Selvage Edge Coasters

A quick and simple tutorial for making these coasters. Be careful they are addicting.

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This is a type of “quilt as you go” project, that is a great way to use your selvage edges.

These finish at 4 inches square.

For a printable PDF file of instructions click here: Selvage Edge Coasters Tutorial

Materials needed for each coaster:

  • 5 inch scrap of batting
  • varying lengths of selvage edges
  • 1.5 x 1.5 inch square of fabric for center block

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Directions:

Fold your batting in half both ways to find the center:

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Place your 1.5 x 1.5 fabric square in the center of the batting, right sides up:

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Take a small length of selvage and place the finished edge along one edge of your center piece. Make sure you are covering the raw edge of your center fabric.

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Sew close to the finished edge of the selvage, I sew about 1/16 of an inch:

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Work around the block adding a selvage edge to cover all 4 sides:

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Continue in the same manner until your batting piece is covered.
Be sure to cover the raw edges of your selvage strips.
You will want to use wider selvage strips near the edge to allow for the turning seam allowances.

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Placing your center square on point will result in this look:

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Trim your coaster and backing fabric to 4 1/2 inches:

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Place your backing fabric right side down on the top/front of your coaster:
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Leaving a 2-3 inch opening on one side, stitch 1/4 inch all the way around the coaster:

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Turn the coaster right side out:
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Poke out your corner and press to the edges, turning under your opening:
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Top stitch close to the edges, be sure to catch your opening so it is sewn shut.

Finished!
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What do you do with your selvage edges?

For more tutorials clink on the Tutorials page.

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • Z Any Mouse

    I love this! I’ve been afraid to start a selvedge pile, because I’m already overwhelmed by my scrap pile, but I could definitely do this. Thanks!

    • Jackie

      Thank you. It was a fun and easy way to use them. I’m now working on another quilt.

      Jackie Berdych
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