Hot Pads 101

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Course Instructor: Jina Barney         Logo Butterfly Kisses

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Class supply list:

¼ yard fabric (you can get 5 squares 8 ½” which will finish 1 hot pad)
2 squares 8 ½” x 8 ½” batting (I use my left over quilt batting)
This is a great project for left over fabric and batting.

1.    Cut 5 squares 8 ½” x 8 ½” of fabric and 2 squares 8 ½” x 8 ½” of batting.
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Photo does not show, but second square is doubled for a total of 5 squares.  Second piece will be used for bottom of hot pad.
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2.    Iron 4 squares of fabric in half.
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3.    Place batting on bottom.  Place 5th unfolded square right side facing towards you on top of the batting, this will be the bottom of your hot pad. Place triangles one at a time with raw edges facing to the outside of hot pad and folded edges to the center of the hot pad.
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5.    Layer one triangle on top of another.
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6.    The last triangle is placed under the first triangle. You should be able to see all four colors of fabric.
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7.    Pin all four corners.
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8.    Sew ½” all the way around the outside edge of the hot pad.
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9.    Cut the excess from the corners.
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10. Turn right side out. Make sure all 4 corners are pulled out to a point.
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11.    Press hot pad so it lays nice and flat.
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12.    Sew ¼” around the outside edge of the hot pad.  This makes the hot pad look nice and neat.
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Can you believe it is that easy?  This makes a wonderful gift ,with a loaf of homemade bread and jam or enjoy having pretty hot pads in your kitchen.

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Category: Home Decor


  1. Great idea for my craft class. Thanks for sharing!
    by Ghislaine
    January 16th, 2014 at 8:06 p.m.
  2. You don't top stitch the triangles?
    by Mary Helen
    July 05th, 2015 at 10:09 a.m.
  3. Hi Mary, no, you are not supposed to topstitch the triangles. You can, if you want, but you will probably end up with a gap or bubbling.
    by Julia
    July 27th, 2015 at 11:14 a.m.
  4. i saw a tutorial like this but they used 6 squares so the batting would be covered on both sides. This tuttirial is great. But why did the other say 6 squares??
    by Theresa
    August 12th, 2015 at 6 a.m.

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