This real print fabric features iconic Japanese New Year’s items like Kadomatsu (pine décor), Hagoita (paddle tennis board) and Kagami Mochi (rice cake). A pieced-together coaster garland will add a striking look to New Year décor. The placemat is perfect for a celebratory day’s dining scene. The vividly colored cotton 100% seething fabric is inkjet printed.
Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric) YKA-79090-1A
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 110cm wide × 70cm
(Lining Fabric (Solid Cotton Linen)): 90cm × 90cm
□ Quilt Batting: 70cm x 70cm
Size: Placemat 30cm(l) 40cm (w) Coaster 10～25cm
We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This kind of fabric with large print motifs of New Year items is quite unique. The colors on the print are so vivid that I decided to make use of this character by creating New Year accessories and décor with different motifs.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The quilt batting in-between creates a coaster with soft texture and warm feel. With zigzag stitches in yellow thread all around, it adds extra glitz. Each pattern has a different size, so it’s fun to choose the piece for different purposes.
KF: What are some tips for making these pieces?
When cutting each motif, add a little extra allowance. The whole piece will be trimmed together later, so don’t be nervous about being precise when first cutting the lining fabric and quilt batting.
KF: How should we use these items in everyday situations?
Depending on the size, it can be used for coasters and pot holders. You can also place a Kagamimochi (decorative rice cake) or a flower vase on top. It will be cute to line up the pieces to create a garland using clips. Just casually placing pieces on the wall with masking tape might also be fun. As you will most likely be spending more time at home this winter, it will be enjoyable to pass time by making these New Year décor pieces by hand.
KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!