Raise your glass in a salute to a sweet set of sweet coasters in a charming fabric caddy.

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Designer: Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie

Materials

For one caddy and eight coasters

•    18×22" piece (fat quarter) each of green floral, pink-and-green print, pink tone-on-tone, and multicolor dot

•    16×23" cotton batting

•    3⁄4"-diameter button

Finished caddy: 4-1⁄2×3×2"

Finished coaster: 4-3⁄8" at widest point

Quantities are for 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for triangle pattern. Or use a 60° triangle ruler to cut the pieced triangles.

From green floral, cut:

•    4--1-1⁄2×18" strips

•    2--5×5-1⁄2" backing rectangles

•    6--3" squares

From pink-and-green print, cut:

•    4--1-1⁄2×18" strips

•    2--5×5-1⁄2" backing rectangles

•    2--4×7" rectangles

From pink tone-on-tone, cut:

•    4--1-1⁄2×18" strips

•    2--1-1⁄2×7" strips

•    2--5×5-1⁄2" backing rectangles

From multicolor dot, cut:

•    4--1-1⁄2×18" strips

•    2--4×7" rectangles for lining

•    2--5×5-1⁄2" backing rectangles

From batting, cut:

•    2--4-1⁄4×7" rectangles

•    8--5×5-1⁄2" rectangles

Assemble Caddy

1.    Fold a green floral 3" square in half diagonally with wrong side inside to make a triangle; press (Diagram 1). Fold pressed triangle in half again and press to make a prairie point. Repeat to make six prairie points total.

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2.    Aligning raw edges, center one prairie point atop a pink-and-green print 4×7" rectangle. Then position two additional prairie points on top of first with ends meeting (Diagram 2). Baste a scant 1⁄4" from all raw edges. Aligning raw edges, position a pink tone-on-tone 1-1⁄2×7" strip atop prairie points (Diagram 3). Sew together with a 1⁄4" seam through all layers to make caddy front.

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3.    Repeat Step 2 to make caddy back.

4.    Sew a multicolor dot 4×7" lining rectangle to remaining long edge of pink tone-on-tone strip on caddy front (Diagram 4). Press seam toward lining rectangle. Repeat with caddy back, pressing seam away from lining rectangle.

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5.    Referring to Diagram 5, place a 4-1⁄4×7" batting rectangle atop wrong side of pink-and-green print rectangle of caddy front (batting will extend 1⁄2" onto pink tone-on-tone portion). Baste outer edges only. Repeat with caddy back.

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6.    Layer caddy front and back, right sides together. Join, leaving a 3" opening in multicolor dot lining for turning (Diagram 6). Press seams open.

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7.    To shape a flat bottom for caddy, at one corner match bottom seam line to adjacent side seam line, creating a flattened triangle (Diagram 7). Measuring 1" from point of triangle, draw a 2"-long line across triangle. Sew on drawn line. Trim excess fabric. Repeat with remaining bottom corner and both corners of multicolor dot lining.

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8.    Turn caddy front and back right side out through lining opening and finger-press seams. Slip-stitch opening closed. Insert lining into caddy; press top edge. Sew button to middle prairie point on one side to complete caddy.

Assemble Coasters

1.    Referring to Diagram 8, sew together a multicolor dot 1-1⁄2×18" strip and a pink tone-on-tone 1-1⁄2×18" strip to make a strip set. Press seam in one direction. Repeat to make a second strip set.

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2.    Cut six of Triangle Pattern from each strip set to make 12 pieced triangles total (Diagram 9). Six triangles will have pink tone-on-tone at their base, and six will have the multicolor dot.

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3.    Lay out six matching pieced triangles in two rows (Diagram 10). Join triangles in each row (Diagram 11). Press seams in opposite directions.

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4.    Join rows, leaving a 2" opening in center of seam for turning (Diagram 12). Press seam open; press under and baste seam allowances of unsewn portion. Trim seam allowances even with outer edges to make a coaster top.

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5.    Repeat steps 3 and 4 with remaining set of six matching pieced triangles to make a second coaster top.

6.    Layer a pink tone-on-tone or multicolor dot 5×5-1⁄2" backing rectangle right side up atop a 5×5-1⁄2" batting rectangle. Position a coaster top on backing rectangle, right sides together; sew 1⁄4" from raw edges of coaster top (Diagram 13). Trim excess backing fabric and batting, trimming 1⁄8" from points of coaster top. Turn right side out through opening; press. Slip-stitch opening closed to complete coaster. Repeat, using remaining coaster top, to make a second coaster.

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7.    Repeat steps 1–6, using remaining multicolor dot and pink tone-on-tone 1-1⁄2×18" strips, pink-and-green print and green floral 1-1⁄2×18" strips, and coordinating 5×5-1⁄2" backing rectangles to make eight coasters total.