(small pieced coasters)
Lovely pile of scrap fabrics (I have bins of fabric scraps!)
Finished Mug Rug
This one has concentric quilting:
Here are a batch of complete coasters - using similar toned fabrics
Keep adding scraps until the piece is at least 5" square. It's fine if the pieces are a bit wonky.
Make a second sewn together side out of similar or different fabrics. Trim it up to 5" square. Place both sides right sides together. Add a 5" square of cotton batting and pin together.
Put right sides together....
Start two thirds of the way down one side, back stitch, then continue to sew around all sides using 1/4" seams. Leave a 2" opening. Turn right side out, pressing to make corners square. Tuck in the opening and iron the entire coaster flat.
Trim away the excess batting as it adds too much bulk to the finished coaster.
Top stitch around the outside very close to the outside edge.
Trim any random threads and you're done!
This is another set I made with blue, purple, black, and yellow fabrics, adding in a contrast fabric with text leftover from a pre-printed pillow project.