Quick Sewing Projects: Christmas Trivets

Quick sewing projects

This is a great project for beginner sewers or those looking for quick sewing projects!

There are so many fun fabrics out there for the holidays and some things are easy to do using just basic skills. I don’t know about you, but I never seem to have enough trivets at large holiday meals. My husband and I both come from large families (by today’s standard anyway) and add our children, spouses and grandchildren and our table expands to seat 15-20 at any given holiday. Of course everyone likes something
different for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner so the number of dishes is abundant.

We know how blessed we are to have a group at dinner and to have a selection of goodies, but I am always scraping the bottom of the drawer when looking for trivets to put hot dishes on.

So today we will show you how to make use of the fun fabrics to create you own hot
dish holder in less than no time. At my local fabric store I found a fabric that I could cut
apart and use individually (or fussy cut). You could also choose to purchase fabric with panels on it specifically for projects like this.

Then I went to the remnant table and found some contrast fabric. All the Christmas fabric is now 50% off so that is an added bonus. I also purchased a piece of Insul-Bright. This is specially made insulating fabric for pot holders, trivets and the like.

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The remnant table or basket is where end of the bolt is rolled and sold when it gets to small to go back on the bolt. The big benefit? It is usually sold at a 50 percent discount.

I cut my backing and insulating fabric the same size as my picture fabric.

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Then just layer them with the wrong sides of the top and backing fabric together with the insulating in between.

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I use quilt binding to enclose the edges and sew all three layers together. Attach the
binding to both sides, trim.

quick sewing projectsquick sewing projectsThen attach to the top and bottom turning under at the edges.

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I also added a row of stitching around the outside of my finished rectangle to finish it up.

So in the end my stitching lines looked something like this-

quick sewing projectsPut on your table to hold your favorite hot dish or put a candle on it and use it as an
accent piece. Enjoy! Repeat with any seasonal fabric or trim you like.

easy projects for beginning sewersHappy Sewing,

Looking for another Christmas craft check out our Peppermint Coasters Tutorial:

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  • Jill November 6, 2012, 11:32 pm

    Cute trivets! That bargain Christmas fabric was a great find!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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    • onceuponasewingmachine November 7, 2012, 8:36 am

      Got to love a good sale!

  • kathleen babbitt July 23, 2013, 5:09 pm

    what a wonderful beginning for some one learning how to sew. I will keep this in my learning file. thanks. for sharing

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