These pretty heart coasters are made entirely in the hoop. And the design is all yours for free! Click here to download the Heart Coaster designs in a variety of embroidery formats. The set includes four coaster embroidery designs. The designs fit a Standard hoop 4”x4” (100x100mm). Here’s how to make the coasters:
For each coaster you’ll need one 8” square of cotton print, one 8” square of cotton batting, one 5” square of cotton solid and two 3” x5” strips of cotton print.
With your sewing machine setup for regular sewing, pin the two 3” x 5” strips of cotton, with right sides facing. Stitch one long edge with a 1/4” seam, leaving a 2” opening for turning. Press the seam to one side. This is the coaster back. Set aside.
Spray the back of the 5” cotton solid with temporary adhesive spray. Center onto the fabric in the hoop. Stitch out the first color. Once the sewing stops, trim the excess fabric around the stitching.
Stitch the next two colors. Place the coaster back overtop, with right sides facing and centered over the embroidery. Stitch the final color.
Once the stitching is complete. Trim, leaving a 1/4” seam all the way around. Trim corners at a diagonal to reduce bulk. Turn to the right side. Gently push out corners and press. From the wrong side slip stitch the opening closed.