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Fabric Coasters from a Fat Quarter - Tutorial

I get all giddy thinking about kitchen linen! I can easily spend a lot of time looking at coasters, placemats, napkins, towels...ahhh! the possibilities in colors and design are endless and can add such a unique tone to your home. I just love it! 

So I have started working on some projects to give my kitchen / dining room a little makeover. It's all spring themed, {which gives me even more reasons to have to make this project again in the future but with different colors for the winter}.

I took several pictures to make a little tutorial for this. It can make such a sweet mother's day gift, teacher gifts (to go along with all those mugs!), or Christmas...

Materials: 

1 Fat Quarter (it will make 8 coasters in total)
Cotton Batting 
Coordinating Threads 

Steps: 

Cut 4 (or 8)  4 1/2 x 10in pieces of fabric.
Cut 4 (or 8) 4 in square of cotton batting. 





 2. PRESS all your fabrics in half. Right sides together.




3. With right sides together, sew all around the edges leaving one side open.  




4. Trim the corners.







5. Tuck in the batting and begin turning them over.
(keep the batting inside the coaster)





6. Start quilting. You can draw lines using chalk or a washable ink to sew on those lines. Begin quilting at about 1/8 in from the edge. 
Repeat all the way around as you form squares. 



Finished coasters


Close-up






Coaster in ACTION!  I spent a total of 15 minutes of work on each one of them




~ Fabi 


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Comments

Design It Chic said…
Such an easy and fun tutorial! Thanks for sharing it. I am now following you thanks to Friendly Friday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
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Those look so nice! I love that fabric and they look like something I'd pay a lot of money for! I have GOT to learn to use my sewing machine!

I'm a new follower from the Bee Friendly Friday Follow. I'd love it if you'd visit A Helicopter Mom and follow me back!

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Pamela said…
Love these -- the fabric, your straight sewing and the finished project. I hate my coasters that sweat.

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Carolynleigh said…
Great idea! They would make cute Christmas gifts with a set of glasses/mugs.
Stopping by from BYB Hop Friday :)
Lovely! I wish I could sew straight lines like that! You would think I had been drinking if you saw my stitching!

I'm a new follower from the blog hop!
Hope you can hop by and visit (maybe follow?) me!

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Hanna said…
Hi there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! GREAT blog:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com
Wendy said…
Your coasters are lovely. I just made the exact same ones from the book Last Minute Patchwork Gifts.
Anonymous said…
You're right these would make great gifts- I must know where you got that fabric from? Come link these up to Workshop Wednesday @ http://creativecents.blogspot.com/2011/04/decorating-is-for-birds.html
These are so cute! I can see a stack of them tied with ribbon as a hostess gift -- I'd Scotch Guard them so they repel water -- you did a GREAT job with these! Love them!
Bea said…
Wow, very cute! I love the fabric! thanks for leaving a comment in my blog the other day. I am your newest follower now, love your blog, simple like mine!

Bea

www.jonesfantastic4.blogspot.com
Anonymous said…
Thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday! I hope to see you back this week! @ goobyecityhellosuburbs
Sweet Floweret said…
Love these coasters.
I am starting a linky party that is launching this tuesday for projects that cost less than $10 and take less than 30 minutes (ish). My favorite projects are quick, cheap and easy ;) Would you consider linking up? I'd be honored if you would! Thanks for considering.
Tina
http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com
SAS Interiors said…
Love this tutorial! Just what I was looking for. I'm your newest follower and I'd love for you to check out my interior design & decor website, SAS Interiors @ www.sasinteriors.net

~Jenna, SAS Interiors
great idea! I'm following you now :)
I love the idea of making these! I am just wondering - are they machine washable? As that would make them perfect!

Does cotton batting wash ok?
Fabi said…
These are washable! Post a picture to the Flickr group to see the ones you came up with.

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