Each coaster requires two squares of fabric, plus batting to go inside. You could even use inexpensive felt, if you have it on hand. I used the same fabric for each side, but you could also use two coordinating fabrics.
Clip the corners, and then flip it right side out.
Sew a straight stitch around the edge of the coaster, making sure to sew the open edge closed. Then you can free form whatever kind of design you’d like in the middle. This is the “quilting” part. I made all of the coasters look the same, but you could also do different designs.
I made three out of one fabric, three out of a coordinating fabric. (Both were fabric quarters, by the way, and I had plenty left over. This is a really great scrap fabric project!) Tie them with a ribbon, and you have a great homemade gift! You could also pair these with some jazzed up handtowels.
I think I need some of these for myself…. stylish, simple, and toddler-proof. Ah, things that are unbreakable. If I had more before Christmas sewing time, I’d make myself some holiday coasters. [insert hyperventilating here as I realize I have more projects than days left before Christmas]
Okay, I’m off to do more Christmas present sewing… wish me luck. And tell me about some things you’re making for Christmas!
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