Oh polka dots, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways……
Hi, my name is Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama! I’m excited to be here sharing this super-simple, beginner sewing project for Easy Polka Dot Coasters. These coasters will take you about 10 minutes to whip up. You can give a set of these as a sweet little hostess gift or just make some for yourself. They are also an easy project to make for a party as a way to tie in your favorite fabric to your party decor. Let’s get started…….
1 Fat Quarter cotton fabric
1 Fat Quarter quilting batting
Gather your supplies. Cut 3 circles for each coaster. Cut 2 circles from your cotton fabric and 1 circle from your batting. Circles should be approximately 5” wide in diameter.
Layer your fabric and batting. Place one fabric circle with the wrong side up, place the batting on top and then another fabric circle on top with the right side up. This should make a batting and fabric sandwich.
If you would prefer your coasters to be more absorbent, you could certainly add additional layers of batting. This is how your coaster should look prior to sewing.
Sew all the way around the circle using a ¼” seam allowance. Once you’ve sewn the circle, take your pinking shears and trim around the circle, cutting as close to the stitching as possible. Repeat above steps for additional coasters.
In no time flat you’ll have an adorable set of polka dot coasters!
Thanks for having me today, Melissa. For more tutorials, free patterns, recipes and more, please visit me over at my blog, The Cottage Home.
Have a great week!
Thank you so much Lindsay! These would be so fun to make and have around the house all summer! Make sure you stop by Lindsay’s amazing blog the Cottage Home. She regularly shares great sewing and lifestyle ideas.
I was first introduced to her work when we both started on the Riley Blake Design Team. I got the privilege of meeting and chatting with Lindsay at Alt Summit in January this year. She’s another fantastic person that will be teaching at the Riley Blake Fabric Fest Event in Las Vegas this year. We’re going to be having a ball there! I can’t wait.