Fabric Scrap Teapot Coaster 30 Minute Project

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?

Want some inspiration for making your own fabric scrap and fat quarter project? Stitch, Craft, Create is going to give one lucky Hello Creative Family reader an ebooks of 50 Fat Quarter Makes and another of Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing! Enter below!

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'Fabric Scrap Teapot Coaster 30 Minute Project' have 36 comments

  1. April 23, 2015 @ 11:44 am Veronica

    I love to make zipper pouches. They’re so easy, fun and useful.


  2. April 23, 2015 @ 11:59 am Bailey Dexter

    My grand daughter & I make clothes for her Barbie as well as quilts for the dolls! LOL


  3. April 23, 2015 @ 12:48 pm Allison CB

    I make string quilt tops with my scraps!


  4. April 23, 2015 @ 12:59 pm Sarah J.

    My kids play with my scraps (sometimes they are in the dump truck and sometimes on a doll!). Someday I would love to make a big quilt from tiny scraps!


  5. April 23, 2015 @ 3:20 pm Linda Webster

    I like to make scrappy placemates and coasters.


  6. April 23, 2015 @ 3:44 pm Jacklynn Grimm

    I love to make small, fast projects with my scraps, like table runners and mini quilts. I save all sizes too! You never know!! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com


  7. April 23, 2015 @ 4:52 pm Debby

    I am working on planning out some cute wallets for the kids in my life with scraps. I think it is going to be fun once it starts coming all together. I just love the planning and picking out fabrics to go together.
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  8. April 23, 2015 @ 6:04 pm Laura

    I love making paper pieced hexies and then the possibilites are endless.


  9. April 23, 2015 @ 6:07 pm Lars

    I love to make rugs with scraps!


  10. April 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm Lori Morton

    Love to make Potholders….,Crazy Scrap Blocks;;…doll clothes…pillows..small zipper bags! I save scraps ..Always! lol


  11. April 23, 2015 @ 8:09 pm Kathy E.

    My favorite project using scrap fabrics is potholders. Everyone uses them and everyone loves them! I use my machine’s fancy stitches to decorate the seams, too.


  12. April 23, 2015 @ 10:51 pm Chris

    Sraps usually go for scrap quilts, potholders or “new fabric’ around here. I think this will be a must buy in 2015.


  13. April 24, 2015 @ 1:52 am Lee

    I love to use scraps for patchwork pencil cases!


  14. April 24, 2015 @ 5:03 pm Kristy

    I love to sew soft toys and dolls with my fabric scraps!
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  15. April 24, 2015 @ 6:27 pm apple blossom

    making scrappy quilts


  16. April 25, 2015 @ 5:05 am diane b

    Tissue pack covers are my favorite scrap makes….3 pieces and viola it’s done!


  17. April 25, 2015 @ 10:38 am Jo

    I use them for small patchwork projects like pencil cases or doll sleeping bags, and I also use them on cards.


  18. April 27, 2015 @ 7:42 am Ann Winters

    Great giveaway! I hope I am lucky! :)
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  19. April 27, 2015 @ 2:44 pm Nicole

    Hi! I found you on the Monday Funday linky party. These are so CUTE! I am going to pin. I love scrap projects! Thanks for sharing!
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  20. April 28, 2015 @ 2:03 pm Ashley

    Hi there! Visiting from Monday Funday. These are so super cute and I love all your fabric!
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  21. April 29, 2015 @ 6:29 am Janie

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


  22. April 29, 2015 @ 9:06 am Lisa Marie

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


  23. April 30, 2015 @ 9:51 am LINDA

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


  24. April 30, 2015 @ 11:08 am craftygramma

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



  25. April 30, 2015 @ 5:46 pm Judy Cowan

    I like making doll clothes with scraps.


  26. May 1, 2015 @ 8:18 pm Sunshine H

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


  27. May 3, 2015 @ 7:49 am Victoria Ess

    I love making potholders!


  28. May 4, 2015 @ 9:11 am Linda Brown

    I make scrappy blocks


  29. May 8, 2015 @ 10:12 pm stanleybeagle

    Lately I’ve been making tiny blocks


  30. May 12, 2015 @ 5:52 am Sudesh

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


  31. May 14, 2015 @ 1:41 pm Vesper Meikle

    I like to make pan holders out of fabric scraps


  32. June 12, 2015 @ 7:52 am Sarah Helene

    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


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  34. November 12, 2016 @ 9:31 am Emilia

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


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