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Sunday, August 25, 2013

How to make quilted coasters

This is another quick and fun project, that adds color to your table.

The coasters can be made in practically any shape. I focussed on squares and circles.

To make the coasters find an adequatly sized template and cut 2 pieces of your fabric and 1 piece of thin batting for each coaster. Do not forget to add seam allowance.

Place the batting on the table, put the first piece of fabric right side up on top and then add the second piece of fabric right side down.

Sew a simple straight seam all the way around the piece, leaving a small opening in the middle of one side. Turn the piece right side out through the opening.

Now quilt the coaster as desired. I chose a squared spiral.

Start quilting from the center of the coaster moving towards the edges in order to avoid accumulating eccess fabric or batting in the middle. When done close the small opening with a blindstitch.

Prepare differently shaped coasters in various fabrics.
Deck the table and enjoy the colorful display.

Have you made a project following this tutorial? Let me know what you think. Did you like it? Was it easy to understand and to follow? Do you have any suggestions?
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