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16 March 2011

Apple Hot Pad

Are your hot pads looking old, tired and a little bit burnt and crispy around the edges?

Mine have been in desperate need of replacement for a while, but I only ever think of it when I use them.

Well I used them last night when taking my quiche out of the oven. So ugly and old. The hot pads - not the quiche.

So after dropping my little man off at school, I came home on a mission. I delved into my scrap tub and made a new hot pad with a double layer of batting. Well I made 2 actually, but the other one needs the binding attached to be finished. 


Scrappy hot pad by Samelia's Mum
Scrappy hot pad a photo by Samelia's Mum on Flickr.
 
I even straight line quilted it. It's soooooooo not my usual style, but I have to say, it was fun.


So back to my previous question, how are your hot pads? Do they need replacing?

12 comments:

  1. Mine wore out ages ago and so I've been using a folded tea towel which isn't really satisfactory. Your hot pad has inspired me, I think I'll make some too.

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  2. Wonderful hot pad! Currently my hot pads are great since I just got two new ones for Christmas.

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  3. That is sooooooooooo cute!! I have new ones coming from a swap :) but I might just have to make a few like this.

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  4. Something I need to make too......do you use ordinary batting or the Insul bright? Hugs Linda

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  5. Hot pad?? Do I have one of those. Not any more from memory. But, as usual, your beautiful sewing has inspired me to make one/some. Maybe for daughters-in-law, too. Thanks Anorina. Hugs Terri x x

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  6. Yes! Mine do need replacing. I love yours!

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  7. I have a bad habit of using my tea towels instead. I should make myself a couple of these & it's a nice small project to practice machine quilting on. Your inspiring me..... Tracee xx

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  8. I so need new hot pads and like you every time I take something out of the oven I think--Oh, I need to make some new ones. lol

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  9. One can never have enough hot pads, I reckon! Love your apple one. Great way to use favourite fabrics, etc.

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  10. I love making hot pads, coasters, mug rugs because they are fast to make ! So, I have quite a collection :) Love yours. Great fabric choice .

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  11. Funnily enough we are having a hot pad exchange as I write! Perhaps this could be of inspiration to players! Thanks :)

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  12. I can't believe that you just 'came up with that'! Wow! I think it's so sweet and I really like the straight line quilting!!!

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