Four Square Coaster Sewing Pattern Free Tutorial

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Four Square Coasters Free TutorialThese cute coasters, based on the four square quilt block design, make great gifts for so many occasions. They’re super fast and easy to make and look great on a coffee or end table.

This set is sewn using fabric scraps from my Retro Flower Garden Naturals and Naturals Companion original fabric collections sold exclusively in my Spoonflower Fabric shop.

Materials List

  • Two contrasting fabrics for front & one for back
  • Fusible lightweight batting
  • Rotary cutter, mat & plastic ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Scissors
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Iron & Board

Instructions

Cut fabric strips 2 1/2" wide

Cut fabric strips 2 1/2″ wide

Wash & press your fabrics first. Cut strips from two different fabrics 2 1/2″ wide by at least 6″ long. (A 6″ long strip set will make one coaster.) If you are making a set of four coasters, you can cut longer strips or use multiple coordinating fabrics.

Stitch fabric strips together

Stitch fabric strips together

Stitch two contrasting strips right sides together along the long edge using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the seam allowance to one side (preferably towards the darker fabric).

Cut joined strips into 2 1/2" wide sections

Cut joined strips into 2 1/2″ wide sections

Cut these pieced strips into 2 1/2″ wide sections as shown.

Place sections together, matching center seams and forming a checkerboard square

Place sections together, matching center seams and forming a checkerboard square

Sew two of these assembled sections right sides together matching up center seam and placing contrasting fabrics together to form a checkerboard square using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.

Completed four square block pressed

Completed four square block pressed

Press this assembled block, pressing seam to one side.

Coaster back and batting pieces

Coaster back and batting pieces

Cut a 4 1/2″ block from another fabric for the coaster back. Cut a 4 1/4″ block from the fusible batting.

Fuse batting to wrong side of back

Fuse batting to wrong side of back

Center batting on coaster back with wrong sides together and fuse. (Fusible side of batting is placed against the wrong side of the fabric.)

Stitch the backing section to the front block right sides together leaving about 1 1/2″ opening on one side for turning.

Clip corners before turning

Clip corners before turning

Clip corners and turn right side out. Press coaster, turning the opening edges in to match the seam line.

Stitch opening closed with a Ladder Stitch. The Ladder Stitch is done by forming stitches directly across from each other and through the fabric folds so they aren’t visible on the outside. Read my Ladder Stitch Photo Tutorial to learn more.

Finished coaster shown with top stitching 1/8" from edge

Finished coaster shown with top stitching 1/8″ from edge

Top stitch all around coaster 1/8″ from edge.

Finished Four Square Coaster Set

Finished Four Square Coaster Set

Make a set of four coasters and tie them with lace or ribbon for a lovely gift!
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One Response to Four Square Coaster Sewing Pattern Free Tutorial

  1. Susan Hughes says:

    I made some cushion covers for my friend, and with the leftover scraps I used your easy to follow tutorial to make the matching four square coasters, she was absolutely delighted. Thank you very much

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