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How to sew a quilted coaster

This is a great quick sew, using a cool fabric like this batik print will make your coasters look really modern. There are also quilting variations that you can use which I will discuss later.

For this quick sew you will need:

  • Fabric cut into 12cm squares
  • Thin wadding cut into 10cm squares.
  • Colourful cotton
  • Scissors
  • Pins

You can use a sewing machine or hand sew, I used a sewing machine as I am allergic to hand sewing!

First of all, pin two squares with right sides together and stitch around three sides.

Cut off the corners and place wadding in the middle so that you can turn it through.

Turn it through, poke the corners out and then turn the open flap under by 0.5cm, trim wadding if it gets in the way. Pin to secure.

Then sew around the edges lining up with the edge of your machine foot for a 0.5cm border.

Now for the fun bit!

You can quilt as much or as little as you want – you just need to make sure your wadding is secure and won’t move around or bunch up.

I sewed a cross to make sure this didn’t happen and then I put parallel lines on as below, lining them up with the cross that I created.

Et voilà! Make as many as you like and tie them into bundles as gifts if you’re feeling generous! 😉

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