I had some extra material so I thought I would make some coasters.... I used this pattern, by The Craftsy Mummy
, and changed it ever so slightly. Link to original is found below
For each coaster:
Cut (6) 4.5 inch squares of printed fabric (backing, 4 folded on top and an inside lining)
(1) 4" piece of interfacing (I used Pellon fusible)
Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of what will be your backing.
Lay another square right side up on top, so you have wrong sides together on the inside of the sandwich. This "lining" piece is optional
, if you are going to add any quilting or stitching once you turn the coaster right side out, you don't need it. If you are going to leave it free so a wine glass stem base can slip inside, it is nice for the inside to be finished and not show batting.
Now take the last four squares and press in half wrong sides together, right side out!
Place one half square raw edges even and fold to the centre
Place the second across the bottom again raw edges aligned and fold to centre.
3rd folded square
4th square you weave in, remembering fold to centre, raw edges aligned.
Now stitch a 1/4" seam all around the outside edge. You will probably want to pin them to hold in place while you sew.
Trim corners and turn right side out.
* don't serge your edges, I thought it would be great, but it is too bulky.