This tutorial on how to make a fat quarter trivet is simple to create and makes a great house warming gift.
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A fat quarter is a quilting term which typically describes a 1/4 yard of fabric cut in a 18 by 22 rectangle. This cut is often perfect for cutting pieces to quilt. It's a great sample size and similar, though larger, than quilting squares or charm packs, fat quarters can be bought separate, or in fabric collection bundles.
Fat Quarter Trivet
I picked this pretty sample fat quarter when I purchased fabric for the post on bowl covers. I thought it would make a great casserole trivet, because if you fold it in half, it measures 11 by 18 inches.
The process is pretty much the same as the one I posted on how to make pot holders. Just fold the fat quarter in half, with right sides together. Then cut a piece of cotton batting and Insul-Bright the same size as the folded fat quarter, or 11 by 18 inches.
Sew them together, leaving 3 inches for turning. Turn right side out.
Press the raw edges under, pin, and sew a quarter inch top seam around all edges.
You could use it like this.
However, I think it looks a lot more polished with the extra quilted lines, spaced evenly from one edge to the other.
Wouldn't this make a great present for someone? You can easily pick up some wooden spoons from the dollar store.
Tie them up together and bring them to a new neighbor's house, complete with a delicious homemade casserole. In addition, this would make a nice hostess gift at any time of year. You could replace the wooden spoons with a nice bottle of wine too. A great way to use a beautiful piece of fabric.
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