Fat Quarter Gang - Tea Time Trivet by i heart linen
June 10, 2013
Rashida here, checking in for the very last Fat Quarter Gang post!! Booooooo. So sad, but it's been so fantastically fun, no? I know you're thinking, "why does it have to end?"
Well, while you're pondering it how about a super cute, quick, easy project to soothe the sorrow in your heart? A sweet little for your tea pot to rest it's warm little bottom on. Ready? Let's do this thang!
FINISHED SIZE - 8" x8"
- 4 gorgeous fat quarters from Art Gallery Fabrics
- Linen scraps
- High Loft Polyester Batting
- 4 Felted Balls
- Coordinating Embroidery Thread
- Matching Thread
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Acrylic Ruler
Patchwork - Cut two 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares from each fat quarter
Cut eight 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares from linen
Backing Fabric - Cut one 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" square
Batting - Cut two 10" squares
Place your 16 squares in front of you right side up and decide how you'd like them to be laid out.
Stich one cotton square to one linen square forming 8 pairs. Press the seams open.
Next place two pairs, right sides together and stich along the length to form a wee block. Repeat with the remaining pairs. You will have 4 sections. Press all the seams open. Finally stitch all of the sections together to form one 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" block. Press the seams open.
Next, form a sandwich using the batting, patchwork right side up, and backing piece right side down in that order. Starting and ending with a backstitch, stitch all the way around the perimeter of the square through all of the layers. Be sure to leave an opening for turning! Trim away the excess batting, clip the corners and turn right side out. Push the corners out with a knitting needle or some similiar pointy thingy. Don't close that opening yet! We have to do the fun part first!
Now grab your felt balls and your embroidery thread. Thread your needle and tie a secure knot on the end of the embroidery thread. From the inside of the trivet pull the threaded needle through one of the corners to the outside. Grab a felted ball and insert the needle just a wee bit as shown in the photo below and pull the thread all the way through.
Move the ball to the corner of the trivet, push the needle back through the corner to the wrong side of the trivet. You can repeat this one more time (or not) and then secure the ball with a knot on the wrong side of the trivet. Repeat this with the remaining corners and felt balls. Blindstitch the opening of the trivet closed.
Finally, handstitch some tufting or quilt your little trivet to your hearts desire and you're all set! Tea time!
I'm a tea sort of girl, but will indulge in some coffee whenever I feel a need for a pick me up. Are you Team Tea or Team Coffee?
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Now, normally I would say "Til next week" but alas, this is the last Fat Quarter Gang post. We do have some new projects we are working on, so fret not, we will give you more tutorials soon!
So with that I sign off....
Til next time,
The Fat Quarter Gang and AGF!