Monday, June 14, 2010

Let's get a jump start on Christmas gifts 2010


I love using fabric trivets during the holidays.
I made this one using the 2 inch Mylar hexagon templates from Joann's fabrics but they can as easily be paper pieced.
Once I had the amount I was comfortable with, I added the insulite and backing and attached the hexagons on the sewing machine with a blanket stitch.I believe I used 61 hexies here. Of course you can use up your stash or make out of brand new fabric. I know everyone in blog land has been in saving money mode so these would be great. I also used some leftover Christmas binding I had.
These would make great Christmas gifts as a set or if you are up for the challenge make one for every month.
I would like to make a couple to gift my daughter and maybe a few harvest ones.

12 comments:

JustCindy said...

How pretty! You've given me another great idea.

Pat said...

What a great idea to make one for every month. Regarding the insulbrite, do you sew that in with the metallic part facing UP or facing DOWN? I have some but am not sure which way to face it in my projects....and I don't have any directions for it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Too cute to use Betsy! Love all the different holiday fabrics you used.

Yvette said...

Great idea!

Angie said...

Very pretty! and a great idea to place around the kitchen during the holiday. I would never bring myself to set something on such a nice trivet though! I can't believe it's June already!

SewCalGal said...

Very cute.

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aubirdwoman said...

what a super idea

Janet said...

That'a a great idea, thanks for sharing it. I'm having trouble getting to those xmas gifts, I seem to be busy doing all the birthday ones.

Debbie said...

very nice......

Hampers said...

Your Christmas gift looks great. Wish If you could share the tutorial to create one on your upcoming blog.

Rhonda said...

I love the Christmas colors.

Jean said...

Cute idea Betsy! You're going to make us get sewing christmas yet!