2 - 8" Squares of Fabric for each trivet
Filling: Rice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Peppermint, Spearmint, or any other herb
you would like.
Fold down 1/4 inch on one side of each fabric folding right side towards
wrong side and iron flat creasing the fold.
Sew around 3 sides 1/4 inch leaving top (folded edges) unsewn
Iron all your stitches flat to set your stitches
Snip the two corners being sure not to go too close to the stitched line
Turn right sides out and press all edges flat
Fold in half and iron crease in center of block
Stitch down the center to form two pockets
Then Fold outside edge to center sewn line and iron crease in doing the
same on the other side until you have two creases in your block
Sew down both creases and you now have 4 pockets - be sure to iron your
block flat to set your stitches
your ready for filling...
Rice, and scented herbs you want together and add about a 1/2 cup to the
block by using a funnel and adding equal portions of the 1/2 cup to each
pocket. This should fill your pockets about 1/2 full (you do not want
to over fill or your hot pot you set on the trivet will be off balance
and could tip.
Now stitch along top being sure folded edges are folded in and this will
seal the trivet Turning the block to the bottom edge and moving filling
towards opposite edge stitch along the edge so that the top and bottom
of your trivet have the same stitching and no one will notice that the
top edge was not slip stitched shut. It will look like it is part of the
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together 3 or 4 and tie with a pretty bow and you have a great smelling
gift that will keep on giving off sent every time a hot pot is set on