Making : Log cabin hot pads

Yesterday I had “a lot of hours” to myself, un-interrupted.  On the days before I thought what I should make, and after seeing Erin’s post at House on Hill Road, the other day, it inspired me.

It inspired me in a couple of ways.  First, that I need to clean my stash… mine doesn’t look as neat as the one in her picture! It’s a hazard area, I try to not look at, and pass it very quickly in case something jumps out at me or falls on my head.  It should be a hard hat only area, as far as I’m concerned.

Also, I’ve always wanted to learn to make log cabins.  I tried once many years ago, without reading any type of instructions, and tried by cutting the pieces ahead of time… well you can imagine how that went, since few years later I’ve done my second attempt.

But now, the combination of making something small, and useful and using up my stash, motivated me.


I took these fabrics from my stash that I found at the thrift store last year sometime. It was a chair cover, but I really liked the colors and design of the fabrics someone used.  I grabbed thinking it can work for something… you know.  That something, came to live yesterday.  DSC_0087-small

I cut 2-inch strips.  Sew them from the center… you know how log cabins should be sewn! I’ve read few books about how to do it, and it was much easier than guessing how to do it.


Sandwiched it with the heat insulated batting, another back fabric from our stash and stitched it in the ditch.



Oh… these scissors… I found them at our local fabric store at their check out table and I grabbed one.  Oh my.  So smooth, no need to put my fingers every single time I need to trim piece of thread or yarn… the best $1.99 I’ve spent lately.  I love them!


I think they look really cute!  And it was even better when they were in our kitchen and on our table being so helpful!


2 thoughts on “Making : Log cabin hot pads

  1. Monica March 1, 2013 / 5:22 am

    Como siempre ¡¡HERMOSO !! . y los géneros , para que decir lo bellos que son los estampados . Que novedosa la tijera , son similares a las que se usan para esquilar ( cortar le lana a las ovejas ) . ¿ Tienes una cuenta de los trabajos que has hecho con patchwork ? Besos

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela March 1, 2013 / 7:23 am

      Hola Mama. Gracias. Los generos de verdad que lindos, cierto? Por eso me los traje a la casa… pense que para algo servirian! Tengo mas. Ahora tengo que ver que mas puedo hacer con ellos.

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