This is my second time making quilted coasters. The first time I made a binding for them like large quilted things. They were so tiny that the binding situation was a little ridiculous. This time I tried an inside out sewing method. I prefer the results from this method. Here is a tutorial that explains everything. I did the quilting first on just the top and batting, sewed the back on with right sides facing, turned right side out using a chopstick to get the corners just so, then top stitched around the edge. With a little starch and ironing, everything is crisp, flat, neat, and downright fancy.
4 charm squares from A Merry Little Christmas by Riley Blake
scraps of cherry yardage by Moda
scraps of Warm & Natural batting
Quilting: straight line diagonal quilting
Yield: four 4.5″ square quilted coasters
A Christmas gift for my friend who also appreciates ring-free wood furniture.