Hi everyone! I'm Suzie from Modern Suzie and this year I've been making mostly embroidered gifts. I had a bunch of smaller fabric scaps around the house, so I decided to make some stitched coasters for one of my friends. This project was fast and easy.
I started out by embroidering a pattern in the middle of a 4.5" square piece of broadcloth (approx. that size). Nicley patterned fabric would work great for this too if you don't have the time for embroidery.
Cut out a square of backing fabric (in this case lovely blue fleese) and some thin quilting batting (the cotton-y type). I used quilting rulers and cutters since I can't seem to cut a straight line.
Stitch the three pieces together, making sure the two good sides were facing each other and the batting was on the bottom, and left a large hole so that I could turn the coasters right side out.
From there, fold the open edges in and do a top stitch all along the edges so that the fabric lies flat.
Here's how my coasters turned out: