DIY: Fall Patchwork Kitchen Trivet Tutorial

It's National Sewing Month! Did you know that? Did you know it was President Regan who started  National Sewing Month in 1982.  He wanted to celebrate and honor the importance of home sewing in the United States.  If you want to learn more about National Sewing Month check out the National Sewing Month website.  However I am here to show you how to make a Patchwork Trivet just in time for the beginning of tea and soup season.   This is a good project for a beginner or intermediate but you do need to know how to use a sewing machine.

Materials:

scissors or rotary cutter

pins /  iron

double wide bias tape 

cotton woven fabric scraps adding up to 9" square

Insul Bright batting

wool - I use Mary Flanagan wool that comes in beautiful colors and patterns 

1. Cut your cotton woven fabric scraps into 3" squares.  I used 3 different patterns/colors. 

2. Arrange your squares into the design you would like for the top part of the trivet. 

3.  Once you decide on your design, take 2 squares and lay them face to face, pin them and sew 1/4" seam allowance on one side. 

5. Remove the pins and with a hot iron and the back side facing up, press the seam to the darker fabric side. 

6.  Arrange your pieces again into your desired design.  You can see in my photo I sewed 6 pieces together to create 3 2 patch blocks.  My design is 3 swatches across, 2 are sewn and the 3rd isn't.  Now I will sew a third square onto each row of 2.

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Continue this step with the other 2 rows of 2 squares each and this will complete your trivet top.

Next Friday will be part 2 of this tutorial and I will show you how to make your quilt sandwich and  complete the trivet. 

Have a great weekend! And please ask any questions or comments below!

Tracey

www.traceytoole.etsy.com

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Friday Finds- Autumn

print by Joseph DeAiro Designs - Autumn Stream

print by Joseph DeAiro Designs - Autumn Stream

Happy Halloween! If you haven't purchased or made your Halloween costume you better get a move on.  However, the autumn season is in full swing.  Here are some beautiful items to make you look and feel good

Hand dyed organic cotton canvas pouch by  Katrin Reifeiss

Hand dyed organic cotton canvas pouch by Katrin Reifeiss

Italian wool knitted into a beautiful lace shawl.  Perfect for these chilly afternoons.

The Vermont Shawl by Knitting Guru

The Vermont Shawl by Knitting Guru

Etsy NY has no shortage of jewelry designers.  Wood and leather earrings from Rebel Ideal.

Wood and leather earrings by Rebel Ideal

Wood and leather earrings by Rebel Ideal

Wearable art by Pauletta

Wearable art by Pauletta

Not too many days left when we can wear an open collar and show off beautiful stones.  Pauletta on Etsy turns art into something wearable. 

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Tracey

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Friday's Fab 5 Finds: Autumn

Doo Daa Studio

Doo Daa Studio

Finally the sun is out in NYC!  For the past two days we have had rain and gloom.  I thought I was living back in Portland, Oregon where I spent about 7 years.  Leaves have fallen, the streets are speckled with red, yellow and orange confetti.  Autumn is here.  To celebrate I thought I would post some local autumnal items of interest.

Harvest Cowl from Modern Fibre

Harvest Cowl from Modern Fibre

from Knitting Guru, a crocheted flower ring

from Knitting Guru, a crocheted flower ring

Apple onesie from the African Llama

Apple onesie from the African Llama

From Minerva Knits a pumpkin hoodie

From Minerva Knits a pumpkin hoodie

Keep your head warm, your neck cozy and look good doing it!

Have a great weekend!

Tracey

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