They Make Wonderful Gifts and Are Great for Scraps!
These charming patchwork trivets are sized to sit under casserole dishes. They’ll provide a pretty bit of color to your dinner table as well as protect the surface.
Scraps are perfect for these, as are 2 1/2″ mini charms, 5″ charm squares, and leftover 2 1/2″ jelly roll strips. Create a coordinated color theme or mix and match for colorful results.
Experienced quilters may not need a pattern, as the hot pads are simply pieced from 2 1/2″ squares. Layer them with a heat-resistant insulating material, such as Insul-Bright batting or silver ironing board fabric (plus at least one layer of cotton batting with either choice).
You may want to test for heat-proofing before you sew the layers together to make sure they’ll handle a dish straight from the oven. Once you know they’re fully heat-proof, bind them as you would any quilt.
Or, save yourself time by purchasing the inexpensive pattern. It includes a tested recommendation for heat-proofing, as well as a printable template for making tags with care instructions. These hot pads make great gifts and the tags are a nice finishing touch.
The completed trivets, designed by Mariesa Morgan of Ten Cow Quilts, are 10 1/2” x 14 1/2”.
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