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How To Sew Quick And Easy Coasters

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These coasters are easy to make, use a very minimal amount of fabric, look nice and finished (not sloppy and cheap!), are machine washable and reversible! 

Here’s how to make a set of 4 coasters for your living room or dining room table (or anywhere else in the house), you can make more or less, it’s up to you. 

What you will need:

  • 100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best.
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Batting
  • Pins
  • Iron + ironing board 
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread 
  • Sewing machine needle

The stepsto make 4 coasters:

   1. Cut 8 squares of 100% cotton fabric around 4.5” x 4.5”, this doesn’t have to be exact. Cut a square of batting the same size. 

You can make coasters that have the same pattern/solid colour on both sides or you can mix it up and do two different solids, solid and a pattern or even two different patterns. 

   2. Place two squares right sides together with the batting on top and pin all around them, repeat this step four times. Match up your squares with whatever patterns or solids you want together. 

   3. Sew around the square and leave a little gap around 1 inch so that you can flip it inside out afterwards. Do this with all four coasters. 

   4. Flip all of the coasters inside out. 

   5. Iron all of the coasters, poke out the corners and iron the raw edges of the gap inwards.

   6. Topstitch around the coaster, ensuring that you close the gap.

Recommended read: What is topstitching

Optional: add a branding label to your coaster by placing it in the gap before sewing it closed.

Recommended read: How to make branding labels

Optional: free motion quilt the coaster.

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