco says:

    Beautiful! I like the simplicity.

  10. Deborah says:

    Will definitely try out this pattern. Thank you!

  11. mon ami says:

    great idea to use up some scraps!

  12. Stacy says:

    I love that handstitching and we do need some coasters for our nightstands. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Marcia W. says:

    These are sweet and practical

  14. Elizabeth says:

    These are going on my “need to make it” list!

  15. kara says:

    Very cute! Love the little heart embroidery!

  16. Sarah says:

    The embroidery is a nice touch!

  17. jennsquared says:

    so cute!

  18. Stacey C. says:

    The embroidery is so delicate and simple–it’s gorgeous!

  19. Jennifer S. says:

    These are seriously cute. I bet these could be tweaked for each holiday too… I’m going to need more storage space.

  20. MissMary says:

    Sweetness! I created sets of quilted coasters for friends for Christmas this year 🙂

  21. ellen says:

    Too Cute!

  22. Whitney says:

    I live these, they’re adorable! I’d love to make a bunch for my wedding!

  23. Lacy Oden says:

    I’m really lovin these =) i think i need to be my own valentine and make some for myself =)

  24. Ellen says:

    What a great hostess gift!

  25. Katie says:

    so simple and sweet.

  26. Francis C. Moore says:

    I like the coasters.

  27. Pamela says:

    Lovely….now where did I put my solids?

  28. Sheetal says:

    love the color and the simplicity!

  29. Tong says:

    Love these! So simple and so pretty!

  30. Melissa says:

    The may be Valentine inspired, but they are cute enough for everyday!

  31. Susanne says:

    It’s amazing what a few cute, simple stitches can add to any project. Love these!

  32. Such a simple but beautiful design, that would be nice to make up.


  33. Candy says:

    Yup! The simplicity of these is just stupendous!

  34. Linda says:

    Such a cute idea. Love the simple embroidered touch.

  35. KM says:

    Oh my goodness, these are adorable! I’ve been thinking about making some, and this may have pushed me over the edge.

  36. moira says:

    nice colors.

  37. Courtney says:

    They would look so pretty on my coffee table. Hmmm… wonder if I have time before Sunday. Hope so!

  38. tscd says:

    Yay! I need some coasters in my house and these are SO pretty!

  39. duff says:

    sometimes the simplest designs are best; this is a great example!

  40. ~Helen~ says:

    Those are so cute.

  41. Joanna says:

    Lovely! Nice embroidery!

  42. Mary says:

    These are so sweet!

  43. Ramona says:

    So simple and so sweet. Very charming.

  44. Jessica W says:

    Fun! I’ve been adding embriodery to everything lately! This is a great, quick and easy gift idea!

  45. Jen says:

    A lesson in simplicity – stunning! Embroidery/stitchery is HOT now, and about time too. Jen x

  46. Jodes says:

    Oh boy, those are adorable! And so simple! Hmmm….

  47. Emme says:

    What great ideas!

  48. Lorrie says:

    Oh I do love that sweet heart trail across the coaster.

  49. Kristin says:

    those are so cute! I need to find time to make those.

  50. C. Michele says:

    I love to embroider!

  51. cute, yet so simple.

  52. Darlene Strickland says:

    These are really cute!

  53. Christine says:

    Wow – that’s so elegant – and so simple! I love it.

  54. Liz B says:

    these are so simple and beatiful–you could do them with initials, too!

  55. Deb Cameron says:

    How simple, sweet and yet totally practical, love it!

  56. Krystina says:


  57. Bethany says:

    I love the bit of embroidery! Very nice!

  58. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been looking for simple projects that I can use my remnants and leftovers on and this looks great 🙂

  59. Alyssa says:

    How beautifully simple!

  60. What an unusual and cute giftie for Valentine’s Day!!

  61. Debi says:

    wow how very simple and cuuuuuute! Love it!

  62. Wendy says:

    Love the heart embroidery.

  63. Jenny says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  64. alisha says:

    I love the simplicity of these coasters. Very nice.

  65. rae says:

    those coasters are lovely! 😉

  66. Kathy says:

    So simple, sooo sweet! Must make.

  67. Amy says:

    Lovely! These would be an awesome hostess gift with a cute mug and a bag of coffee.

  68. Jessie H says:

    Thanks for all the ideas! So cute!

  69. sarah says:

    These are adorable! Simple, yet so attractive!

  70. rebeccah jacobs says:

    Wow I am very into putting embroidery on everything and love all the awesome ideas!! Keep them comming!!!

