I’ve had to knock out some gifts for the boys’ teachers in a hurry. It’s not that I didn’t realize that the kids were out of school for Christmas/winter break; I did what I always do and shop last minute. In this case they’re also getting a homemade gift. So the teachers are getting these cute quilted coasters as well as a gift card from a local bakery/coffee shop. I hope they like it.
I used a pattern from Joelle Hoverson’s book Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts for my first set of quilted coasters (image on left below). I used Insul-Brite insulated batting. It squishes down when it’s so thoroughly quilted. They’re quite simple and the results are fun. For the second set, I modified the pattern which made it easier to add the batting. I used some scrap fleece for batting and the end height was the same as the first set but it was a lot softer than the batting. It wasn’t quilted across the entire coaster so I was able to complete the second set faster.