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Block patterns in sewing and design have been around for hundreds of years, and for good reason—the eye-catching geometric shapes never seem to go out of style! Protect your wooden tables and delicate surfaces from spills, condensation, or excess heat all while staying true to your modern aesthetic with a set of geometric felt tumbling blocks coasters and trivets.

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A set of colorful felt coasters and trivets would be perfect in your own home or wonderful as handmade host/hostess or housewarming gifts. You can whip up a batch or two with this geometric tumbling blocks tutorial with printable coaster and trivet templates from Molly’s Sketchbook on The Purl Bee, and perfect your zigzag stitch while you’re at it!

I love using extra-thick felt—the results always look so luxurious, especially when you’re working with larger shapes. The contrasting colors and simple construction of these coasters and trivets really makes the texture of the felt and stitching pop!