Are you like me right now and struggling to find time or head space to sew? Do you also have a dog who chews everything, including your coasters? Time to make some more as a simple sewing project! Hopefully, Ella will leave these ones alone.
- 4 squares of quilt batting, approx. 14 x 14 cm
- 4 squares of cotton, approx. 14 x 14 cm
- 16 squares of cotton, approx. 7.5 x 7.5 cm
- Neutral-coloured thread
- Bamboo turner or butter knife
- Fabric scissors
- A sewing machine
Piece together four of the smaller squares and sew, using a narrow seam allowance. Consider the balance of your colour combinations. I worked with two strong colours diagonally opposite each other, balanced by two lighter colours diagonally opposite each other.
As you work, press the seam allowances to one side. Quilters don’t press their seam allowances open.
Place one quilted square right side face down on the right side of one of your large cotton squares. Lay them both on top of a square of batting. Sew around all four sides, but leaving a gap in the sewing. This is where you’ll turn the coaster right side out.
Trim your seam allowances and corners everywhere, other than at the opening.
Turn your coaster inside out and use a bamboo turner or a butter knife to poke out the corners. Be careful! Don’t poke too hard, or you might split a seam!
Turn the raw seam allowances into the coaster and press the whole coaster.
Top stitch around each coaster. The top stitching will seal shut the gap in your seam You’re done! Four reversible coasters made.