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Lovely, quick quilted coasters!
This project sprung from my love of paisley and scrap fabric!

Posted by Veenessar from Ipswich, England, United Kingdom • Published See Veenessar's 19 projects »
  • Step 1

    Cut 8 squares from interesting fabric

    Pin 4 of the squares onto the filling ( the felt/think fabric)and cut out.

    (I cut 8 squares for 4 coasters due to the coasters being double-sided)

    (I used some felt I found laying about to pad the coaster out... but you could use any old thick fabric)

  • Step 2

    I then sandwiched the padding fabric by pinning the interesting fabric on the top and bottom.

    You want to pin with good sides facing out at you.

    Make sure all of the sides and corners are lined up.

  • How to sew a fabric coaster. Quick And Easy Coasters - Step 3
    Step 3

    I then set my machine to zig-zag stitch and zig-zagged round the edges of the sandwich.

    I then repeated the last two steps for the remainder of the squares.

  • How to sew a fabric coaster. Quick And Easy Coasters - Step 4
    Step 4

    With the zig-zag stitch securing the 'sandwich' of fabric, I continued to 'quilt' the coasters.

    To created the 'quilted' look I sewed in graduating squares; getting smaller the further centred they are and finished with an X sewed in middle.

    You could 'quilt' and sort of pattern, for example;
    * Diagonal lines
    * Continuous line spiralling inwards

    * Lots of small 'X's

  • How to sew a fabric coaster. Quick And Easy Coasters - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat this on all coasters until finished.

    Then top with a bow and gift tag!

    (or just keep them all for yourself!)



Kayla P.
Kayla P. · San Antonio, Texas, US · 3 projects
these are cute! i have been wanting to make some coasters for christmas gifts ;) i love the zigzag on the edges! Happy
Veenessar · Ipswich, England, GB · 19 projects
Yes... denim would be nice and particularly resilient/hard wearing!
ScentsyVT · Swanton, Vermont, US · 14 projects
nice idea, good way to use up scrap denim/courderoy

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