Welcome to the 10th Day of Last Minute Christmas Gifts! Here’s another quick last minute gift.. you can make up a set of these Folded Charm Coasters in no time!
You’ve probably seen these coasters all over the internet – folding charm squares together to make a coaster.. or a mug rug, depending on what you call it:
I’ve made a heap myself, including some for our Pink Day back in October… and when I was making them, I had a sudden thought… why couldn’t I make them a little bit different:
Maybe I am not the only one who had this sudden thought.. and for all I know there is another tutorial for one like this out there… I don’t know, because I haven’t googled it..
Instead, I used the leftover charms from the Soup Bowl Cozies to write this tutorial…
What you need to make a Folded Charm Coaster ~ With a Twist:
5 charm squares
One 5″ square of batting
Folded Charm Coaster Step 1
Choose one charm square for the backing and press the other four in half on the diagonal:
Folded Charm Coaster Step 2
Start layering… first the batting, then the backing, right side up….
Then the first triangle…
The 4th one needs to go on top of the 3rd and under the 1st:
Till it is all sitting like this:
Pin all the layers together in the middle:
Folded Charm Coaster Step 3
Time to sew… stitch all around the edges:
Folded Charm Coaster Step 4
Cut the corners off:
Folded Charm Coaster Step 5
Turn it inside out! I used scissors, but you can use your favorite pointy-turning-out-thingo:
Folded Charm Coaster Step 6
Make it nice and flat:
Folded Charm Coaster Step 7
Make a cuppa and pop your coaster under the cuppa while you make some more:
How easy is that?
You can top stitch the coasters if you like, but I didn’t….
Now, shall I give them away or keep them…?
PS Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts
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