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Monday, April 16, 2012


If you’re like me, you never have enough hot pads, especially when you’ve cooked up a huge spread for company. Here’s a quick way to increase your hot pad supply and use up some of your fabric scraps. -- AP

8-1/2” x 8-1/2” cotton fabric (sample uses red/ecru homespun gingham check
8-1/2” x 8-1/2” quilted fabric (sample uses quilted muslin)
two 7-1/4” x 7-1/4” pieces batting
6” x 6” contrasting fabric (sample uses blue ticking)
DMC #12 ecru Perle cotton
6” x 6” iron-on adhesive
straight pins
embroidery needle
Press under 1/4” around perimeter of cotton fabric square and quilted fabric square.

Print the heart pattern, enlarging the heart to 4-3/4" wide. Trace the heart onto the paper backing of the iron-on adhesive.

Following manufacturer’s directions, apply iron-on adhesive to wrong side of heart fabric. Cut out the heart. Peel away paper backing. Position heart in one corner of cotton fabric, 3/4” from edges. Iron in place, following manufacturer’s directions.

With quilted fabric on bottom, sandwich batting between wrong sides of both pieces of fabric. Pin together, matching outer edges.

Using the Perle cotton, stitch around the perimeter in blanket stitch. Quilt 1/8” around the heart.


Jane R said...

Very cute. Since I can never throw out scraps of material, this would be a great way to use up my supply. If the pad is going to be used as a coaster for hot drinks, maybe some lavender, herbs, etc could be placed inside. That would provide a lovely scent when the heat of the mug comes in contact with it. And by way, I especially like the mug that is sitting on the hot pad!!


Great suggestion, Jane! And yes, I especially like that mug, too! :-D

Liz V. said...

Just scorched one. Great replacement idea.