Fabric Scrap Teapot Coaster 30 Minute Project

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Fabric Scrap Teacup Coaster Tutorial. A great 30 minute project to use up your fabric scraps. Handmade Homemade Heartmade

My sewing room has 2 giant bins filled with fabric scraps, this in addition to the full sized Ikea Billy Bookcase that is packed full of yardage of fabric. I have a bit of a fabric addiction. I hate to throw away small pieces of fabric because… what if a good project pops up down the road that you could make with your scraps?

There is something so satisfying about sewing up a fabric scrap project. You’re creating something from materials that most people would throw away. Plus most fabric scrap projects are quick and easy.

50 Fat Quarter Makes & Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing

 Stitch Craft Create recently sent me two fabulous sewing books, 50 Fat Quarter Makes and Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing. Both books are filled with wonderful photos that you can make with small pieces of fabric. I had so much fun flipping through the books, planning my next projects and playing with my fabric to see which would be the best fit for each tutorial. 

Just check out these beautiful projects!


Fat Quarter Projects
Projects from 50 Fat Quarter Makes




Fabric Scrap Projects
Projects from Retro Mama Scrap Happy Projects



The books were so wonderful that they inspired me to create my own fabric scrap project! I’ve chatted before about how I love enjoying a hot cup of tea when creative inspiration hits. I have a vintage table in my sewing room that serves as my desk and I’ve been wanting something fun to set my teapot on to protect my table. I decided to whip up a fabric scrap teapot coaster. These coasters can be made in smaller sizes to serve as regular coasters. I love the quilted, patchwork look of these coasters and love having it on my desk underneath my aqua blue teapot!

Want to make a Fabric Scrap Teapot Coaster of your own? Read on!

Fabric Scrap Teapot Coaster Tutorial


  • 4- 4”X4” squares of cotton quilting fabric for the coaster front (I like the patchwork look of these coasters so I played around with different fabrics.
  • 1- 7” in diameter circle cut from coordinating fabric for the backing
  • 1- 7” in diameter circle cut from felt for the coaster center. If you are using a light coloured fabric make sure to use light coloured felt.
  • Pencil or fabric pen
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pins
  • Coordinating thread

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 1

Step 1- Gather your materials. Make sure all of your fabric is cut to size. Lay out your squares on a table to see how you want your coaster layout.

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 2
Step 2- Lay your top left fabric on top of your top right fabric with the pattern of both facing inside. Sew your two pieces together, sewing a straight line, using a 1/2” seam allowance down the left hand edge of your fabric sandwich.

Repeat with the bottom two squares.

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 3
Step 3- Press your seams open, then lay the top two squares on top of the bottom two squares with the pattern of both facing inside. Sew your two pieces together, sewing a straight line, using a 1/4” seam allowance from along the top long edge of the fabric sandwich. This piece will now be known as your quilted coaster front.

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 4
Step 4- Trace a 7” in diameter circle on quilted coaster front and cut out.

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 6
Step 5- Lay your quilted coaster front on top of your felt circle with the pattern facing up. Pin in place.

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 8
Step 6- Now you get to quilt your piece! I kept this step simple by sewing a straight line from the top left to the bottom right and then from the top right to the bottom left.

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 9
Step 7- Sandwich together your quilted coaster front and your coaster backing so the print is on the inside. Pin together.

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 10
Step 8- Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew around the circumference of the circle leaving a 1 inch or bigger gap so you can flip your piece right side out.

Fabric Scrap Teapot Cozy Tutorial Step 11
Step 9- Flip your coaster right side out. Use a chopstick or the eraser end of a pencil to push all of the edges of the circle out. Turn in the fabric where you left the gap. and pin into place. Press your coaster using an iron.

Step 10- Topstitch around your project leaving a 1/8” seam allowance, closing the gap and giving your coaster a decorative look.

Fabric Scrap Teacup Coaster A Fabulous 30 Minute Sewing Project To Use Up Fabric Scraps

You’re done! Want to make a matching coaster for your tea mug? Follow this exact same project using smaller 3 inch squares and 5 inch circles for a coaster that is 4.5 inches across or 2.5 inch squares and 4 inch circles for coasters that are 3.5 inches across.

Aren’t they cute! Which color do you like better the pink or the blue?

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  1. I love making mini quilts with my scraps. Thank you for the tutorial.

  2. Lisa Marie says:

    Just one favorite project with scraps? I’m afraid I can’t decide — quilts? pot holders? zip pouches? I like them all!

  3. HELLO, I love to make dainty pin cushions for gifts!
    Thanks for sharing! HAPPY SPRING !

  4. craftygramma says:

    I like to use scraps for mug rugs, paper piecing, and hexies.
    Would love either of these books!


  5. Judy Cowan says:

    I like making doll clothes with scraps.

  6. Sunshine H says:

    I’m just learning to sew, so right now I have just been working on a nice pile of scraps.

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    I love making potholders!

  8. Linda Brown says:

    I make scrappy blocks

  9. stanleybeagle says:

    Lately I’ve been making tiny blocks

  10. I would love to sew a bag from the fabric!!!

  11. Vesper Meikle says:

    I like to make pan holders out of fabric scraps

  12. Sarah Helene says:

    YOU’VE GIVEN ME INSPIRATION to sew quilted teapot & mug coasters from small fabric scraps! FAB idea for gift sets and give to many relatives as well as women friends. I like your selection of muted colors of print fabrics to create a circular design to place under mugs. I have lots of fabric scraps to use. Your 10-step tutorial is easy to follow with accompanying photos. Makes inexpensive gifts, but practical for sure! THANKS for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis

  13. very charming and functional too. I can do this! easy to follow instructions too with loads of pictures.