The new year is the perfect time for trying new recipes or cozying up to your favourite traditions. So, grab your favorite recipe and follow along with this tutorial as we show you how to make a trivet using our Premium Felt to decorate when you serve it up! Premium Felt has a high wool fibre content and will protect your table from hot things as you serve them up!Materials:
- Premium Felt (baby blue, light blue, mint)
- Double fold bias tape
- Cotton batting
- Matching thread
- Cutting tool
- Gather your materials. For this project, we will need a tool to cut and measure, plus some sort of pins or clips to help keep materials together as you sew. For quilting, curved safety pins are nice to use while keeping layers together from shifting.
- The design for this 12x12” trivet calls for 3” squares and a 1” border around. Once sewed, each square will be 2.5” by 2.5” with the seam allowance being a quarter inch all around.
- The design we are making is broken down into 3 colors as pictured in the following photo. Color 1 and 2 calls for 4 squares of each and color 3 calls for 8 squares. Go ahead and iron your material first and cut out the squares needed.
- To begin sewing the quilt pieces, take one dark blue square and one light blue square and sew together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Continue along referring to the design in Step 3.
- Once you have each row of the quilt sewed together, iron the seams down flat.
- Then sew the rows together.
- Then cut out your backing fabric. For this project I am using a solid piece of blue felt cut a bit larger than the 12”x12” pieced front panel. I am using 2 layers of cotton batting cut 1” larger than this front panel as well.
- Pin these layers together (this is where curved safety pins come in handy!).
- Sew straight lines through the middle of each column, starting at the edge of the front panel and remove the pins as you go along. Repeat this horizontally and sew around the perimeter as closely to the edge as you can; this will help from any further shifting.
- Trim off the excess.
- Get the double fold bias tape, open it up and pin it along the perimeter, 1” from the edge and leave a 2” tail at the beginning left unsewed.
- When you get to the corner, stop 1” from the edge, pivot and sew diagonally into the corner (going towards off the edge of the fabric). Fold the bias tape upwards along this diagonal line, finger press and fold back down matching the folded edge with the edge of the quilt below. There are many videos online showing how to do a mitered corner with bias tape that would help greatly with this step. Continue along and repeat for each corner.
- To finish the binding the quilt, leave another 2” tail of from the first tail. Trim any excess. Fold and pin and make tiny snips where the folds are to mark this line, then sew here to make the seam. This is another step that many videos online would help to get this step just right. Sew the seam to the quilt.
- Fold the bias tape over the edges and flip it over to fold over the edges of the bias tape on the other side and create the mitered corners on that side. For those mitered corners, simply tuck the fabric under itself to create the diagonal folds in the corners. Pin and sew this side down using a top stitch. Now you’re done!
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