These big stitch coasters are one of my favorite quickie projects that get used often around my house. Not only are they a great way to show off some favorite fabrics and/or colors, but they are also a great way to practice your big stitch hand quilting! Of course, you could machine quilt these as well!
BIG STITCH COASTERS
Supplies + Materials (to make four coasters): (here’s a post of some of my favorite Big Stitch Quilting supplies.)
- Roughly 70” of 1” bias tape for binding (Or cut 1 7/8” strips on the bias and use 25mm bias tape maker to create your own.)
- Four 5” x 5” fabric squares for front
- Four 6” x 6” fabric squares for back
- Four 6” x 6” squares of batting
- Perle cotton thread in a variety of colors (I use sizes no. 12 and no. 8)
- Big Stitch quilting needles
- Circle Template (below)
1. Fold and press coaster fronts in half and in half again. Align circle template with folds, mark arc and cut along line.
2. Layer coaster front (RIGHT side UP), batting (in the middle), and coaster back (RIGHT side DOWN) and baste together. Using perle cotton thread and big stitch needle, stitch through all layers. (Note: I simply followed the fold lines, but you can get as creative or decorative as you want with it!)
3. Repeat for remaining coasters.
4. Trim excess batting and backing, and bind all edges.
This post originally appeared as part of the series on slow sewing over at Sew Mama Sew. You can find that post here.
Here are a couple other versions to check out.