* leftover hexagon trivets

Posted on January 15th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

I had some hexagons left over from the art project, and Becket suggested I use them to make something for the kitchen since the wall in question is right above the kitchen.  As it happens, a few of the extras were cut from the same fabric as I used for my cork board, which also hangs in my kitchen.

I decided to make trivets since the hexagons are a tad too big for potholders, but a nice generous size for a large pot or dish.  I just sandwiched Insul-Bright (which is admittedly weirdly crinkly stuff, but I’m trying to use up the piece of it that I have) between two of the hexagons, one gingham and one hexagon-print, and machine quilted them all together.  I used the hexagon pattern as a quilting guide, sewing in all the outlines.  After quilting, I trimmed the edges even and then sewed on orange binding with a zigzag stitch.  I was pretty sloppy on the first one, using my standard zigzag-on-and-hope-you-catch-both-sides approach.  Conveniently, later that day I randomly came across a post on how to properly miter corners by Smashed Peas and Carrots, so the second one turned out nicer.  The right way doesn’t even take that much longer than the sloppy way.


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