These Hot Pads Are Super Quick To Make

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The Perfect Last-Minute Gift!

A herringbone pattern makes these pot holders unique and a great use of leftover charm squares. Self-binding makes them even quicker to stitch together.

Construction is simple. Strips are sewn together similar to Log Cabin blocks, then trimmed into rectangles. Stitch two rectangles together, layer up and bring the backing around to the front for the self-binding.

Herringbone Hot PadsOf course, these will be wonderful in just about any color combo. Here’s a Christmas version made by the designer.

Herringbone Hot Pads

You can also make a table topper or even a larger quilt with this fun pattern. Imagine several hot pad blocks stitched together, with a white (or other color) sashing around each block. The end result will be a gorgeous scrappy quilt. Hot pad designer, Melanie Thornton of Melanie Dramatic, shows us just how that might look.

Herringbone Quilt

Each hot pad is about 10″ x 10″. Add a layer or two of Insul-Bright batting (find it here) for heat proofing.

Click here for the free “Herringbone Hot Pads” tutorial.



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