Monday, March 18, 2013

Easy - Panel Hot Pads Tutorial

When focused on productivity, I love the opportunity to simplify and get more done in the amount of time I have. This tutorial shares a perfect way to make some super cute Hot Pads using a fabric panel that will produce a PILE in a hurry! Gotta love that!

Start by carefully cutting your blocks from our panel.
Also cut a backing and 2 layers of insulated fleece for each hot pad, using your block as a guide.
You could alternatively use only 1 layer of the insulated fleece and 1 layer of batting.
 Layer your stack... panel, fleece, fleece, backing.  
Pin your layers. Stitch or quilt the layers together as desired. This is easiest when using a Walking Foot or Even Feed Foot to help prevent bunching and sliding of your layers. 
 Trim the edges of your now quilted pad evenly.
 Either using your own handmade or pre-made bias tape, pin the bias binding around the edge of your hot pad, leaving a little extra overlap where they two ends meet. 
Stitch your binding in place, turning the raw edge in at the end.   
If you have any extra small pieces of binding, you can use them to add a hanger to the backside of your Hot Pad.
There you have it! 
A quick and easy way to have a stack of adorable and unique handmade hot pads in no time!
There's plenty of time to participate in our March Project and I invite you to join in!
Feel great about giving back while doing something you love....while encouraging those that are serving others at the same time!

Oh!!! And if you could use supplies to help you with your sewing for this month's project, this is the last day to enter our giveaway for a bundle that includes one of the panels pictured, a package of insul-fleece and some extra fabrics for backing. Enter here! 


Unknown said...

Really nice job!
I think that your hot pads are so colourful and fun!
Tx for sharing!

Adrianne Surian said...

Oh, so sweet and simple! Great tutorial, Kristy!

Meems Seams said...

I am in the process of making oven mitts and was wondering if I could use an extra layer of insul-bright instead of a layer of batting (I don't have any on hand)? Thoughts? Thanks!

cre8ivesky said...

So simple and so cute- adorable panels you chose! I'm forever attracted to gingham :) Pinned as well :)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

You can't get a project that's any faster than that, Kristy. They look great!!!

Kristin said...

So cute! I love the Holly Hobbie look. Brings back memories. LOL

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