Friday, May 18, 2012

Save the Scraps: Coaster Tutorial

I love fabric coasters, and I'll tell you why; we have 2 sets of those nice stone coasters and I really do like them but my 1 year old likes to bang them on the table. She has broken 3 of them. So to avoid this I put them away and made some quick fabric ones that can't really get damaged, and they can't cause any damage if they are thrown; plus if you make them yourself, its easier to match them to your decor.

For this project you will need:
 *2 different fabrics cut to 5 in x 5in squares, i made 10 coasters, so i had ten squares of each fabric.
*10 squares of fusible interfacing cut to 5in x 5in.
*a pair of scissors
*an iron
* and a sewing machine

I am using fabric left over from making my sister a huge rag quilt for Christmas, she is a die hard Chiefs fan.(I'm also sending her these coasters) 

First you need to pin your fusible interfacing onto the back side of half of your squares, I pinned mine onto the Chiefs fabric.


 Just follow the manufacturers directions on how to apply.

Now pin the squares with the interfacing to the squares without it together, pretty sides facing each other.

Sew around the squares at a 1/4 inch seam.

Make sure you leave a 2.5in to 3in hole to flip your coasters right side out.

Trim your corners before you flip them, I always forget to do this part for some reason. Now flip your coaster inside out. 
Make sure that the fabric at the opening is folded inward so you don't have a frill on one side (I totally forgot to take a picture, sorry)

Now top stitch around the entire square at a 1/8in seam.

And here are the finished coasters!

1 comment:

  1. I have made these in the past for the same reason- my kids love to bang stuff on the table! I use a layer of waterproof fabric (PUL, vinyl, or outdoor fabric) on the bottom so no water seeps through.