These easy fabric coasters come together in a very short time. I love that you can use a quilters charm pack or you can even get away with using scraps! Who doesn’t love a project that is a stash buster?
A few months ago, I took a quilting class and one of the lovely ladies who was in the class with me brought a fabric coaster for each of us. I thought it was such a sweet thing for her to do. She shared how to make them and I was hooked! As I said, they are super easy to make – who doesn’t love an easy sewing project? So, when I had 30 minutes or so, I went to my sewing room and made a set of these. When I realized how easy they were to make, I made a bunch for Christmas. Everyone loved them!
I finally got around to making some for myself and thought you might enjoy making them too! So here we go – How To Make Easy Fabric Coasters
- Charm pack of your choice (or you can cut 5 inch squares)
- Sewing Machine
- Rotary Cutter (if you cut your own fabric)
- Chop Stick or Turner and Seam CreaserYou will need 6 pieces of fabric that measure 5 inches by 5 inches. The fabric can be the same, or they can coordinate (I chose two different fabrics)
Place 2 of the squares wrong sides together
Fold the other 4 pieces in half and iron them.
Now, lay 2 of the folded fabrics on top of the two that you have place wrong sides together. You want the raw edges to the outside of the coaster. The folded edges should touch in the center.
Now lay the other 2 folded pieces on top.
Now, pull 1/2 of one of the bottom pieces over the top piece (I had my two red on top, so I pulled 1/2 of a blue piece on top and then placed half of a red piece underneath) You want to see 2 squares of each color.
Place a few pins in the coaster. Since you are working with so many layers of fabric, I highly suggest this. You don’t want the fabric shifting.
Sew around the edges with a 1/4 inch seam.
When you are finished sewing around the coaster, take it out of the machine and trim close to the seam. I would say to about 1/8 of an inch. Cut the corners at an angle. Make sure you don’t cut into the thread.
Reaching in through the center opening, turn the coaster inside out. Using a bamboo stick or Turner and Seam Creaser tool poke the corners until the coaster is square.
There you go! Wasn’t that easy? I tied mine up with a ribbon when I gave them as gifts.
Since the coaster creates a little “pocket” you can easily place a glass that has a stem in it. I know I will be making more of these. I would love some in my Sun Room and also in my bedroom for my morning coffee!
*Note, these coasters do not have any way to absorb liquid. Please be careful if you place them on a wood surface and you have a sweaty glass.
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