A quick and simple tutorial for making these coasters. Be careful they are addicting.
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
Fold your batting in half both ways to find the center:
Place your 1.5 x 1.5 fabric square in the center of the batting, right sides up:
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.
Sew close to the finished edge of the selvage, I sew about 1/16 of an inch:
Work around the block adding a selvage edge to cover all 4 sides:
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.
Placing your center square on point will result in this look:
Trim your coaster and backing fabric to 4 1/2 inches:
What do you do with your selvage edges?
For more tutorials clink on the Tutorials page.
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie