I started making these both to get something under the ever-multiplying collection of glasses my family seems to accumulate in the living room, and also to play with quilt-as-you-go. A pillow I’d made didn’t work out, so I sliced it up into coaster sized pieces. Then I found them rather addicting and kept going. After all the cousins and friends had sets, I started listing a few.
They are great way to use up scraps of batting and fabric, and it is very satisfying to decide to make something and to actually finish it all in the space of a morning.