Coaster Tutorial

Easy Coaster Tutorial

Need a quick hostess gift?  These coasters are super quick and easy and make the perfect last minute gift for anyone, but especially the hostess of the party.

Supplies needed for a set of 4 coasters:

  • 24 - 5" squares.  I used 4 fat quarters cut into 5" squares.
  • iron
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • turning tool (pencil or chop stick)


First make sure all squares are even.  You need 6 squares for each coaster.  Set 2 squares aside and fold the other 4 in half and iron in place as shown.

Place the squares that were set aside wrong sides together.  The side that you want for the bottom of the finished coaster should be placed so that it is facing up.

Stack them with edges lined up and place one folded square on top with raw edges lined up along the top and folded edge in the center, as shown below.

Place another folded square with raw edges lined up along the side, as shown here.

Place a third folded square with raw edges lined up along the bottom.

Place the last folded square with raw edges lined up on the last side.  This one is a little tricky.  You need to lift up the corner of the first folded square and slide half of the final folded square under it.  All raw edges will be toward the edges and the folded edges will all be in the center of the stack.

Pin or clip in place and sew with a 3/8" seam allowance all the way around the square.  There is no need to leave an opening for turning.

Trim the corners up to the stitches being careful not to cut through the stitches.

Now, turn your coaster inside out from the center of the folded squares.  Use a chop stick or turning tool to push out the corners and you are done.  Repeat for the other 3 coasters and you have completed a set.  Stack them up and tie them with a ribbon for gift giving. They work great as wine glass markers, too.  Just make a set of all different ones so your guests always know which wine glass is theirs.

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