I was so excited when Carla @www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com añnounced this hop. I had the perfect thing. I was going to be done early. Yeah. Right. Seems like the best laid plans don't always happen.
The plan was that the table runners and hotpads I had made at Christmas time would finally get quilted.
I went to quilt my project and it just wasn't working. For some reason, my machine was skipping stitches and just not cooperating. I had just quilted with it a couple days ago.
I changed threads and got part of this one quilted. I used a light gray thread, but should have used a bit darker for the center square. After a good night's rest, work and a bike ride, maybe I can try to finish quilting it today.
After getting frustrated I went to a drawer in my kitchen and found this hot pad that I had made. It was a while ago, but it was easy and fun to make.
To make this hotpad I cut a rectangle out of cotton terry cloth fabric, 2 layers of 100 percent cotton batting and 1 layer of denim for the back. I quilted this layer and set it aside.
Then I cut the square pocket with a layer of terry cloth, 2 layers of batting and a layer of cotton fabric. I quilted those and put a binding across the top.
For the binding I do a double fold binding from a strip that is 2 1/4" wide. I then put all the layers together and used the clover clips to hold them in place, and then put binding all the way around the outside edges.
I like my hotpads to be thick, especially if I know I will be using them for cast iron.
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