Quilted coasters are always fun and quick to make, but making them in fall colors to warm up decor is even better. Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks is on the blog today to show how to make these adorable HeatNBond Fall Fabric Coasters. They are so quick with HeatNBond EZ Print Lite that there will be time to make a set for a gift and a set for yourself too.
HeatnBond Fall Fabric Coasters
By Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks
A set of 4 coasters
Finished Size each: 5” x 5”
please read through the complete instructions before starting.
HeatnBond Fall Fabric Coasters Supplies:
Print the FREE PDF templates – Fall Coasters reversed HeatnBond applique templates
HeatnBond EZ Print Lite iron-on adhesive – 1 sheet or HeatnBond Lite Fusible Adhesive if you want to trace the templates
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece – cut four – 5” squares
SpraynBond Basting Adhesive Fabric Spray
Cut eight 5 1/2″ squares of fall-colored cotton fabrics and four 5″ squares of burlap. Be sure to cut the burlap squares on the grain.
Assorted scrap cotton fabric for the applique designs
Aurifil 50 wt. Thread: #1135
InkJet Printer, Iron (I love my Oliso Pro), Sewing machine, Sharp scissors, a chopstick for pushing out corners, and other basic sewing supplies.
HeatNBond Fall Fabric Coasters Instructions:
Background for applique:
Follow the HeatNBond Fusible Fleece package instructions to fuse the 5” squares to the wrong side of four of the 5 1/2″ background fabric squares. The fleece will is centered to allow for a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Pair each fleece-backed background square with another fabric square and pin the right sides together. Stitch around the 4 groups of squares ¼” from the edges. Leave a 3” opening on one side for turning the right side out.
Clip the corners and turn each coaster right side out and press making sure the corners are pushed out. Press the opening shut by turning the edges inside 1/4″ and edge stitch around the coaster.
Next, spray the center of the fabric coaster with a 2″ circle of SpraynBond Basting Adhesive.
After the Basting Adhesive is sprayed, the next step is to press a 5″ square of burlap on top of the adhesive with fingers. Stitch 1″ from the edge around the burlap with Aurifil thread. Carefully unravel the loose edges of the burlap.
If you are using HeatnBond EZ Print Lite sheets, print the applique pattern templates with your inkjet printer. NO TRACING! How awesome is that?
Follow the package instructions for printing and bonding the HeatnBond Lite to the wrong side of the fabrics.
After the HeatNBond pieces are bonded to the fabrics, cut out all applique pieces on the solid black lines, peel off the backing paper, and place applique with the adhesive side down on the 5” x 5” prepared background piece of burlap on the top side of the coaster.
This is the layout key to place the pieces – not actual size:
Bond the Applique Pieces to the Background:
Following the package instructions to press the entire applique to the burlap.
Stitch around appliques:
Use a zigzag, blanket, or straight stitch with Aurifil thread to stitch around each applique piece. This will also quilt the fall coasters.
Finish the coasters:
Finally, stitch the lines twice for the leaves with a sewing machine.