So, how do I make the tea pot trivets?
|CUT TWO SQUARES 10" - 100% cotton fabrics|
|DRAW A LINE 1/2" FROM TOP EDGE, MARK|
IT ON THE RIGHT SIDE - DO THIS
ON BOTH PIECES OF FABRIC- I USE A LEAD PENCIL
|PRESS OVER EACH TOP EDGE, USING THE PENCIL MARK|
TO FOLD OVER TO
|PIN THE TWO PIECES RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, STITCH AROUND USING|
A 1/2" SEAM ALLOWANCE.......LEAVING
THE TOP EDGE OPEN
|TRIM THE TWO BOTTOM CORNERS|
|TURN RIGHT SIDES OUT, POKE OUT THE TWO BOTTOM CORNERS|
|GIVE IT A PRESS. IT SHOULD NOW MEASURE ROUGHLY 9" SQUARE|
|MARK STITCHING LINES AT 1-1/2" INTERVALS|
USE EITHER A LEAD PENCIL OR BLUE WASH OUT PEN BUT
YOU NEED TO WASH THAT OUT PRIOR TO FILLING
Note: IF YOUR SQUARE IS NOT 9", ADJUST YOUR CHANNEL MEASUREMENTS.
|STITCH A 1/4" TOPSTITCH ALONG BOTTOM EDGE|
|STITCH DOWN THE LINES, TOP STITCHING TOP AND BOTTOM WELL|
|PLACE WHITE RICE AND CLOVES IN A LARGE BOWL|
|AND HERE IS YOUR FINISHED TRIVET - FRONT|
I do not make these to be used as heat packs although if you did not fill them as full as I do and you leave out the cloves, they could be used like that. Personally I do not like to add any oils like lavender.... a heat pack is meant to be placed in the Microwave Oven and lavender or any of those "feel good" oils can overheat and burn.
Of course this does not have to be a tea pot trivet! you can use this on your dining table to set a hot casserole dish on.
Cheers from Helen