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Quilted Trivet Sewing Pattern

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As promised in our pot holder pattern, here’s the quilted trivet sewing pattern you’ve been waiting for. Since the supplies required are affordable and the instructions are simple to follow, it’s the perfect project for those who are starting to explore the sewing world.

The different names of a kitchen hot pad, such as pot holders and trivets, may confuse many people. Essentially, they all serve one purpose: protection against hot pots and pans. However, trivets are typically placed on the table to protect countertops, while pot holders offer a layer of protection for your hands when you handle hot dishes. They come in various sizes and materials, but in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a fabric trivet.

how to sew round trivet

You can replicate this fabric trivet easily with the free template. It provides an accurate measurement for the finished trivet to be 8” (diameter). If you want to create a smaller or larger hot pad, you may alter the measurements accordingly. Check out the free pattern for the cone pot holder and quilted oven mitten if you’re interested in making a set of matching kitchen accessories. It’s a great hostess gift idea for those who love to cook or as a housewarming gift.

how to sew quilted trivet


You’ll need to prepare some pre-washed fabric with the print of your choice; you may use scraps of fabrics left-over from your sewing projects or buy yourself some lovely fabrics of your choice. You will need at least 2 pcs. of 9″ squares of cotton fabrics if you are using scraps, and a 30″ long of 1.5″ bias strip, again, you can use scraps too if you have the extra or maybe join pieces of fabrics to make up for the length. I am sure a scrappy quilted trivet will add so much character to the table. Otherwise, get at least a fat quarter size of each print if you are buying new fabrics.

Other materials that you will need are insulated batting that is heat-resistant, normal quilt batting as an extra layer of protection, and the round 8″ trivet sewing pattern (or you can draw the circle of your desired size). This fun project doesn’t require fancy tools, just some common sewing supplies such as sewing threads, needles, pins, scissors, an iron, a pen, a bias tape marker, and a sewing machine. 

You can choose to hand-sew if you don’t have a machine at home. Though if you’re ready to invest in one, check out our guide to choosing the best sewing machine for you. A printer would also be handy as you need to print out the round trivet pattern as a template.

easy trivet sewing pattern


Once you’ve washed your fabric and prepared the supplies for the quilted hot pads, it’s time to start sewing them! Essentially, you’ll be sandwiching the layers of batting inside the two pieces of fabric (remember to have the right sides of the fabric facing outwards). Then, secure the materials with pins and place them on top of the trivet template to prepare them for cutting. Set them aside and make the bias tapes for binding and the hanging loop. 

Returning to the pile of fabrics, we will be sewing them together using the diagonal line method for a clean and sleek outlook. It’s one of the easiest ways to stitch the fabric, but feel free to choose any other quilting lines you prefer. Next, we’ll guide you through connecting the hanging loop to the base and binding the raw edges. 

trivet pot holder

There you have it, your first handmade trivet! Another way to customize these quilted hot pads is by using random scraps of fabric instead of the same print. It’ll be an interesting way to create a patchwork trivet. Even though this does require more skills and is more suitable for those familiar with sewing techniques, it’s a beautiful idea to try out. Otherwise, you can use different prints for the front and back of the trivet, as we did to create a contrast. Happy Sewing!


how to sew hot pad

Quilted Trivet Sewing Pattern

Yield: 8" Quilted Trivet
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $1 - $5

Learn how to make an easy round quilted trivet with our detailed sewing instructions. A great hostess gift idea for those who love to cook or as a housewarming gift.

Dimension: 8 inches diameter (excluding the loop)

Enjoy sewing them!

Download and print the SEWING PATTERN for drawing the fabric separately.


  • Top Fabric, 9″ x 9″, pre-washed
  • Bottom Fabric, 9″ x 9″, pre-washed
  • Insulated Batting, 9″ x 9″ (we used insul-Bright)
  • Normal quilt batting, 9″ x 9″ (optional, we used it because we want our trivet thicker and loftier)
  • Bias Strip, 1.5" x 30". (We use the same fabric as the Bottom Fabric)
  • Round Trivet Sewing Pattern (seam allowance included)


  • Sewing threads, needles, pins and scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
  • Pen Or Fabric Marker
  • Printer and card or paper in letter size
  • Bias Tape Maker, 3/4"


    1. Get ready all the materials listed above, including a printed trivet pattern.
      Stack the fabrics and batting in the following arrangement (from bottom to top):
      a - Bottom fabric (right side facing down)
      b - Optional quilting batting
      c - Insulated batting
      d - Top fabric (right side facing up)
      Pin them together
      Place the paper template on them and trace the outline with a pen or marker.
      how to sew trivet
    2. To make the bias tape for binding and hanging loop, cut a piece of 1 ½ x 30" fabric in biased grain. Use the bias tape maker and iron to fold ¼" of fabric from the edge lengthwise.
      For the hanging loop, cut 4" from the total length, fold and sew the biased tape to ¼" near the edge along the lengthwise of the biased tape.
      how to sew bias tape
    3. Come back to the pile of fabrics we have just stacked; Quilting the pieces with your favorite quilting pattern. We prefer a simple and easy design, so we sew diagonal lines 1" apart. If you have a walking foot attachment on your sewing machine, use it for quilting this type of straight lines design so that both top and bottom fabrics "walk" together in the sewing feed.
      Cut the round trivet along the tracing line with a pair of scissors.
    4. Attach the hanging loop to the bottom of the trivet with the following steps:
      - fold the biased tape in half.
      - align and place the ends on the seam allowance at the bottom side of the trivet, with the ends aligned to the raw edges.
      - stitch the ends on the seam allowance to secure their positions.
      - if you have a label, you may sew it on in a similar manner at your desired place along the raw edges.
      how to sew quilted trivet
    5. Bind the raw edges of the trivet with the bias tape you have made with the following steps:
      Starting at 1" from the end, begin to align the bias tape along the raw edges of the trivet with the right side together.
      You may pin before sewing or sew without pinning. Sew at ¼" around until you are at 2" away from the starting point.
      how to sew border with bias tape
    6. Pin the bias tape until the ends meet, and mark the position .of the seam joint by either finger pressing a fold line or using a fabric marker to draw a line on each end.
      how to bind with bias tape
    7. Sew the ends of the bias tape together. Trim and press the seam flat.
      Continue to sew the biased tape to complete the round.
      how to bind edge with bias tape
    8. To finish off the sewing binding, fold the tape over and stitch it to the front. There are 2 ways and depending on your preference.
      Option 1: Hand Sew - Slip stitch the bias tape to the top fabric along the stitch line from the bottom. It is a slow process, but it gives a fine stitching end result.
      Option 2: Machine Sew - Align the edge of the bias tape slightly over the stitching line from the bottom, then sew near the edge. It is a quicker option, but you might need a little skill to get it done nicely.
      how to sew hot pad
    9. This is what the quilted trivet looks like from the bottom.
      easy hot pad sewing

    Sew them in various colors for different themes and designs. We also sew a matching Cone Pot Holder to make them a set. With two pot holders and a trivet, they are simply a perfect gift set for friends.

    trivet pot holder


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