DIY hot pads


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This part might seem confusing but your just quilting the hot pad. Start right in the center of your fabric and stitch a line (about one inch). With your needle down in the fabric lift your presser foot and turn your fabric (put your presser foot back down) and sew another line. Again stop and turn your fabric each time your line of stitches will be getting a little longer as you make your way from the middle to outer area of the hot pad. This does not need to be perfect, it is fine if the spaces between your lines are not exact.


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And stitch the pinned strips all in place.

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10 Responses to DIY hot pads

  1. rae says:

    awesome tutorial! I need to make cute hot pads that will match my kitchen!

  2. Tiffany says:

    I really want to make some in this shape sometime ~ http://pinterest.com/pin/46232333644236231/ ~ it looks like that would be a great shape for grabbing stuff!

  3. Sam says:

    Those are the most exciting hot pads I’ve ever seen! I love how the polka dot binding reflects the donut sprinkles… that was a good choice.

    Awhile back I figured out a way to do bias tape edges with mitred corners, and I think it might be easier than the way you have. Because I’m always on the lookout for new techniques, here’s a writeup of my way: http://fluffyland.com/blog/index.php/bias-tape-mitred-corners-tutorial/

    in case it comes in handy!

  4. Nicole says:

    I have that same red fabric with the white and black things on it and have this intense, irrational love for it. It was weirdly exciting to see it here!

  5. Missy says:

    Heidi, how the heck do you do the things you do?!?!

    Gah! How I love your genius little butt! <3

  6. Catherine says:

    Thanks so much for the tutorial! I used the concept to make oven gloves, they work perfectly :) x

  7. Megan M says:

    Excellent tutuorial! And perfect timing cause I’ve been meaning to make my friend something for her birthday and these are adorable and perfect!

  8. Priscilla says:

    Mitered corners look so much more professional,

  9. ambera says:

    where is the grey fabric with the teacups from?

  10. Oh, the possibilities. These would make great gifts for anyone. With the right fabric everyone will love them. Thanks for the tutorial!