Choose whatever colors appeal to you and accent your creation with a large flat button. The designer, Crafty Stacci, embroidered her name on hers. Put whatever you want there or leave the space plain in your creation.
There’s no binding for this hot pad, which speeds construction (it’s turned instead). If you want the look of a binding, go ahead and layer it as usual and finish it with a binding. You also may want to add a hanging loop to display it on your kitchen wall when not in use. Insul-Bright batting provides heat proofing.
The machine is paper pieced but it doesn’t have to be if you’re not comfortable with that. For standard piecing, cut template shapes from the pattern. Be sure to add a 1/4″ seam allowance around all sides of each piece.