Friday, September 30, 2011

Quilted Trivet Tutorial

It's been a busy few days. This tutorial is a couple of days later than I had planned, but here it is all finished. I used the scraps I had leftover from the Indian Summer wallhanging I did for the Moda Bake Shop. This trivet is 10" square and it's a great way to use up some of your scraps.

Quilted Trivet Tutorial
By Kim Sherrod
Finished Size: 10" square


Pinwheel Block
2 - 2 7/8" squares dark fabric
2 - 2 7/8" squares light fabric
1st Border: 2 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2", 2 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" light fabrics
2nd Border: 16 - 2 1/2" squares, assorted dark fabrics
Binding: 1 - 2 1/4" strip light fabric
Backing: 14" square coordinating fabric


1. Cut the pinwheel squares in half on the diagonal. Place one light and one dark triangle together and sew to make a half square triangle. Repeat for the remaining light and dark triangles. You will have 4 half square triangles.

2. Sew the half square triangles together to form a pinwheel block. See image below for placement. Press and trim if necessary. 

3. Take the 1 1/2" x 4" 1st border strips and sew them to the left and right side of the pinwheel block. Press seams toward the borders. Take the 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips and sew them to the top and bottom of the pinwheel block. Press.

4. Sew 3 - 2 1/2" squares together to form the left an right side of the 2nd border strip.

5. Sew the above two rows to the left and right side of the pinwheel top. Press seams towards border.

6. Sew 5 - 2 1/2" squares together to form the top and bottom of the 2nd border strip.

7. Sew the above rows to the top and bottom of pinwheel top. Press seams towards border.
Square up the quilt top if necessary.

8. Layer quilt top, batting and backing together. Quilt as desired. Bind using your favorite binding method.

This is quick to put together and make a nice gift especially with the holidays coming up. Hope you've enjoyed my tutorial.

I am linking this tutorial to: amylouwho, confessions of a fabric addict


Unknown said...

This is so nice! Love it. Thanks for the tutorial and photos.

Diane said...

This is adorable! Thanks for providing the great tutorial... holidays are coming and everyone can use a quick cute project.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

How neat! Love the combination of colors and fabrics!
Quilting by the River

Heather said...

Love the colors you used! This would make a perfect candle mat, too. Great gift idea!

Candied Fabrics said...

Love the colors - very French Provincial!

Rebecca said...

What a great gift idea!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Very clear tutorial! Lovely pictures. I love when you can SEE what you are doing in a tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing!

Paulette said...

Nice tutorial! I've been making lots of these little things myself this past week. Aren't they fun?

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful little trivet, and a great tutorial!! Whoop whoop!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Gotta love pinwheels! Great little trivet. Thanks for sharing your tutorial:)

Unknown said...

superbe !!!!!!!!
félicitations !!!!!!!
c'est un ouvrage de très bon goût
amitiés de France

Unknown said...

Thanks so much: this is wonderful!