Christmas Coaster DIY – Speedy Make!

We’re getting into the party spirit with this Christmas project and thinking about Christmas entertaining with a pretty table.

To help protect your table and carry your Christmas theme through to the lounge we have created these clever coasters.

They are incredibly quick to make and so pretty, they’re sure to impress your guests.

A simple sewing project for beginners

Rotary cutter project

This project is ideal if you’re getting to grips with your rotary cutter and quilting ruler; with the added bonus – Using a rotary cutter makes this quick make, even quicker.

Find our selection of rulers and cutting mats here and rotary cutters here.

You Will Need:

 *this is enough to make 4 coasters, for fussy cutting/ directional prints, allow more.

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If you’re looking to co-ordinate your Christmas table check out these tutorials:

Looking to have a more sustainable Christmas? Our reusable crackers can be used time and time again without losing their snap. Find the tutorial here.

New to woven interlining? Check out our product guide here, to discover why we love it!

Important Notes

¼” seam allowance throughout, unless directed.

For steps using machine sewing, straight stitch, backstitching at the start & end using stitch length 2.5 unless otherwise stated.

Prepare your fabrics as per manufacturer’s care advice.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1:

For each coaster: Cut out the fabrics as follows

  • Fabric A: 3 x 5” squares of front/ backing fabric
  • Fabric B: 2 x 5” squares of contrast fabric of 
  • 1 x 4.5” square of woven interlining

Step 2:

Apply the interlining to the reverse of the backing fabric with a ¼” border around the edge. 

For detailed instructions on using woven interlining  check out our Guide here.

Step 3:

Fold and press the other 4 squares in half to form 4 rectangles.

Step 4:

Place the backing piece right side up, then 1 at a time, position the folded squares on top:

  • Starting on the right, align the raw edges of a rectangle with those of the backing. The folded edge will sit along the centre of the backing piece. For fussy cutting, ensure the chosen element is right side down

  • Place the next rectangle along the bottom of the backing, raw edges aligned, overlapping the piece to the right, folded edge to the centre

  • Place a rectangle on the left, raw edges aligned, folded edge to the centre, overlapping the bottom piece

  • Place the final rectangle at the top, raw edges aligned, folded edge to the centre
  • Tuck the right side of the final rectangle under the top of the rectangle on the right to interlock them all together

Step 5:

Clip the pieces in place then sew around the 4 sides.

Step 6:

Clip the corners.

Step 7:

Turn the coaster out the right way, opening the rectangles out from the centre point.

Step 8:

Press to finish.

And you’re finished, well done!

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