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Quilted hot pads are great for making when you need a quick gift, or an update in the kitchen! They are perfect for using up scraps of fabric, trying a new technique or making in batches to have on hand for last minute needs.
There are a few things to know about making hot pads, trivets, or anything that you are picking up hot items with- it needs to protect you from the heat!
The best way to do that is to use insul bright batting, extra layers of regular batting or thicker fabric.
The hotpads with pockets add another layer of protection, but can be tricky to bind with all the extra layers.
Make sure you take the stitching slow, and possibly enlarge your stitch length so it doesn’t get stuck in the thickness.
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to the quilted hot pads- you can go larger for large baking dishes, pockets, hooks or loops, fun ric rac binding, ones that close or fold, fun shapes…etc.
I think the best part is that you can use leftover quilt blocks that have been orphaned, or your scraps of fabric.
One way to use your scraps is the Mile a minute way. For this, you’ll sew all your pieces together to make a larger one, and then cut it to the size you need. Super simple.
Supplies you may need:
- Rotary cutter or a new sharp blade
- Cutting Mat
- Quilt Ruler
- Sewing Machine – this brother is my favorite!
- Iron – here or here
- Seam Ripper – not my favorite thing to do!
25 + Quilted Hot Pads
Microwave bowl- don’t pinch the sides and you have a great hot pad!
Hot Pad using your fabric scraps
Single Fabric hot pad- super simple!
Easy Hot Pad – practice your machine quilting!
Large Trivet or hot pad – great for using a quilt block!
Quilted Patchwork Hot Pad – check out the rounded corners
Circle Hot Pad Tutorial – great for strips of fabric
Make a hotpad with a vintage quilt!
Applique Quilted Hot Pads – any applique will work for these
Color Block Quilted Hot Pads – any size for any occasion
Magic squares hot pads
Ready to try something different with your orphan quilt blocks?!
What’s your favorite kind of hot pad to use or sew up?