Sunday, October 13, 2013

Four Squared

I've been making these little coasters.
I'm calling the quilt block "four squared".
This will be my FOURTH set!
Probably not my last either!!!
The holidays are coming...
and I THINK they make great little gifts!
One of my friends in blogland wanted a short
"how to".
I will oblige.

Begin with two 1 1/2" strips
Mine are about 21" long.....
cut from fat quarters.

After sewing the two strips together cut into 1 1/2" segments.
These four segments will make ONE coaster.

Cut a couple more 1 1/2" strips.
You don't need much!
You're adding 2 1/2" pieces to the little segments.
Add a 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" LIGHT piece on the side of TWO segments.
Add a 2 1/2"x 1 1/2" DARK piece
on the side of the other TWO segments.

Arrange them like this.
Sew the pieces together.
Your block should be 4 1/2"x 4 1/2"

Backing right side up.
(I cut mine a bit bigger than the block)
Coaster right side down.
Batting 4 12/"x 4 1/2"

Sew around the coaster leaving a small opening.


After turning it right side out.....
Pin the opening closed.
Slip stitch it closed.

Add some quilting stitches.
I used embroidery floss.....3 strands.
Begin by entering an inch or so AWAY from your beginning.
This is how you HIDE the knot.

Pull through.

Give a little TUG...and it will be HIDDEN.

Do the same thing when you END.
Just make a knot....

And exit AWAY from where you stopped sewing.

Fish around with your needle to pull that thread INSIDE.

Make THREE more...
Tie them up with a ribbon
and GIVE something PRETTY AWAY!


  1. Thanks for this block and the quilt block which is similar. Both are easy stash/scrap busters! YES.

  2. Love your videos . Your easy , relaxed style makes me want to try it .


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