Platter Pads/Applique

Christensen Creations “Platter Pad” is a hot pad on steroids–fully 12″ square.  With doubled cotton batting, it’s big and thick enough for a large hot dish or platter.   However, each pattern also comes with instructions to make a 10″ or 8″ hot pad as well.  Though small, these “Petites on Point”  are made exactly like miniature quilts, complete with quilting and binding.  They hang on the wall beautifully and make wonderful gifts as they are!   On the other hand, the designs can be used for quilt blocks rather than hot pads.


PATRIOTIC HOT PAD–Practical, patriotic, and pretty.  This is a wonderful starter quilt as well as a practical accessory or gift.   Obviously perfect for July 4th! #CC2017 Patriotic Platter Pad   More info

Strip-piece to save time!

CROSS PLATTER PAD–Not only for Easter, this Platter Pad proclaims your faith every day–on the table as you give thanks or on the wall. (The butterfly is simply stitched in place.) The cross is pieced. #CC2022 “Christ Cross” Platter Pad or Quilt Block More info

MUSIC PLATTER PAD– Clever gift for a musician with its large appliquéed treble clef. Easy to find some novelty music fabric for the border and back. #CC2004 No Trouble with Trebles     More info

Satin-stitch around the applique.

CAT PLATTER PAD–If this design looks familiar, you may work for a cat!  This hot pad/wall hanging always gets a chuckle! Applique template included. #CC2010 Demanding Cat Platter Pad More info

DACHSHUND PLATTER PADTake me out to the ballll…game and get me a hot dog!  This design is a wiener dog with his head turned, licking the mustard off the bun (because MY dachshund used to eat anything!)  Templates and good instructions. Cutest gift for a baseball or hot dog fan! #CC2009 Hot Dog Pad More info

BUTTERFLY PLATTER PAD–Pieced butterflies full front and in silhouette on a Platter Pad–3 sizes of pads. #CC2023 “Butterfly Silhouettes Platter Pad or Quilt Block More info

BUTTERFLY APPLIQUE HOT PAD–If you prefer to applique, this butterfly is for you. Simple, but use pretty fabric! #CC2001 Lovely Butterfly Platter Pad

Satin-stitch applique and antennae

SCHOONER APPLIQUE–Not a hot pad! This applique was designed for the front of a totebag, but it’s 12 1/2″ (12″ finished), so it could also be a quilt block or even a wall hanging. Templates are included, along with the lined totebag pattern. (The tote won Honorable Mention in a Montgomery Art Show.) Schooner or Later 12-inch Applique and Tote #CC2208 More info

Use a sky fabric for background and water for foreground.

PIECED SUNSET/MOUNTAIN PLATTER PAD–GREAT “starter” for a beginning quilter. Just squares to piece in rows with full instructions, including binding and loop. #CC2006 Sunset on the Square     More info

Use gorgeous fabric to really “make” the scene.

GLADIOLUS PLATTER PAD–Use yo-yos to make the 3-D glads–so pretty! Diagrams are included, along with the piecing and binding instructions. #CC2012 Happy to Gladiolus More info

Yoyos make a wonderful gladiolus

GLADIOLUS WALL HANGING–Not a hot pad, but a full wall hanging with a whole garden of glads! Good instructions include how to make the yoyos and add beads to the center, also how to place the leaves, and add a 3-D butterfly. #Glad-Not Nana’s Yoyos #CC2100 More info

Applique yoyos to make glads

SUNFLOWER HANGING or PLATTER PAD–Make a tall 3-D sunflower applique into a litte wall hanging or use the flower to make a Platter Pad. The double row of petals are folded in Christensen Creations’ 60-degree Prairie Points. #CC1003 Sunflower Power Wall Hanging More info

3-D APPLIQUE ROSE–This little wall hanging could also be a quilt block.  Just imagine a quilt made of every color of rose!   The step-by-step instructions and diagrams show you how to fold and roll the rose. #CC1002 Origami Rose 3D Appliqué   More info

Fold and roll to make these roses

SCHOOLHOUSE HOT PAD–Surely any teacher would appreciate this precious Platter Pad.  The pattern includes templates for the appliqué.  Make one or make a dozen for teacher gifts! #CC2005 Little Red Schoolhouse   More info

My grandmother actually taught in a one-room schoolhouse!

