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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wearin-O-the Green - Trivet Tuxedo

Well, it's that time again. With St Patty's day right around the corner, our Trivet Tux is going to get us ready to celebrate the season.

For this one we are going to need only 2 fabrics. Your background (mine is black) and some green. This is truly one of those scrap box finds for the green. I had a piece that was only about 3" x 12" and I have leftovers!  :-)  That always makes me happy! This block is called the Rolling Stone.

 From your background you need to cut:

8 -  1 7/8" squares (cut these once on the diagonal)
4 -  1 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares
1 -  2 1/2" square

for your Green you need to cut:

4 -  2" squares
4 -  1 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares

You can see the layout for our sewing. The hardest part to piece is the corner triangles. If you take them step at a time, you will have no problems. I find it easier to line up my pieces so they are straight if I take the time to fold each piece in half and finger press them. That way everything goes where you need them to go.

Stitch 2 opposing sides first and press open before you sew the other 2.

Once you get them all stitched and pressed open trim to a 2 1/2" square. Notice on mine, that I have a directional print. Keep that in mind,if needed, as you sew your block together. I rotated my squares to face each other.
This block finished to 6 1/2" and if your using a 6" tile, your going to want to add a sashing around it to make it a 7" block. I cut 1" strips to bump mine out. It was easier to make it a little larger and trim it down than work with a strip that was any smaller.

So here you have it. A St Patty's day Tuxedo! Enjoy and keep that Green Beer consumption under control!
:-)  :-)


  1. What a great use for leftover scraps - what did you use as the batt? was it heat resistant? if so where did you source it from - I want to make something similiar and don't know where to get a heat resistant batt. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Yay! Hoping to make mine this weekend!

  3. Diddly dee...I love the green :P

  4. Cute trivet cover. That reminds me, I need to find my Guiness Irish Brownie recipe!

  5. How cool is that?? If I have time left from all my other commitments, I'll have to try this. Great for the "wearin' of the green" day or change the color and you have a great gift for a new holiday. Thanks for the neat tutorial.

  6. Done:-) Thank Joan!



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