Scrappy Quilted Trivet {Week 9/52}

Welcome to Week 9 of the 52 Week Scrap Busting Challenge. How is everyone going with the scrap reduction process? Is your scrap tub looking a little more empty?

This week, I’m sharing a fun project… and I can almost guarantee that you won’t be able to stop at just making one of these lovelies. This week, I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make a Scrappy Quilted Trivet.

Scrappy Quilted Trivet - Blue (2)

They’re a fun project and will have you delving into your scrap tub for your favourite little 2” scraps of fabric. This past week, I moved into my new house (yay!) and my new dining table was delivered. The wood is very raw and I absolutely adore it. With 2 young ones, damage such as scrapes, scratches, rings etc will be inevitable, so I thought it was high time, to make some Scrappy Quilted Trivets… to prolong the inevitable.

To make a basic square trivet:
25 x 2” squares for the patchwork
9” square backing (I used a layer cake square)
9” square batting
Bias Binding (I made my own with other fabrics from my scrap tub, but premade is faster)
* Optional : Cotton ribbon for a tab. Being a collector, I can’t bear to throw out the cotton ribbon from my Moda Jelly Rolls and have now found the perfect use for it.

Scrappy Quilted Trivet Tutorial

Now that you’ve chosen your favourite 2” squares, you could arrange them on your mat into a lovely configuration, or you can do as I did and just sew them together to make a block with 5 squares across by 5 squares down.

Scrappy Quilted Trivet Block

Now, if I had planned my squares better, I wouldn’t have 2 of the same squares together – but hey – this adds to the scrappiness factor, right?

Sandwich the backing, batting and trivet top together and quilt as desired.

I decided to quilt 1/4” on either side of each seam. Straight line quilting. My nemesis!!

Scrappy Quilted Trivet - Rounded Edges Close

Place a small cup or a plate (or something else equally round) on each corner and trace around it.

Trim cut along this drawn line for some lovely rounded corners.
Sew the bias binding to the top of the quilted trivet, slowing down as you go around each edge and ensuring you’re leaving enough fabric to turn it over comfortably.

Scrappy Quilted Trivets Tutorial

If you are going to add some cotton ribbon for a tab, now is the time to sew it into the binding.

The the binding over the edge and slip stitch it to the back.
And then marvel at how cute this little trivet is…and go forth and make some more. I decided to make one trivet a little larger and it has become my favourite one.

Scrappy Quilted Trivet - 6 x 5

If you make a Scrappy Quilted Trivet (or three) and blog about it, please leave your URL in the linky below so we can come and visit your blog. Otherwise, share your pictures in the 52 Week Scrap Challenge Facebook Page or Samelia’s Mum Facebook Page. We would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see what you come up with.

Scrappy Quilted Trivet

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  1. You are coming up with some great scrap buster ideas! I haven't started yet but I will have heaps to make when I do!!!

    1. I'm pleased that you like them. Happy Scrap Busting!!

  2. So cute! I have a large bag full of 2" squares-- how handy! Meant to be.

    1. LOL - yes it was absolutely meant to be. Looking forward to seeing your scrappy quilted trivet (s)

  3. they look fantastic...

    1. Thank you. I'm very pleased with how they turned out and have already put them to use.

  4. they look fantastic...

  5. Just discovered your blog this morning - have already marked each of the scrap projects as I have 40 years worth! Have spent the last few months cutting up scraps into certain sizes, so this will make each of these projects easier. Each one is wonderful - can't wait for the one tomorrow (9/30)! Thank you for your creativity! Deb

  6. I loved this project too Anorina... I've used lots of my favourite little pieces of fabric in this one. Thank you!


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