Select six 5″ charm squares that work well together for each hot pad. Make two the same for a set, or make them different with some overlapping fabrics to tie them together. For example, use the same border with different sets of triangles.
The hot pads are constructed in a modified quilt-as-you-go method. Insul-Bright is used for the batting, making them heat proof. The hot pads are turned so there’s no binding to deal with. Easy!
While you can make this with a hand-made template, a 60 degree ruler will speed construction. The Fons and Porter 60 degree pyramid ruler is a good choice for this and many other projects.
Instructions are also included for making hot pads from two-color triangles. Once you understand the construction process you can easily enlarge the hot pads into a table topper or place mats, giving the triangles as many layers as you want.