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How To Sew Quick And Easy Coasters

 Are you interested in making some coasters? Here’s a quick and easy way on how to make them and using the least amount of fabric as possible so they are cost-effective!

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

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

Reference the photos for any help you may need with the instructions!

What you will need:

  • 100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best! You can use two different patterns if you’d like the coaster to be reversible!
  • Rotary cutter (or scissors, if you’re using scissors you’ll want to use a measuring tape or a ruler)
  • Rotary cutting mat (if you’re using scissors you won’t need this)
  • Batting
  • Pins
  • Iron + ironing board 
  • Basic sewing supplies (Including, but not limited to, sewing machine, thread and a sewing 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. Iron each square

You may also need to cut again to make sure they are still the correct size! Sometimes after you have ironed and all the creases are gone the fabric ends up being larger and the lines get wonky. 

   3. 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. 

   4. 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. 

   5. Flip all of the coasters inside out. 

   6. Iron all of the coasters and make sure all the corners are poked out, here is where you'll want to make sure all the edges look nice and 'crisp'!

   7. Make sure that you iron the raw edges of the gap inwards. This will ensure that there is no hole in your coasters and that the side looks nice and is a straight line. 

   8. To finish it off, sew around the square with a very small seam allowance that is almost right at the edge. There should no longer be a gap after you have sewn around it!

Enjoy your new set of coasters!

Need more ideas for projects to do? Check out the project category!

And once you’re done sewing these and are ready to make your set of placemats to go along with them, the article’s here!

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