These pretty quilted coasters are a fab addition to any room. Pick fabrics that co-ordinate with your kitchen, dining room or living room!
by Linda Clements
You Will Need:
- Quilted Coasters Pattern
- Fabric for coaster top: Nine pieces 5.7cm x 5.7cm (2¼in x 2¼in)
We used: Tilda Christmas House Fabrics, Tanya Whelan Delilah Paisley Green, Tanya Whelan Delilah Dots Pink and Tilda Cotton Fabric White
- Fabric for coaster back: One piece 15.2cm x 15.2cm (6in x 6in)
We used: Tanya Whelan Delilah Dots Pink
- Wadding (batting)
- Dark pink and green stranded cotton (floss)
We used: DMC colours 309 and
1. Take the four polka dot squares, the four print squares and the white square and arrange as shown in the photograph. Using 6mm (¼in) seams, sew the nine squares together. Press the seams.
2. Copy the quilting pattern and tape it to a window. Tape the patchwork on top, right side up, so the pattern shows through in the middle of the patchwork. Use a pencil to lightly trace the quilting pattern onto the fabric.
3. Take the 15.2cm (6in) square of wadding and safety pin on the back of the patchwork. Quilt using three strands of stranded cotton. Start with a dark pink French knot in the flower centre, then quilt the traced pattern, stitching through both layers, working the flowers in dark pink and leaves in green.
4. Place the patchwork right side up. Put the square of backing fabric right side down on top of the patchwork and pin together.
5. Trim the wadding and backing to the same size as the patchwork. Machine stitch together all the way around the edge leaving a gap of about 5.cm (2in) in one side. Trim the corners a little, turn through to the right side and press.
6. Turn the edges of the gap inwards neatly and hand sew together with little stitches and matching thread. Machine sew all around the edge of the mat for a neat, firm edge.