Quilted coasters are always fun and quick to make, but making them in spring colors to brighten up decor is even better. Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks is on the blog today to show how to make these adorable HeatNBond Spring 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 Spring Fabric Coasters
by Carla Henton
A set of 4 coasters
Finished Size each: 4½” x 4½”
please read through the complete instructions before starting.
HeatNBond Spring Fabric Coasters Supplies
Pattern – Spring Coasters by Carla Henton at Creatin in the Sticks
HeatnBond EZ Print Lite iron-on adhesive – 1 sheet
HeatnBond Lite Fusible Adhesive if you want to trace the templates
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece – cut 4 – 5” squares
(Moda – Orchard)
1 fat quarter of light fabric – cut four rectangles 4” x 5”
1 fat quarter of spring print fabric – cut four rectangles 1 ½” x 5” and four squares 5” x 5”
Assorted scrap fabric for the applique flower design
Aurifil 50 wt. Thread: white (2021)
InkJet Printer, Iron (I love my Oliso), Sewing machine, Sharp scissors, a chopstick for pushing out corners, and other basic sewing supplies.
HeatNBond Spring Fabric Coasters Instructions
Background for applique:
Stitch the spring fabric and light fabric rectangles together with a ¼” seam with right sides together to make the 5” x 5” background.
Follow the HeatNBond Fusible Fleece package instructions to fuse the 5” squares to the wrong side of the prepared background squares.
Pair each background with one spring fabric square and pin with the right sides together. Stitch around the 4 squares ¼” from the edges. Leave a 3” opening on one side for turning right side out. Clip the corners and turn each coaster right side out and press.
Press the opening shut by turning the edges inside 1/4″ and edge stitch around the coaster.
If you are using HeatnBond EZ Print Lite sheets, print the applique pattern pieces (the last sheet of the pattern) with your inkjet printer. Follow the package instructions for printing and bonding to the wrong side of the fabrics. NO TRACING! How awesome is that?
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 fabric on the top side of the coaster. The layout key is included in this pattern.
Bond the Applique Pieces to the Background
Following the package instructions to press the entire applique to the background.
Stitch around appliques
Use a zigzag, blanket, or straight stitch with Aurifil thread to stitch around each applique piece. This will also quilt the spring coasters.
Finish the coasters
Finally, stitch in the ditch where the spring fabric meets the light fabric to finish the quilted Spring Coasters.