Fabric Patchwork Coasters

By  Melony Miller Bradley 

size: 4-1/2"x5-1/2"

  • Fabric Patchwork Coasters


  • Fabric, 1/8 yd.: brown floral, white print text, orange polka dot; green floral, 1/4 yd.
  • Fairfield Processing Corp. American Spirit Cotton Batting


  • Rotary cutter and self-healing cutting mat
  • Sewing machine and thread

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, straight pins, needle and thread, iron and pressing surface
  • 1. Use rotary cutter to cut four 2"x5" strips from each fabric. Cut one 6"x6-1/2" rectangle from green floral fabric for backing.
  • 2. Using 3/8" seam allowance, pin two strips with right sides together and stitch on one long edge. Press seam open. Repeat with remaining strips to create four-strip panel.
  • 3. Cut batting to 4-1/2"x5"; pin to center back of four-strip panel. Using sewing machine, stitch quilt lines lengthwise on front of panel, approximately 1/2" apart.
  • 4. Pin sewn panel to backing with right sides together. Using 1/2" seam allowance, sew around all four sides, leaving 3" opening for turning. Press seams open.
  • 5. Turn coaster right side out through opening; press with iron. Whipstitch opening closed.
  • Tip
  • 1. Unable to find a text print fabric? Make your own by scanning a book page and printing it on inkjet fabric sheets. Choose a story that is special to you!