Intro: Sew Felt and Cotton Quilt Square Coasters!
Step 1: What You'll Need:
For a set of four coasters:
- 4 - 4x4 inch squares quilting cotton
- 4 - 4x4 inch squares felt
- sewing machine or embroidery floss and needle
- overlock foot for machine
Step 2: The Overlock Foot.
An overlock foot is fantastic - you can sew knits easily with it, and use it for edging on other projects.
All you have to do is install it on your sewing machine, butt the fabric up against the right edge of the foot, choose an appropriate stitch (like #7 in the second photo) and sew!
Step 3: Sew!
Put your pieces of felt and cotton together wrong sides facing. I normally don't pin when sewing by machine, but if you're going to be hand sewing them, you should pin!
Run each side through the machine, trimming all the thread ends as you go. :)
Step 4: Make Tons of Them!
These make great gifts because they're so easy to put together and they're so useful. :D