Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Handmade Holiday: Reversible Coasters

Hello again!  We're back today with a super quick and easy gift - a set of reversible coasters.  And the possibilities are endless with these when it comes to adding your own special touch. 
To start, you'll need two 5" squares of fabric and a 5" square of cotton batting for each coaster.  Then just layer the fabrics right sides together, stack them on the batting square and pin.  Then stitch a 1/4" seam around the edges, leaving an opening for turning.  Turn them right sides out as you would if making a pillow and stitch around the edges to keep the layers in place.  That's it!

You can add more quilting if you like or piece your coasters with strips, make a small version of a favorite block or use some embroidery in the middle. It's totally up to you! 

A tip for this project - a walking foot helps keep the layers in place when sewing them together and then when stitching around the edges to finish the coaster.  I also lengthen my stitch length on my machine when using a walking foot to help the fabric layers move through more smoothly.

In this project, we've used Fandango Sarabande Ole and Portico Sand Celadon.

Leave a comment below if you'd like a chance to win this pair of coasters!  Comment must be on this post and be entered by 11:59 PM on Friday.  Winners will be posted on Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you tomorrow :-)


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