Fabric Coasters

    Posted by  ·  September 18, 2011

    Hi, I’m Melanie and I blog at A Sewing Journal. I love to sew (and talk about fabric) and I’m excited to join in Skip to My Lou’s Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew Along!

    For the sew along, I came up with these easy-to-make, reversible coasters that would make a great hostess gift. I plan to make up a few sets of these in order to be prepared in time for the holidays!

    Materials to make 4 coasters:

    • 16 pieces of fabric cut into 3″ x 6″ pieces
    • 4 pieces of quilt batting cut into 5.5″ x 6″ pieces

    How to make fabric coatsers

    Directions (note: 1/4 inch seam allowances were used throughout):

    1. Decide how you would like to pair up fabric. I chose one solid with one patterned piece for each side.
    2. Sew pairs right sides together.
    1. Press seam allowances open.
    2. Trim all finished pairs so they are the same size. Trim the batting at this time, too, if needed.
    3. Make a quilt sandwich with fabric placed right sides together and batting on wrong side of one of the fabric pieces. Be sure that the sides line up neatly, pin if necessary. Match patterned fabric to solid fabric.
    4. Sew around perimeter leaving a 3″ opening on one side.

    5. Cut points off corners and turn right-side-out through opening, taking care that the batting goes inside and the fabric goes on the outside. Be sure to push corners out using a pointed tool, knitting needle or chopstick.

    6. Press, turning the edges of the opening under.

    7. Edgestitch around perimeter of coaster.

    8. ¬†Sew concentric, “wonky” squares using the machine foot as a guide.

    You’re finished!

    This is a fast and easy way to make quilted coasters. If you wanted to take a little more time you could quilt around the design on the patterned side which would create a quilted design on the solid side.

    If you like quick and easy sewing projects, be sure to check out these tutorials from my blog as well:

    Easy Striped Baby Quilt

    Linen and Lace Table Runner

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    1. Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
      How cute! I love the idea of using fabric. I made some last week out of ceramic tiles and they turned out nice too. I'm giving away a set on my blog so head over and leave a comment to enter! =]


    2. Thursday, October 6th, 2011
      Oooh - we need new coasters, and I'm sure there's fabric somewhere that I "need" to buy!
    3. Monday, September 19th, 2011
      They are lovely. Getting kinda illusion.
    4. Angela
      Monday, September 19th, 2011
      These are so cool!
    5. Sunday, September 18th, 2011
      Great project...made something very similar last yr: