Every now and then I find something to make that helps me bust a little more of the stash and that is easy and quick to make. This week it was the idea to make fabric coasters. The 'How To' directions and videos are all over the Internet, but I thought I would take my own Step-by-Step photos and and share with you on the blog, just in case you too want to bust some of your stash!
Cut five x 5 inch coordinating squares- one square will be your back piece. (This is the most tedious part, unless you have pre-cut quilt squares that size).
|Five 5 inch squares. The top one will be my back square.|
Interface the back square (I used light weight iron-on interfacing).
|Back square interfaced|
Place the back square right side up on your surface.
Fold one of the 5 x 5 squares in half and place the raw edges to match the raw edges of one side of the back square.
|Square 1 folded and placed onto back square|
|Square 2 folded and in place|
Fold the third 5 x 5 square and place that at right angles to the second piece, on the third side to of the back square, matching the raw edges.
|Square 3 folded and in place|
Fold the last 5 x 5 square and match the raw edges to the last side of the back square. Lift the corner edge of this square up, and also lift the same corner of the first square. Place the corner of the last square down (to touch the back fabric) and then lay the corner of the first square on top. You should be able to see a square of all four pieces on top of the back square.
|Square 4 folded and on top|
|Lifting the corners of square 1 and 4|
|Square 4 in place, with square 1 ready to go on top|
|All four squares in place. You can see a square of each design on top of the back square.|
Pin the pieces to hold them and machine each side with a 1/4 inch seam.
Trim the corners and sides.
The triangular version is made the same way with 5 x 5 inch squares, but fold the square diagonally in half to make a triangle. Place the raw edges to match the raw edges of the back square and finish the same way as the square version.
How are you busting your fabric stash, if you have one?!!!!