09 Nov Hot Pad Tutorial
This hot pad was designed to fit a 9″ x 13″ pan and made thick to protect countertops and tables. The directions are for a hot pad with one fabric on each side. Notes on how I did the evergreen tree will follow at the end.
- two 10½” x 15½” pieces of different fabrics (A for top, B for back)
- one 10½” x 15½” piece of lining fabric (will not show)
- two 10½” x 15½” pieces of batting
- one 10½” x 15½” piece of InsulBright batting
1. Layer Fabric A, one piece of regular batting and the lining fabric together and quilt with diagonal lines or as desired to make a mini quilt.
2. Layer as follows, aligning raw edges, with (a) on the bottom:
b. regular batting
c. quilted A right side up
d. B right side down
3. Stitch a ½” seam around all edges, leaving a 4” turning opening on one of the long sides.
4. Trim corners and trim batting as close to seam as possible.
5. Turn entire hot pad right side out.
6. Tuck raw edges of opening inside, press. Pin in place, if desired.
7. Topstitch ⅛” from edge through all layers.
For the tree, I drew an 8″ x 10″ rectangle on the paper side of a piece of fusible web. I made a mark at the center of the 8″ side and drew diagonal lines from the mark to each lower corner. I fused the web to the back of the tree fabric and cut it out. The trunk or stand is 1″ x 1 1/2″, but I cut it about 1″ x 1 3/4″ so I could slip a little of it under the edge of the tree. I placed the tip of the tree 2″ below the top edge of the background fabric.
That’s it! I hope you have fun making some of these and giving them as gifts!