qayg scrappy trivets {a tutorial}

I'd like to share a super simple scrappy project with you today.

Don't these scrappy trivets/ snack mats look fun? And you know what? All you need to make them are some fabric scraps, leftover batting, backing fabric, and just a little bit of time.

Each trivet finishes at 8" square and I absolutely love how they all turned out (I do have to admit gray and gray and mustard ones are my favorites, though).

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Here's a quick how to in case you'd like to make a few of these yourselves.

To make one 8" trivet you will need:
scraps (either random ones or separated by color)
two 10" squares of batting (use cotton only, or you could use one batting and one Insul-Bright if you want your trivet to be heat proof)
10" square of backing fabric

1. Sort and press your scraps.

2. Make one approximately 10" qayg block using one batting square and assortment of scraps and following this tutorial.

3. Trim your finished block to 8.5" square. (I usually draw an 8.5" square on the block and use 1/8" seam allowance to stitch inside the perimeter of  the drawn square to secure my quilting stitches before cutting out the square). Cut your square out.


4. Lay remaining batting (or Insul Bright) square on a flat surface. Place backing fabric right side up on top, then place finished block right side down. Align the edges, pin all the way around.

5. Use 1/4" seam allowance and stitch all the way around the perimeter of your trivet "sandwich" making sure to leave about 3" opening in one side for turning. Clip the corners, press the seams open.

6. Turn your trivet right side out through the opening, push the corners out, smooth out the edges, press. Clip/ pin the opening closed.

7. Use 1/8" seam allowance to stitch all the way around the perimeter of your trivet (you'll stitch the opening closed as you sew). Backstitch at the end. Trim any stray threads, press, and you're finished.

Super easy, wasn't it? And such great fun to use up some scraps. 

I hope you give these trivets a try. And, as always, if you make a project using any of my tutorials please add it to my Flickr group or use #sotakhandmade if posting on IG. I love seeing all your amazing creations.

Happy Monday, friends! Svetlana