To make each coaster you'll need five 5" squares of coordinating fabrics. I use the same fabric for the top four squares and a coordinating fabric for the bottom square.
To begin, press each of the four top squares in half, creating a 2 1/2" x 5" rectangle. Draw a circle on the wrong side of your bottom square. I use a 4 1/2" inch diameter circle.
Next, place your four top rectangles on top of your backing square following the photos here:
Pin at each fold, you'll only need 4 pins. Sew around, following your drawn line on the backing square. Remember, slow and steady wins the race when sewing these circles. Take your time and your circles will be fine. I used my walking foot to keep the layers from shifting as I sewed. Some sewing machine companies make a circular embroidery attachment which will move the fabric around in a perfect circle.
When you're finished trim as close to the stitching as you can, being careful to not cut the stitches.
Clip around the circle. If you have pinking shears these will also work and will save you from clipping around the edge of each coaster.
Turn your coaster inside out, use a stylus to gently shape and push out the outer curve of each coaster and voila! You're done!
If you make a set of wine coasters please tag me, @julieqquilts, on Instagram so I can see what you've made. Follow me on Instagram - julieqquilts - there you'll see lots of photos of my quilting adventures.
I hope you're inspired today!