10 Ways to Use Fabric Scraps to Make Fabric Coasters

by on March 2nd, 2011
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For anyone who sews on a regular basis, finding something to do with fabric scraps is a great way to keep our inventory fresh and clean. If you are like me you probably have a large collection of fabric scraps laying around not being used. If you have some beautiful fabric scraps that you want to put to use, check out this list of free sewing patterns, free sewing projects and free sewing tutorials that will teach you several ways to use your old fabric scraps to make useful Coasters! I love the idea of using up fabric scraps to make coasters because it is a way to put that extra fabric to a good use.

Criss Cross Coasters – These coasters are made using 4 ½ inch fabric squares. You can make them to match your table dressing or make them in whimsical way. These are perfect to give as a gift to anyone! The tutorial is well written and easy to follow.

Quilted Coaster Set – Martha Stewart offers a free project from the book Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. These coasters make a great way to use fabric scraps. They are very simple but they are beautiful, people will think that you spent a lot of money to buy these.

Appliqued Coaster – Learn how to use your fabric scraps to make this unique appliqued coaster. The tutorial features a coaster with an owl on it, but you can find many other printable applique patterns to add instead. This is an awesome idea to use your fabric scraps because these coasters can be customized to suit your taste or anyone’s taste if you are planning to give them as a gift.

Scrap Fabric Coasters – This tutorial teaches you how to make simple coasters from your fabric scraps. This is a great way to use up those fabric scraps that you have laying around and to make some easy coasters that will be used for a very long time.

Rag Quilted Coasters – This is a great way to use up uyour fabric scraps and make a unique coaster. These are so cute and easy to make, I love the fringe edges! This is also a great way to use any batting scraps that you may have.

Macho Men Coasters – These appliqued rounded coasters are so cute, what a great way to use your fabric scraps. Great to make and use yourself or to give as gift, make a couple of sets of them to use when you are hosting a dinner or party in your home.

Harvest Raggedy Quilted coasters – If your style is country or primitive you will love this free tutorial that teaches you how to use your fabric scraps to make these raggedy quilt coasters. These are so adorable and would make a great gift for someone who is into the primitive look.

Too Cute Yo-Yo Coaster – Learn how to use fabric yo-yos that you make with fabric scraps, to create these unique and beautiful coasters! This is such a creative idea for using up fabric scraps, but I’m not sure that a cup would stand on it without tipping over!

Upholstery Fabric Coasters – From Burda Style, this tutorial teaches you how to use your left over upholstery fabric scraps to make these durable, stain resistant coaster. What a great way to use your fabric scraps. These coasters would make a great gift or would be perfect for your home if they are made from the same fabric as other things around your home!

Recycled Denim Coasters – A great project to use up fabric denim scraps, these coasters are very unique. Using a wrapping technique you will make round denim fabric coasters that will fit in great anywhere.

There is no need to toss out those fabric scraps when there are so many uses for them. Making coasters from your fabric scraps is a great way to get your moneys worth from your fabric. Coasters make great gifts and you can never have enough. Fabric coasters are great because they can easily be washed and cleaned! Try some of these free patterns for coasters to use up your fabric scraps.


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