Fabric Coasters


Attention Scrap Collectors:


Another scrappy project. Yup, just cleaning out that scrap bin today. Want to join me?


You’ll Need:

  • 2 pieces of cotton fabric, 4.5 x 4.5 inches
  • 1 piece of fleece, 4 x 4 inches
  • 1 piece of double sided fusible web, 4 x 4 inches
  • Sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc.
Measure and cut out all of your pieces.


Then sew your 2 pieces of cotton together, with right sides together, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Make sure and leave about a 2 inch opening on one side.


Then attach your fleece to your cotton by using the web in between. Iron it all in place. Trim your corners.


Turn right side out, poke out your corners, and tuck in the opening edges. Iron flat. Then stitch all the way around the entire coaster, making sure to secure the opening shut.


Now make a few more and toss on them on your coffee table or end tables.


Nice and cheery.

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33 Responses to “Fabric Coasters”
  1. 1
    Erika says:

    yay! Thanks for the tutorial, I was just playing around with fabric coaster last night and not having much luck!

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    Meg Linberg says:

    i love that fabric! do you happen to know what it is?

  3. 3
    Melissa says:


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    Tasha says:

    Are the dimensions that you used the same as fat quarters?

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    Sara says:

    I've been wanting to make some of these for awhile! Thanks!!


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    Jerolyn and Matt says:

    Cute idea! I wish I had my sewing machine! I'd love to try something easy like that! Just another project to add to the ever growing list! Thanks Ash! :)

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    Christina says:

    Sew easy and so practical! Love your tutorial. What fabric is that that you used?

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    Ashley says:

    Tasha – No, these dimensions aren't a fat quarter. A fat quarter is usually 18 x 22 inches (a quarter of a yard) and then they fold it up to about this size. So you could make several coasters with one fat quarter. Hope that helps.

    Oh, and this fabric is from Hobby Lobby. I don't even know the name but Hobby Lobby fabric is exclusively sold there and can't be ordered on line. Darn.

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    jodi says:

    Cute idea. I'm going to try this.

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    Karin says:

    Those I really cute! Love the fabric too. I love little projects that you could whip up in a short time. So thanks for sharing!

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    Aubrey says:

    haha i LEGIT bought that fabric yesterday at Hobby Lobby without even seeing this post. Wow. O_o That's so crazy!!! I love all the fabrics that you use :)

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    Michelle says:

    ahhh an easy project for me to use my brand new sewing machine! straight lines…that's what i need sense I'm still learning how to sew! thanks for the tut sweetie!

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    Bizzy Bee says:

    Very cute!

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    skdg219 says:

    Thank you so much! I have been searching for coasters in the store for about 2 months now and I cant find any that I like, I made 2 the other night and plan to make more because these are absolutely adorable

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    ♥ Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza ♥ says:

    I wrote about your coasters on my blog http://mojezielonewzgorze.blogspot.com/2009/11/pomysy-na-prezenty-czesc-iii-podkadki.html
    Thanks for sharing! :) Your coasters are great :)

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    Vanessa says:

    I used your tutorial to make some Christmas gifts for teachers this year! Thanks so much for sharing!! You'll find it at the bottom of this post: http://vanessadolberry.blogspot.com/2011/01/wrapping-up-christmas.html

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    Katie Webb says:

    I'm having a hard time finding this double sided fusible web that can be cut into a square. All I can find are the strips. Can I use fusible interfacing? Or the strips of fusible web?

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    Simply Sara says:

    I think I am going to make these as a birthday present for my mom. She loves coasters!

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    Traci says:

    My sister was looking for fabric coasters and could not find them. I found this website and am very excited that I can make them for her for Christmas. I’m a novice sewer and love finding new projects that I can try and complete! Thank you for posting this project along with the step by steps.

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    shelley says:

    I am new to the webbing why do you need it?

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    Diane says:

    I’ve been looking for an easy coaster project, and this certainly is a keeper! Thanks for such a great tutorial!

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    kim says:

    These are so cute! I’m definitely going to try them!

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    anonymous says:

    By fleece do you mean batting?

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    anonymous says:

    Can fleece be substituted with felt?

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    April says:

    I just made one coaster using Fusi-Boo (it’s a bamboo and cotton blend batting which is fusible). It turned out great! :) Thank you very much for the tutorial.

  26. 26

    I personally seem to go along with every aspect that ended up being
    authored inside “Fabric Coasters | Make It and Love It”.
    Many thanks for all the advice.Thanks,Korey

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    Roberta says:

    I love these coasters!!!! Going to try them next!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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    Lori says:

    I made a couple for myself- Now I’m thinking Christmas gifts! Thanks for such a nice tutorial!