This pojagi coaster is a nice little project. Even though it’s stitched by hand, it can be done pretty quickly and it’s easy to change the colour scheme to match decor or a person’s favourite colours. It would make a great Christmas gift along with a nice cup and some flavoured hot chocolate.
To make this, you need sixteen pieces of fabric to finish at 1″. I used only two colours, but you can use any combination that you like. You also need a 4″ piece for the backing. Check out the series introduction for more details about fabric choices.
Cut out the pieces
Mark the 1″ pieces with a Hera marker, then cut out leaving about 1/4″ seam allowance. You need 16 pieces total.
Join pairs together using the traditional pojagi seam method.
I join pairs into squares of four, and then join those to make the final square of sixteen.
Check the size
Sometimes in joining, sizes can shift and change slightly, especially if there is any polyester in your fabric. Use a 4″ template to mark the final edges after all the stitching is done. This will help it match the backing exactly.
Add the backing
Fold all the seam allowances to the inside and pin to the backing, wrong sides together. Stitch around the outside with the same overcast pojagi stitch,
I used a variegated thread, but any colour would look nice.
Don’t forget to check out all the other 2018 Pojagi Christmas Projects.
Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
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