This is a tutorial for making a useful quilted coaster. This small project is ideal for a short summer project or a sweet hostess gift.
What you will need
– 6 squares of batting of 4 ½”
– 6 squares of color fabric of 5”
– 6 squares of denim
– Rotary cutter
– Cutting mat
– Quilting ruler
– Sewing machine
– Walking foot and ¼” foot
Put two squares of color fabric right sides together. Draw a diagonal line (with a pencil) on the wrong side of one of the squares and pin on the opposite corners of the diagonal. Usingyour sewing machine and the ¼” foot, sew on each side of the diagonal at a ¼” distance. Repeat the same process with the other two pairs of color squares.
Using the rotary cutter or scissors, cut on the diagonal line you drew earlier. Press the seams to one side. We will now have 6 blocks.
Combine 3 pairs of squares again. Putting them right sides together, make sure that the seams on the diagonals match. Pin on the diagonal seam and draw a diagonal line with a pencil on the wrong side of one of the blocks. This diagonal line must go across the previous diagonal line.
Using your sewing machine and the ¼” foot, sew on each side of the diagonal line a seam at a ¼” distance. Repeat for the other two pairs of squares.
Using the rotary cutter or scissors, cut on the diagonal line you made earlier. Press the seams open. We will now have 6 blocks.
Now you will make the 6 coasters: set the block on a square of batting, right side up. Then, add a square of denim on top, right sides together. Pin all around.
Sew all around the coaster, leaving a 2” opening to turn the coaster right side out.
Turn the coaster right side out, press well and close the opening with pins. Topstitch all around, to close and finish
Repeat these steps 5 more times to finish the set of 6 coasters. Enjoy!
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