The coaster design does double duty

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Today I am working on a lesson plan for a 5D Cross Stitcher class. 5D Cross Stitches is so underused – very sad. The irony is that it is one of the easiest 5D Embroidery programs. You can create perfect cross stitch embroidery designs on your first try. Anyway, with every software exercise I like to include a finished project. In this case it’s a pincushion; that’s it in the top right corner of the picture. When I finished the cross stitch pincushion I realized that the Heart Coasters tutorial I posted a few days ago can easily be turned into pincushions or sachets. Simply fill with flaxseed to make a pincushion or dry lavender buds to make a sachet. Slip stitch the opening closed and voila.