25 + Quilted Hot Pads

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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.


insul bright batting

cute fabric or mile a minute fabric – pick it up at Connecting threads or Fat Quarter Shop

Supplies you may need:

25 + Quilted Hot Pads

Quilt as you go hot pads

Microwave bowl- don’t pinch the sides and you have a great hot pad!

Bird hot pad

Hot Pad using your fabric scraps

Single Fabric hot pad- super simple!

Easy Hot Pad – practice your machine quilting!

Herringbone Hotpad tutorial

hot pad or trivet tutorial with quilt blocks / patchwork posse

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

Quilted Hexagon Hot Pad

Hexie Hot Pads

Long hot pad

Holiday Hot Pad

Squeezy Potholder

Triangle Pieces pad

Scented hotpads

Heart shaped potholders

Printed recipe on the hotpad

Round potholder – use your quilt blocks!

Strawberries- make them larger for a hotpad!

Circle with pockets

Recycled Hot pads and potholders

Chicken hot pad pinchers – too cute!

Quilted leaf potholders

Magic squares hot pads

Cathedral window – larger hotpads

Twisted mug rugs- make a bit bigger for the hotpad version

quilted hot pads you can sew today

Ready to try something different with your orphan quilt blocks?! 

Over 52 Orphan Quilt Block Ideas and Tutorials | patchwork posse

What’s your favorite kind of hot pad to use or sew up?


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