CHURCH PLATTER PAD--This platter pad is perfect for a church potluck or wedding gift.  The templates are included for this precious applique. #CC2002 Charming Chapel  More info.

Look for a colorful geometric print for the windows.

COURTHOUSE PLATTER PAD–I have friends in the courthouse, so I designed them this applique. (Eventually, I hope to do a whole town!) #CC2016 County Courthouse Platter Pad More info

A county courthouse

FRUIT BASKET PLATTER PAD–Use bias tape to create a basket for a variety of appetizing appliquéed fruit.  #CC2011 Cute Fruit Basket   More info

Use tan or tea-dyed bias tape for a “natural” basket.

TEAPOT PLATTER PADThis one will delight tea drinkers (like just about all the members of my whole extended family!) The appliquéed teapot even has a swirl of quilted steam escaping. #CC2007 Steeping Teapot   More info

Add the steam when you quilt.

COFFEE CUP PLATTER PAD–How about a steaming hot cup of coffee? Make this platter pad, or imagine 3 rows of 4 12″ blocks for a cute wall hanging. You surely know someone who’d love it! #CC2018 Hot Coffee Platter Pad More info

PIECE OF PIE PLATTER PAD–Yum! How about a piece of pie with your coffee? Whether you like to bake or not, you’ll love making this tasty pumpkin pie–or make it custard or even key lime if you prefer. #CC2025 “Slice of Pie” Platter Pad or Quilt Block More info

PIE PLATTER PAD–Maybe you need a whole pie. You could make pumpkin, but perhaps a blueberry or cherry is preferred. Bake it with bias tape and rickrack.  #CC 2014 “Easy as Pie” Platter Pad    More info

Tea-dyed rickrack and bias tape!

PUMPKIN PLATTER PAD–When the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to turn, we know what time it is: “Pumpkin Time.” Piece this pretty pumpkin on a big platter pad, perfect for a platter or big bowl on Thanksgiving! Color diagrams make it easy. #CC2024 “Pumpkin Time Platter Pad or Quilt Block More info

Try a vine on the inner border!

AUTUMN LEAVES PLATTER PAD–As pumpkins ripen, tree leaves begin to fall. Perfect design for autumn colors. Piece and use satin-stitching to make the vein #CC2021 “When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall Platter Pad.” More info

“The falling leaves drift by my window….”

MAPLE LEAF PLATTER PAD–Who doesn’t love maple–as sugar, syrup or the gorgeously colored leaves of autumn? In a few hours, piece this platter pad or quilt block. #CC2021 Autumn Maple Platter Pad or Quilt Block in 3 Sizes More info

TURKEY PLATTER PAD –This cute platter pad is an homage to the “Where’s the Beef” TV commercial some of us grew up with.  Unlike the Presidential turkeys, he was NOT pardoned, while everyone else is looking forward to Thanksgiving, he is terrified! (He wants desperately to run away and go home with you!) #CC2015 Terrified Turkey  More info

Snowflake made with 2 sizes of bias tape

SNOW APPLIQUEED WALL HANGING–If you want more than one snowflake, try this wall hanging, made the same way by using two sizes of bias tape. #CC2106 “Snowfall” Simple Wall Hanging More info

HOLLY JOLLY APPLIQUE–As an embellishment for wherever you need it, make 3-D holly and berries. #CC2205 3D Jolly Holly Applique More info

SANTA BELT PLATTER PAD–A really simple but clear Christmas design shows why Santa may be having a little problem in the chimney. #CC2008 “Santa Belt Belly” Platter Pad  More info

Santa Belt Belly by LJ Christensen
We know who it is by his belt!

VALENTINE PLATTER PAD–This simple and sweet valentine works as a usable hot pad because the lace and batting are cotton .   It’s easy for a beginner in appliqué because the heart is simply zigzagged on, then covered by the lace. For a man, bias tape could be substituted, and the optional embroidery wording can, of course, be custom, such as “Sweetheart,” “We love you, Grandma,” “Be Mine,” or even “Kiss the Cook! #CC2016 Simply Sweet Heart More info

Simply Sweet Heart by LJ Christensen
Wonderful valentine–personalize the wording

EASTER BASKET PLATTER PADMake an easy bias tape basket filled with colorful Easter eggs, perfect for the Easter table. If you prefer, create your OWN bias tape and fill the the basket with flowers. #CC2003 Easter Basket Platter Pad    More info

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