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Make quick and easy applique coasters for yourself or a friend!
Materials (4 coasters)
• fourteen5"squaresof assorted fabrics for the front of the coasters
• four5"squaresofmuslin for backing
• four6"squaresofbatting
• paper-backedfusibleweb
• tear-awaystabilizer
• assortedcolorfulthreadfor applique and quilting

Posted by amandarmurphy from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States • Published See amandarmurphy's 7 projects »
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You Will Need

  • Step 1

    Use a 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
    1. Select four of the 5" square patterned fabrics to use as backgrounds for the applique.
    Set aside.
    2. Select four more of the 5" squares for your edging around the coasters. They don't have to match - it is more fun to make each coaster different! Cut each of these four squares into four 7/8" x 5" strips. Trim two strips from each set to 7/8" x 4-1/4". Set aside.
    3. The six remaining squares will be used for your applique. Trace flower shapes using the pattern on page 4 onto paper-backed fusible web. (Trace the flower centers and details separately if you would like to select contrasting fabrics for those pieces.) Iron fusible web to the WRONG SIDE of the as- sorted fabric. Remove paper and fuse ap- plique to the 5" square backgrounds. Back with stabilizer and satin stitch or buttonhole stitch around the edges of the applique.
    4. Trim your flower squares to 4-1/4" x 4-1/4".
    5. Sew your 7/8" x 4-1/4" strips onto opposite sides of each flower square. Press. Sew the 7/8" x 5" strips onto the remaining sides. Press.
    6. Lay batting squares on your table. Place your muslin on top. Finally, place your coaster RIGHT SIDE DOWN on top of the muslin.
    7. Stitch around the edge of the coasters using a 3/16" seam allowance, leaving a gap for turning. Trim the batting to the edges of the fabric.
    8. Turn coasters right side out. Press. Slip- stitch opening. Stitch "in the ditch" all the way around the coaster border. Quilt as de- sired. (I love handquilting in pearl cotton on these coasters, but you can machine quilt as well. It is an excellent opportunity to try new quilting techniques.)
    9. Pour yourself a glass of raspberry lemonade and enjoy your coasters!

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