Saturday, 21 July 2012

Quilted Coaster

This is my first quilted coaster. I tried it in a monochromatic theme. I will give the step wise pictures for doing this coaster. I used three printed cotton fabrics and a solid for binding. As I am new to quilting, I followed the tutorial of binding from Crazy Mom Quilts Blog. You can refer it to know about the technique.

First I drew a pattern on a white sheet which measures 6" * 6". For the different fabrics I used different colours so that I can get an idea of the finished quilt.

As the theme is monochromatic, I chose the fabrics with shades of blue.

For 1 coaster you need:
Dotted Blue Fabric: 
3 1/2" *2"- 4pieces 
2" *2"- 4pieces
Dark Blue Dotted Fabric:
2" *2" - 4pieces
Light Blue With Floral Prints:
2" * 2" - 8pieces

Place a dark blue square on the rectangle right sides facing together and draw a horizontal line as shown.

Stitch along the line and leave 1/4" and cut the remaining fabric.

Open the triangle and press it.

Place another square on the rectangle right to right as shown.

Stitch on the line and cut the fabric leaving 1/4".

Open out and press. You get one flying geese. Prepare the other three.

The two squares must be fixed like this.

Join the squares with a 1/4" seam, open and press.

Join it with the flying geese like this.

Arrange the four squares on a table.

Join the two pieces adjacent to each other with a 1/4" seam. Open and press.

Then join the two rectangles. Open and press.

Cut a backing fabric to the same size as the block.

Keep wrong sides facing each other and stitch all the sides.

Cut the binding with the solid fabric. Stitch all over the sides mitering the corners

Finish back with a blind stitch.

Coaster is ready.


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