Gifty Galore – Fussy Cut Quilted Coasters

To start, I have a confession. I did a project without using Connecting Threads fabric. Eek! But it is our thread, so I hope you’ll let it slide.

This gifty galore project came about a bit backwards. It began when I fell in love with this fabric. I love Christmas as well as mid-century style illustration (e.g. Mary Blair). This fabric was the best of both worlds, so I bought it with no idea what to do with it. I did a google search with the name of the fabric to see if I could find anyone else’s projects using it. Lo and behold, I found Gwenny Penny’s Fussy-Cut Quilted Coasters. A nice and simple project that utilized the focal fabric perfectly. And as an added bonus, the pattern is free and she even walks you through step-by-step (always nice for a beginner!).

If you need a quick, easily customizable gift, this is your project. Any focal fabric could work for the center fussy-cut area. Even a simpler fabric that’s been embroidered would be a nice and personal touch. I’m thinking another set is in order with our new Spring Terrace fabrics. The yellows and greys would look lovely in this pattern. Or if you’re feeling in the holiday mood, the Quilter’s Candy Novelty Print, Cookie Exchange would be adorable as well.

Do you have any fabrics in mind that would be perfect for this project?


  1. Mimi O - November 11, 2013

    This is a really cute project and I love the fabric you used. Thanks for the link to the pattern. 😉

  2. Cathy Robinson - November 11, 2013

    Adorable little coasters! Perfect for those little quilty/crafty friends quick gifts.

  3. Lydia - November 11, 2013

    The coasters are so cute. Thanks for the pattern

  4. Mari - November 11, 2013

    So cute Katrina! Thanks for the post and link to the free pattern! Great idea for Christmas!

  5. Alisha - November 11, 2013

    These coasters are so cute. I love the fabric. TFS the pattern.

  6. Alisha - November 11, 2013

    Katrina – these are SOOO cute! I love the fabric you used. Great job.

  7. Anita - November 11, 2013

    Love the retro Christmas print. Great gift idea, thanks.

  8. Karen A - November 11, 2013

    Great gift idea. Should be a quick and easy project.

  9. Angie - November 11, 2013

    These are so cute! I’m always looking for coaster ideas.

  10. Ann - November 11, 2013

    Very cute and an excellent use of your cute fabrics. You’ll be able to use these each Christmas for many years!

  11. Jenni - November 11, 2013

    I absolutely love the focal fabric! So retro and cute! Nice job!

  12. Lauralee Hensley - November 11, 2013

    These would be so great to make for co-workers in an office, then a cup and some instant flavored coffees or teas depending on what the co-worker drank.

  13. Lisa Henry - November 12, 2013

    Seriously adorable Katrina! I might make some of these myself for gifts using my stash!

  14. Lori Meyer - November 13, 2013

    What a great idea. I see some of these in my future

  15. kbo - November 13, 2013

    I do have a retro Christmas print that i have held onto for years that would work well with this project. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Melissa Greenfield - November 13, 2013

    What a wonderful idea and so cute too!!!!

  17. Nancy D. - November 13, 2013

    What a cute idea. I fell in love and bought some of that fabric too.

  18. Linda King - November 13, 2013

    These coasters are so cute, I would love to have these. I love these fabrics. I will have to put these fabrics on my wish list.

  19. Kathleen Lambert - November 13, 2013

    Love these coasters. Cute and loved the fabric you choose.

  20. Susan Hartley - November 13, 2013

    So cute – great gift idea!