Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fabric Coasters

I made some fabric coasters recently.  This set of 4 went to my friend, Jenni.

And this set went to my living room.

The fabric for my coasters was left over from the pelmet box curtains I made (and blogged about here).

To make these coasters, I cut 5" x 5" squares of the fabric.  You need 8 total so for the ones that have different fabric on the front and back, you need 4 of each.  I also cut 4 5" x 5" squares of batting that was left over from a quilt project.  Sandwich the fabric right sides together with the batting on top.  Sew around the edges with a 1/4 inch seam leaving an opening to turn them right side out.  Once they are turned right side out, iron them and stitch 1/8 inch seam around the edge making sure to catch the turned in edges that were left open before.  Then quilt however you want.  For the first set I did parallel lines every 1/2 inch or so.  For the others, I made concentric squares.

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