Looking to make a very fast, very easy gift? And if you could eat up some of your stash, all the better? Coasters. Perfect. I've been meaning to make some for ages and once I finally did, I am now wondering why I didn't start doing these sooner! Here's a quick little tutorial:
First, you need to figure out how many coasters you want to make, and if they are to have the same material front and back, or different. My tutorial shows making a set of 6 coasters, with all the same material on the front, and two different colours for the backs.
First, cut one 5" square for each front, and one 5" square for each back. I have 6 grey fronts and 3 each of yellow and amber for backs.
Then you want to cut 6 squares of cotton batting, each at 4.75" square.
Lay a front and back square together, right sides facing. Place a piece of batting on top.
Sew around all edges at 1/4", leaving a 1" opening.
Trim the corners.
Turn right side out, through your opening.
Poke out the corners with a chopstick.
Sew around all side 1/8" away from the edge.
Quilt the inside as you wish. I marked mine with a sewing chalk that disappears when steam ironed, to help me with my quilting. I made six different designs.