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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