Do you remember this apron from last year? It was made for a dear friend who loves "A Charlie Brown Christmas." I had some of the fabric left over, so when I found a tutorial for CD Coasters, I knew what to make!
And here is an excellent tutorial for the coasters: http://scrapdash.blogspot.com/2008/03/cd-coasters-tutorial.html
I made my patterns a little differently, though. I simply traced 3 circles with a CD. I made one larger for the outside, one slightly smaller for the batting and one exact for the back. And I made mine in this order: glued the batting on first, then sewed on the top (over the batting so the top of the coaster is padded--obviously, I used thin batting (low loft?). You could use felt.) and finally, a piece of felt on the back. Her way is much faster and easier, but I like the padding on top!
Here is the finished product:
I'll be sending them to her this week, with some homemade cookies. I even found a square Christmas gift box that these fit into perfectly!