Tuesday, January 1, 2013

CHARM COASTERS TUTORIAL



This tutorial show you how I make coaster

using Charms (5" squares)


Select 5 (5 inch) Charms for each coaster


1 charm for the bottom and 
4 charms for the top

 Fold the 4 charms for the top in half, 
wrong sides together (wst)


  Lay the charm for the coaster bottom 
RIGHT SIDE side UP

Place the four FOLDED charms (wst)
with raw edges to the outside.
The following photos demonstrate the
placement of the charms for a "woven" look.  

First charm on left - raw edges out

Second charm across top - raw edges out

Third charm down right side - raw edges out

Fourth charm across the bottom - raw edges out
tucking it under the First charm
Now all pieces are woven.

Pin if desired before sewing.
Sew 1/4" seam around the entire edge of the square.


Finished edges..look like this.


Check both sides to make sure 
ALL fabrics have been sewn into the seams.

Turn the coaster inside out. 
I use a chop stick for poking out the corners



Press
This is the finished top of the coaster.


and the finished bottom of the coaster.

Set of 6 Coasters


Hope you try this...they are so fun and easy to make.
This could be your next "quick" Kwilty Pleasure!


6 comments:

  1. I have seen these made up and was told they are easy to do. Thanks for sharing! I have a set of four coasters similar to this and they are round. I need to take one apart to see how they are made!

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  2. These are so cute! A swap partner sent me one a long time ago and I'm glad you reminded me of them. Perfect use for a charm pack...

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  3. Love the fabric you used. In addition to coasters, I use that method for tissue packets and potholders. So fast and easy to make.

    When I make the coasters I add a piece of cotton batting cut 4.5 inches and sew it down to the wrong side of the bottom square before layering the other pieces. It's a little more absorbent using the batting. For the potholders I add a layer of cotton batting and a layer of Insul-Brite.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Wonderful tutorial! I've seen these coasters, and even received them as a gift, but never knew how to make them till now. Thank you!

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  5. This is such a great idea --and easy to follow tutorial. I made some Christmas coasters, but these are so cute, I think I'll try some for Spring!
    Mary

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