Sweeten up your kitchen decor with stylish
trivets stitched in-the-hoop! An insulated layer between pretty
fabrics and embroidered details makes a unique kitchen accessory
that's perfect for gifts. We'll show you step-by-step how to create
your own in-the-hoop trivets!
To create your applique trivet you'll need:
First, print the
dieline files that come with your design. This file will always have "DL" in the
here for instructions on how to print or stitch dieline templates.)
To begin preparing the fabric pieces, spray one side of a piece of Insul-bright
with temporary adhesive. Smooth the Insul-bright onto the wrong side
of the back fabric piece.
Then spray the back side of the printed back piece
dieline with temporary adhesive, and smooth it onto the right side of
the back fabric.
Next spray the back of all of the remaining
paper dielines with temporary adhesive. Then smooth them onto the
right side of the appropriate fabrics. These should only be fabric,
and should not have Insul-bright on the back.
Cut out all of the dieline pieces and remove the
Once all the fabric pieces are cut to the correct
shapes, it's time to embroider the design.
Hoop a piece of tear-away
stabilizer. Madeira E-Zee 1.5 oz or Floriani Tearaway Medium are good
choices. Those brands are more fibrous, less like paper, and is likely
to tear cleanly.
Attach the hoop to the machine, and load the
embroidery file (not the dieline files).
Use a 75/11 sharp sewing needle
instead of an embroidery needle. The sharp sewing needle has a finer
point, and it will make smaller perforations in the stabilizer.
Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider
will be a dieline (or outline stitch). This marks the area on the
stabilizer where the fabric piece will be placed.
After the dieline has sewn, remove the hoop from
the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Lightly spray the
back side of the first fabric piece with temporary adhesive and
place the fabric piece inside of the dieline.
Return the hoop to the machine. A tackdown will
stitch and hold the fabric piece in place for the remainder of the
Continue to follow the color change sheet, and
place each fabric piece inside its dieline before sewing its
tackdown step. Different trivets have different fabric pieces, so
look at the color change sheet carefully.
Once all the front fabric pieces (not the back side
with the Insul-bright) are tacked down into place, embroider all the
Make sure to stop before sewing the "back piece tackdown"
Remove the hoop from the machine, and turn it
over so the back side of the embroidery is facing up. Lightly spray
the back side of the back fabric piece with temporary adhesive and
place the fabric piece inside the dieline.
As all the bobbin stitching from here on out will be
seen from both sides, wind bobbins to match the remaining thread colors
used in the design, so the bobbin always matches the top thread.
Place the bobbin into the machine so the bobbin
matches the top thread. Follow the color change sheet to embroider the
rest of the color change steps.
Once the embroidery is finished, carefully tear
the excess stabilizer away from the outside of the trivet.