  71. Bekah says:

    Oh, I love those, I’m very excited about the tutorial.

  72. Michelle says:

    Love the stitched heart scribble. The coaster looks like suede!

  73. Coasters! Love ’em.

  74. Shawna says:

    What a wonderful idea! I’m going to make some of these this afternoon:)

  75. Sorahart says:

    These look great, but not hard to do!

  76. Morgan says:

    I have a thing for coasters. And these look great!

  77. DebbieB says:

    These are very pretty and look simple to make, which is just my style. Thanks.

  78. Maya says:

    Those are very cute!

  79. Its_Lily says:

    oooh, I like! Once again, how easy is it to make these?

  80. Zina says:

    I love these! They are such a pretty idea.

  81. Kelli says:

    I have just gotten into hand embroidery and I love it! These look so simple and pretty I just have to try them!

  82. Jennwith4 says:

    Those look so cute and so simple too!

  83. Katie says:

    These are adorable!!! I bet they whip up in no time too, which is good, considering that is about how much time I have!

  84. MrsNehemiah says:

    it’s like a treasure map. x marks the spot!

  85. ellie says:

    i love it sew cute

  86. Brandi says:

    so cute! i can see it now….coasters for every holiday embroidered with cute designs… another thing to add to my wish list!

  87. Caren says:

    I love the blue and red together. So cute!

  88. I never thought about making coasters. It might be the best way for me to get some cool looking ones 🙂

  89. DebbieKL says:

    Coasters sound like a great idea for using up some scraps. Thanks!

  90. Mary Beth says:

    I love these coasters! I will have to make some similar to these for a gift I need to make!

  91. --ginger. says:

    These are so stinking cute.

  92. gesine says:

    oooh. so understated. I’d love to make those.

  93. Crystal Lynn says:

    these are so cute! I love the understated look.

  94. Bindu Ann says:

    So cute!

  95. leslie says:

    these are really cute- what a great idea!

  96. sharon says:

    That was a great little tutorial, thanks Sharon.

  97. Terri says:

    lovely, lovely coasters…….. : )

  98. Cute. I wonder…could we use some coasters?

  99. Kim K. says:

    These are so sweet! Great project!

  100. Char says:

    Can never have too much thread. Thanks for all the treats!

  101. JJ says:

    I love how simple these are and the fabric and thread colors are great together!

  102. Faith says:

    That is adorable!! I need to make those right now. I wish I weren’t on lunch break at work…

  103. Michele says:

    i love how clean and simple the design is!

  104. Vicki K says:

    I love the whimsy of the embroidered heart!

  105. Cinnamon says:

    I love those!

  106. Amber says:

    These are so beautiful – and elegant!

  107. Judi B says:


  108. Beth says:

    I think this color combination is great. It isn’t overly “Valentine-sy”. I could envision these being reused for other occasions such as a birthday, shower or tea party.

  109. Sonya M says:

    Those coasters are lovely! I promised a set of coasters for my best friend, maybe these would work!

  110. Kolleen says:

    Thanks for the reminder of these great little projects. The coasters are so easy and fun, but I’d forgotten about them. I have a nice handful of pink and red scraps to whip some up!

  111. Kim Henslee says:

    these coasters are sweet! i’m trying to make myself learn more about embroidery and decorative stitches! these are perfect!
    thanks for posting!

  112. Lisa Berends says:

    The coasters are adorable. Love the color combination!!

  113. Sade says:

    Lovely coasters, and thanks for reminding me I had to print the Pocket Stitch guide!

  114. Angela says:

    I would love to learn how to do embroidery. That’s very cute.

  115. carolyn says:

    simply sweet…. learning a little hand-embroidery is on the to-do list, this may be the perfect little project to begin!

  116. amber says:

    i love the colors and the embroidery on these!

  117. Heather S says:

    How Cute!

  118. Marilyn says:

    Oh, how cute and useful!!

  119. aSprinkling says:

    So cute! And so simple! I love them.

  120. qsogirl says:

    oh, love that stitching so very much!!

  121. Ellen says:

    Love these! The simplicity is gorgeous.

  122. Katie B says:

    So sweet! I love these.

  123. Kimberly says:

    These are really lovely. Thanks for the reminder about the patchwork stars, as well!

  124. Andrea says:

    So sweet!

  125. Claire says:

    Fun coasters! I can’t wait to start making them.

  126. Kathleen says:

    Washable coasters are great, & personalised ones even better !

  127. Jerilyn says:

    What great giveaways! Very cute coasters, too!

  128. Len says:

    Love the simplicity!

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