My cousin Randy asked me if I ever make hot pads or oven potholders? He said he doesn't like the glove style oven mitts. So I decided to make Randy a hot pad for this week's Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday.
I cut a piece of heat resistant batting in a 9 inch square.
Then I cut the backing fabric in the green tye dye fabric about 12 inches square. I wanted to make sure it was at least 1 1/2 inches larger on all four sides. Place the backing fabric with the wrong side of the fabric up against the batting.
Then I just grabbed some strips from my strip drawer. Some were 1 inch wide and some were 2 inches wide and some weren't even cut straight.
Follow along with the photo instructions....Place strips on batting with the pretty sides together and stitch. Then press open and flat. The add next strip and next strips until you have the batting covered.
|Hot pad/pot holder|
I stitched with a red thread, so you can see the stitching lines. Check the back to make sure it is laying out flat. If not press the back side out flat.
Flip is over so you can see the back stitching lines.
Snip all the loose threads!
Flip back to the front and with the rotary cutter trim
you have 1 1/4 inches on all four sides.
Press up one quarter inch all four sides.
Then bring the backing fabric up and over to the front. Pin at each corner after pressing.
I use a Zig Zag stitch as I feel it holds best and is forgiving if you don't sew perfectly straight. You could use an embroidery stitch also. See how I stitched the corners in the next photos.
You could use this method of quilting to make place mats and table runners. It gets a little tricky keeping the back flat the larger you make something.
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* NOTE: I am sharing a construction method for making a Hot Pad or Potholder. This is not a pattern and I did not get the pattern from somewhere else. I am just sharing how I do "quilt as you sew". Have fun making this sewing project. Any questions email me at Marcia@craftysewing.com.