The kettle’s working overtime this winter, so stitch up a set of Zakka-style coasters and avoid accidentally decorating tables with cup rings. A stack of 4 fabric coasters, tied with baker’s twine or ribbon, would make a sweet housewarming gift, too. Pass us a biccie…
You will need:
• 4 x main (M) fabric rectangles 12x9cm (4¾ x 3⅝”)
• 4 x contrasting (C) fabric rectangles 12x5cm (4¾ x 2″)
• 4 x fabric squares (for the coaster backs) 12x 12cm (4¾ x 4¾”)
• 4 x wadding (batting) squares 12x12cm (4¾ x 4¾”)
Place M and C fabrics right sides together, matching the 12cm (4¾”) sides. Stitch with a 1cm (⅜”) seam allowance and press open. Repeat for the other three coasters.
Assemble the coasters by making stacks like this: wadding at the bottom, backing fabric right-side up, patchwork fabric right-side down. Pin and sew perimeter leaving a gap to turn. Clip corners, trim seams. Repeat for other three coasters.
Flip coasters right side out. Use a knitting needle to gently push corners into neat points, press. Whip stitch the opening closed. Machine stitch across from corner to corner (optional). Go on, time to pt the kettle on.
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