Making : Hot pads

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A good friend of ours had her birthday this month, and even though she said she doesn’t have a birthday this year, we gave her a non-birthday present.

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They went to France few months ago so I thought I’d make her some pot holders with the Paris fabric I have from the quilts I made for Lucas and Siena (a post on that coming up) and the one I made for us.DSC_0004 copy

I sewed the strips together and added a bottom strip, to make it a little bigger, since the frame of those postcard-type fabric, wasn’t big enough.  I layered the top and the bottom with cotton batting and insulated lining (Insul-Bright.)

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I thought they turned out pretty cute, so I made some for us too.

DSC_0001 I used the rest of the frames I had and used the left over strips I had from the kids’ quilts.

DSC_0004 So they were all different, but look similar I think.

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I stitched it around the seams so the batting doesn’t move around, so a very simple quilt. And instead of binding I sewed the pieces inside out, and then turned it (making sure I sewed a ribbon for hanging them), and top stitched all the way around the edge to close the opening where I turned it right side out.


Pretty simple after all and it’s always fun to have something just made in the kitchen, that we use every day, and reminds us of our adventures.


2 thoughts on “Making : Hot pads

  1. Glendie February 16, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Other wonderful, imaginative projects, again and AGAIN!!!!!

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela February 16, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thanks Glendie. Trying to use up the fabrics I have! But the pile doesn’t seem to go down…. ever! 🙂

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