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Make-It-Like-Magic Coaster

Fabric: Beach House by Kate Nelligan for Moda Fabrics

 

Make this coaster in just a few minutes from one square of fabric! The trick is all in how the square is folded before you stitch each seam.

 

Materials for One Coaster:

 

  • 6-1/2" square fabric
  • 4" square batting
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Finished coaster: about 4-1/4" square

 

 

Assemble Coaster:

 


1. Fold fabric square in half with right side (printed side) together to make a rectangle. Sew across both ends of rectangle using a 1/4" seam.

 


2. Trim folded corners. Press seams open.

 


3. Fold in half to line up seam allowances of the open end. Pin in place.

 


4. Using a 1/4" seam, sew from trimmed corner toward center, stopping about halfway to seam, or about 1-1/2" from center. Repeat sewing from opposite corner to within 1-1/2" of center. 

 


5. Turn sewn piece to right side through 3" opening left unsewn in Step 4. Press flat.

TIP: Use the eraser end of a pencil on the inside of the coaster to gently push corners out.

 


6. Tuck the batting square inside through opening in seam; smooth batting flat. 

 


7. Hand sew opening in seam closed using a ladder stitch. See the video below for a how-to.

 


8. Topstitch coaster diagonally in an X using seam lines on back of coaster as a guide. Or, use a washable fabric marker to draw diagonal lines on top side of coaster before topstitching.

 

 

 


 

 

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