Saturday, June 07, 2008

{ little quilts for my diet lime coke }


This evening I was sitting at my cutting table (dining room table that's covered in sewing stuff) with a glass of water (dreaming about having a diet lime coke, but sadly we were all out), and had nowhere to set my glass down other than a piece of stray batting. So, I decided I needed to make a set of little quilts for my drink; ie. COASTERS! Aren't they cute? They are very easy and pretty quick to make. Here's how I did it:

  1. Sew together a few strips of fabric with a 1/4" seam allowance.
  2. Press with an iron.
  3. Trim to 5" square.
  4. Cut a coordinating piece of fabric to 5" as well as a piece of thin batting to 5".
  5. Layer the front and the back with right sides together.
  6. Place the batting on top of the front.
  7. Stitch around the edge with a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving about a 2" opening in the middle of one of the sides.
  8. Turn right side out using a pen or something to poke out the corners.
  9. Press with an iron.
  10. Stitch around the edge being sure to stitch closed the opening.
  11. Quilt the coaster however you like. I used an open toe foot on my sewing machine and stitched along both sides of the seams, as you can see.
  12. Press again.
  13. Send your husband to Safeway for Diet Lime Coke so you can blog your coasters.
  14. Get impatient and blog them anyway with ice water.

PS. Here's a pair of coasters my daughter made last night.


  1. great way to use up all the yummy fabric scraps you can't bear to toss!

  2. Great idea! Love the ones your daughter made too!! :0)