Make these fun quilt as you go coasters out of your fabric scraps in an evening! A fun way to use up scraps and a great quilted gift idea!
For these diy fabric coasters, all you need to start is a scrap of fabric with straight edges for the center of each coaster. It can be any shape – a triangle, a square, a hexagon, a trapezoid….anything with straight sides.
Pick a starting scrap
Next you’ll be adding scraps to each side of this first scrap in turn. Whether you are going with a group of coordinating fabrics or going totally random, I find it looks best if you alternate light and dark fabrics where possible.
Quilt As You Go adding more Scraps
Find a scrap that is slightly longer than one straight edge of your first scrap and place it right sides together and sew in place along the raw edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Use your regular piecing stitch length for this not the larger quilting stitch length.
Then flip that scrap over so the right side is facing up and finger press along the seam. If this new piece you just sewed on is much longer than the first piece use your scissors to trim off any excess before you quilt it down in the same manner as the first scrap – this makes sure you have less bulk as you go around.
Repeat steps above around all the sides of your first scrap but each time you need to extend the next scrap to cover the entire raw edge of the next straight line. So scrap 3 will be sewn across the joined edge of both scraps 1 & 2.