DIY Vintage Scrappy Patchwork Fabric Coasters

diy vintage patchwork coasters

patchwork coasters

vintage fabric coasters

scrappy patchwork coasters

diy fabric coasters scrappyI have been on a bit of a patchwork kick lately. I love being able to take scraps that have been sitting around and find another purpose for them. I am such a vintage fabric lover, and I hate to waste any of my vintage fabrics, so I always keep my vintage scraps. I felt like doing a bit of patchwork the other day, so I thought I would make some patchy fabric coasters with some of my favorite vintage feedsack and sheet scraps. Fabric coasters are really easy and fast to whip up! They are a great weeknight sewing project!

Here’s What You Need:

*Vintage Fabric Scraps

*Fusible Fleece

*Rotary Cutter and Ruler

*Self Healing Matt

*Sewing Machine and Thread




2The first thing you need to do is cut your squares. Cut eight 2.5″ squares for each coaster. I used two coordinating fabrics for my coasters, so I had four of both of my fabrics for each coaster. Also cut a 4×4″ square of your fusible fleece for each coaster.


4Lay out your fabric squares. Stitch the top two squares with right sides together at the side seam with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Do the same for the bottom two squares. Press open seams.



7Now stitch the top sewn pieces and the bottom sewn pieces right sides together. Make sure the bottom of the top squares matches up with the top of the bottom squares. Stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press open seam. You should now have a piece that is four patchwork squares sewn together with two on top and two on the bottom.



10Repeat for the back side of the coaster. Once you have two pieces for the front and back of your coaster, lay them right sides together. Stitch all the way around the coaster with a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving a space open for turning.



12Clip your corners off close to the stitching. Take your fusible fleece square and line it up inside the stitching line of the coaster. Iron the fleece onto the fabric.



16Turn the coaster right side out. Push the corners out with a stick or your scissors. Iron the coaster flat tucking in the seam allowance where the opening is in towards the inside. Top stitch all the way around the coaster. Clip excess threads. Repeat with as many coasters as you’d like to make…

vintage fabric patchwork coasters

vintage feedsack coasters

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feed sack patchwork coastersI have made fabric coasters for gifts for family and friends before, but have never made patchwork ones. I have to say, I love them! I may just have to make a bunch more! These coasters are a fast and easy project, and they make fantastic gifts! I love to use vintage fabrics, but of course you can use any kind of fabric that suits your fancy! You can easily change-up the look or style. Make them all the same, or make a bunch of them in your favorite prints. Smaller prints work best. Give them a go some time, you’ll love them I bet! I’ll be back soon with another fun DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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18 Responses

  1. Adorable! I really want to get started on a quilt, but a project like this would be instant gratification. This is a great idea for our Christmas swap at work. Thanks for sharing!

  2. deb heisel

    i get a kick out of everything you make and your tutorials are wonderful. just need to carve out some time to try them out. thank you for sharing. this started out my day with a smile!

  3. Judy McKee

    I have made many coasters yet you just showed me a new way! Thank you very much for sharing with us. Now I’m off to find another project and how to do it. I love your site!

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  5. Great idea, I am impressed.

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  7. These are adorable!! I’ve posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip:

  8. tammyCA

    Pretty coasters..I need to make some as we always use them & these are washable unlike what I’ve been using.

  9. kwgaynor

    These look so fun! They’d be great stocking stuffers for sure.

  10. I love your idea! Can I ask you what kind of fusible fleece you used, light/medium/heavy weight? Does it stay glued down even after washing? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Kathy, I think it was a medium weight it was not stiff but it had a nice thickness to it. So far they have held up very well, I just have to iron them with a little starch when they come out of the washer and dryer as they are a bit wrinkly. Hope this helps :)