Last Friday we demonstrated a tutorial of how to make a patchwork trivet for your kitchen. Today we will finish it up with part II. If you missed part I you can find it right here. I know with the change of weather I am ready to start having hot coffees and warming teas.
Last week's last step was making the patchwork top part of the trivet. It should look like this.
1. The bottom row is sewn to the middle row, be sure to match seams and press with steamy iron. Then sew the middle row to the top row. Repeat same steps.
2. SQUARE IT UP. This means you need to cut the sides to make sure it is even. It's ok if it ends up being smaller than 9" square or not a complete square.
3. Step 3 you are going to start making the quilt sandwich. Take your wool, place your batting on top of that, then your trivet top on top face up.
4. Pin the layers together and sew along the seams. You can use regular straight pins or basting pins. It's good to use a Walking Foot but if you don't have one that's ok.
5. Attaching the bias tape binding. When you first start to attach it you need to fold over one short end raw edge about a half inch.
Be sure to fold the short raw edge as above.
6. Sew a half inch seam allowance around all of the edges.
7. Fold raw edge and wrap to top side of trivet. Pin.
8. Sew an edge stitch. This is a stitch right along the grey binding.
Step 9. Done! Have a cup of tea!