Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I made these hot pads for a swap at CNJMQG last evening which I could not attend. This is the second meeting I have missed in a row. Arrgh!!! It's the year end and things are increasingly busy at work. This has made it difficult to leave work to make it from NYC to Pennington, NJ in time for the guild meeting. Oh well, shall catch up via blog updates. 

I made my first set of hot pads about a year ago as a Thanksgiving gift. Decided it was time to make another set keeping with the holiday theme. I increased the level of difficulty this time around and came up with this set.

I used a commercially bought potholder as a reference guide to make these. It's pretty quick to make.

You will need 
  • quilting fabric: 8.5" x 8.5" and 8.5" x 5.5" pieces
  • cotton duck cloth:  8.5" x 8.5" and 8.5" x 5.5" pieces
  • cotton batting: 2 pieces of 8.5" x 8.5", 2 pieces of 8.5" x 5.5"
  • thermal insul: 8.5" x 8.5"
  • 2.5" x 40" quilting fabric for binding
Create a 8.5" x 8.5" quilt sandwich with duck cloth, 1 pieces of batting, thermal insul, the second of piece of batting and quilt fabric.

Create a 8.5" x 5.5" quilt sandwich with duck cloth, 2 pieces of batting and quilt fabric.

Quilt the two pieces as desired.

Add binding to the top edge of the 8.5" x 5.5" piece and square up the pot holder as shown below:

Use a spare coffee tin to round of the 4 corners.

Cut out a piece of the binding for a loop and attach it where desired. I could not decide if the loop should go towards the front or back of the potholder. I attached them differently for the two potholders.

Attach the binding and finish. I you want to machine sew the binding that's fine too. I prefer hand sewn.


  1. These are so (sew?) cute!! I love the fabric, too! I'll probably pop over here when I actually make pot holders one day (I didn't make them for the meeting this time). We missed you! I know what you mean about trying to get there on time... I'm not as far as NYC but I'm at least an hour and work ends at 6!

  2. Lovely work and am thinking would make perfect little gifts. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. These are so cute! Great tutorial. And I love the "gobble gobble" fabric!


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