Fabric Quilted Coasters Tutorial

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Sew a set of these quilted spring trivets before your next party! You’ll use a method called “strip piecing” as you sew these up.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Sea breeze plaid dish towel
Peacock dish towel
Scissors
A circle to trace
Sewing machine and regular sewing notions, thread
Pencil

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Things to do:
1. Cut 1 square from each of the dish towels so that the squares are about 2″ taller and wider than your circle.
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2. Cut these into 1 1/2 ” wide strips.
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3. Pin a strip of each color right sides together along one edge.
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4. Sew down the side, using a 1/4 ” seam allowance.
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5. Add strips together as shown, then sew these two squares together along one side to make one piece of fabric with alternating strips.
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6. Trace a circle on one piece of fabric and cut it out.
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7. Trace a circle out of the fabric you made with alternating strips.
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8. Place the circles right sides together and sew with a 1/4 ” seam allowance, leaving a 1-2″ opening so you can turn it right-side out.
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9. Turn the opening to the inside and stitch all the way around the circle to close it while topstitching.
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