August 17, 2020
Not sure what to do with your fabric scraps? Make some coasters! These coasters are relatively quick to make, and super fun. They would make a great Galentine’s Day gift!
Download the free pattern here:
The finished size for these coasters are 4.5 in.
I found these cute scraps in my mom’s scrap bin. Per coaster you need (4) 2.5 in. squares and (8) 1.5 in. squares. For batting and backing, I used a 5 in. square for each.
On the back of your background squares, draw a diagonal line. With right sides together, sew on the diagonal line. Then trim 1/4 in. from the seam.
Press seams towards background on one 2.5 in square, and press the other towards the print in order to nest the seams.
With right sides together, sew together nesting the seams. Repeat and arrange in either an X or an O shape and sew together. Next, layer a 5 in. backing square right side down, a 5 in. batting square, and the coaster quilt top. Pin together and quilt as desired.
All that is left to do is to trim and bind the coasters! I was able to use a 20 in. strip of fabric for the binding. Find my full binding tutorial here.