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hot pats top view
hot pats top view

from Purl Soho:

Hot pads are a perfect utilitarian undertaking because they’re quick to make and oh, so useful!
This project is very easy to sew but uses a lot of different skills so it’s never boring. Just quilt the fabrics together using specially insulated batting and then hand sew cotton twill tape around the edges, and you’ve got a truly unique, beautiful, and best of all, fully functional hot pad!


  • 1/4 yard of quilting cotton, Liberty of London Tana Lawn or equivalent
  • 1/2 yard of linen-cotton blend, Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex or equivalent
  • 3 yards total of 30-mm cotton twill tape and embroidery thread to match the twill tape
  • 1 package of Insul-brite batting
    To make your hot pad even more heat resistant you might also want to add two layers of cotton batting in addition to the Insul-brite batting.
  • 100% cotton sewing thread

Size: Finished measurements: 8" square

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