Yesterday I showed you the wallhanging/candle mat and coasters I made from the woven heart block and I outlined some instructions for making the block. Tonight I'll show you how I made my coasters from that block.
Besides the block (which measures 5") I cut a piece of scrap batting the same size, and two pieces of fabric for the back that each measured 5" x 6". I folded the backing pieces in half, so each measured 5" x 3".
When the corners had been clipped, I turned the coaster right side out by turning those backing pieces around the outside and encasing the batting inside.
Finally, I pressed the coaster with a seam iron. I considered quilting around the inside of the heart, but I decided it was simply extra work and I'd run the chance of catching the back seam so that it was off or wrinkled. I also thought about hand stitching the back seam closed, but in the end, I decided it wouldn't really matter, so I left it as is.
Aren't they cute? I think my friends will enjoy them!