Free Easy Coaster Tutorial

I whipped these fun little guys up for my Foundation booth last October and they were a hit. I don’t remember where I originally saw these, but I grew up with these all around our house. These make great hostess gifts for holiday parties, and because I find you can never have enough coasters lying around - here's a quick tutorial! All you need are five 5” charm-squares to get started.

Coaster Tutorial

I made two different styles. One that resembled a quarter-square triangle and the other a four patch.

Quarter-Square Triangle Coaster

1. Fold four of your squares in half diagonally, wrong sides together and press.

2. With your bottom square right side up, layer the triangles onto the square covering it.

3. On your last triangle, tuck the last bit under the first triangle.

4. Clip or pin all the pieces in place.

5. Sew along all four edges with a 1/4” seam and clip the corners.

6. Turn the coaster by opening it through the triangles. Push out the corners and press. Voila!

Coaster Tutorial

Four Patch Coaster

1. Fold four of your squares in half, wrong sides together and press.

2. With your bottom square right side up, layer the rectangles onto the square covering it.

3. On your last rectangle, tuck the last bit under the first rectangle.

4. Clip or pin all the pieces in place.

5. Sew along all four edges with a 1/4” seam and clip the corners.

6. Turn the coaster by opening it through the rectangles. Push out the corners and press. Voila!

Coaster Tutorial

I love making these for home warming gifts! You can coordinate them to match your space and they add a little homemade flair. They are fast, fun and functional! Enjoy!

Coaster Tutorial

Comments

Marjorie

Marjorie said:

Try making some round ones, too. Use pinking shears around the circle, and no corners to try and make nice.

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