I am still scrapping. I can’t help it–those little bits call to me and want desperately to be used up. not thrown out. Hence, my Meemaw Hot Pads, using all kinds of fabric willy-nilly with just a little design balance, sort of…. Here are several I made to go with (but not match exactly) my Meemaw Towels:
So how are they made? Easy-peasy.
- Cut 25 2″ squares, about 1 yd. of a 2 1/2″ strip for binding, 1 8″ square backing, and 2 8″ squares of COTTON batting.
- Line up the small squares into 5 rows in an attractive design. Sew them together with 1/4″ seams.
- Layer the backing on bottom, face down, 2 layers of cotton batting, and then the pieced block face up.
- Machine quilt as desired. I simply ran diagonal lines criss-crossing the corners of the squares. (See photo below.)
- Bind. The 2 1/2″ allows for a typical folded French binding.
- From the remaining end of the binding, cut a 5-6″ piece in half lengthwise. Fold it from inward both long sides, press; fold it again (like double-fold bias tape) and topstitch the length. This make a nice loop for the corner. Machine or hand-stitch it in place. (For more details on binding and loop, see any Christensen Creation Platter Pad pattern).
These are cute little usable hot pads. Raid your stash for the binding and backing fabric, too, but it’s a super way to use up little 2″ pieces!
Now you ask why I’m not showing a new pattern for my website….?? Well, the truth is that I AM working on my 100th pattern.
Tune in to The Fabric Hut on Facebook –I’ll see if I can get a link up on my Facebook page as well–on Saturday, July 30, 4 p.m. Central. They asked me to design a special quilt from their “fat fifths.” I did so and will be revealing my “Bundle of Blossoms” 42″x58″ throw pattern on a 30-45-minute Facebook Live, along with tips on the techniques used to make it. It’s fairly simple with basically one size of square and two blocks, using half-square triangles.
Anyone who buys The Fabric Hut’s bundle I used will get the pattern free, and the pattern will also be available on my website, along with a special surprise.
Here’s a sneak peak!
This is my first collaboration with The Fabric Hut and my first time trying to do a Facebook Live, so it could be a hilarious fiasco. SAVE THE DATE JULY 30, 4 pm Central.