My brother and his girlfriend have recently moved house.  I asked them what they wanted for Christmas, and they asked for a cover for their cafetière.  A WhatsApp message with a picture and its dimensions soon followed.  

I was given the diameter of the base in another message, and later turned to google to figure out the circumference.  Wikihow explained,

The circumference = π x the diameter of the circle (Pi multiplied by the diameter of the circle). Simply divide the circumference by π and you will have the length of the diameter. The diameter is just the radius times two, so divide the diameter by two and you will have the radius of the circle!

I haven’t done a calculation using pi since leaving school!  I gave it a go.  But, not quite having faith in my maths, when I was round theirs at the weekend, I got my tape measure out.  I’ve just realised I made it to fit my measurements rather than the maths – and it could be that it’s 2cm too short.  I won’t be able to find out if it fits until my brother takes it home after Christmas.

But I decided to make a matching trivet to go with it.  I’m pleased with how they turned out – and hope the cover will fit ok.  (The velcro fastening provides a bit of room for manoeuvre but not much!)  I quilted simply following the pattern of the fabric as you can see.  Here we are!

Thanks very much to these tutorials which guided me through.  For the Cafetiere cover and for the trivet.

Without further ado, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!