Friday, March 2, 2012

Hot Pad

I was given the challenge to make a quick and easy Hot Pad. This is what I came up with and wanted to share it with you.
If you would like to make one out of your with you own fabrics, here are the instructions.

Hexagon Flower Pot Holder by Laurie Bird     

2 - 8 ½ inch squares of fabric
2 – fat quarters or scarps for appliquéd design on pot holder
2 – 8 ½ inch squares of batting
Thread to match
Basic sewing supplies
#10 straw needles
7 - 1 ½ inch Paper Pieces Hexagon templates

Cut 6 fabrics to fit the 1½ inch Paper Pieces templates. Sew on to templates,
          cut 1 more of the contrasting fabric for the center, and sew on to templates.

When the pieces are completed sew together to make the flower design.
(Take the templates out of the fabric as you sew them together)

Center the flower on the 8 ½ squares and appliquéd in place.

Layer the top and bottom pieces of the design with the 2 layers of batting in the
middle. Pin together and quilt the 4 together as desired.

Finish with the binding around the edges of the pot holder.


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