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Vintage Christmas Hot Pads
by Tammy Olson

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads
Shop the Vintage Christmas Hotpad Kit HERE


OR, if you've made the Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt already, then you'll have plenty of scrappy fabric leftover* to make one of these as a fun gift.  It's the perfect small project to sew on your Featherweight as a last-minute Christmas present!

*Leftover scraps from your quilt may vary from those photographed below. 

Product list:

Vintage Christmas Pattern Book  OR

Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt Kit (using leftover scraps)

Aurifil Thread 50wt Cotton - 1300 Meter Spool

Walking Foot, Even Feed


Glass Head Pins, Blue Super Fine

Cutting Ruler, QUILTER'S SELECT 2 1/2" x 12" (Non-Slip Coating)

Rotary Cutter, OLFA Deluxe Ergonomic 45 mm - PACIFIC BLUE

Cutting Mat, 12" x 18" Lori Holt Cute Cuts Reversible (Green & Blue)

Nifty Needles, Color-Coded - By Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet

MINI Wonder Clips, Bag of 20 ct. Assorted Colors

Air-Erasable Marking Pen (for marking quilting lines)

Directions for how to turn the quilt block into a hot pad:

Gather your collection of Christmas fabric and follow Lori’s instructions on how to assemble the pieced quilt squares that you will use for the top of your hot pads.

This is going to be fun!

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

The Mistletoe and the Ornament blocks were the blocks I chose to do. After they were completed, I pressed them flat. They turned out so pretty! They look so different on paper than in the fabric. It was exciting to see the blocks come to life!

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

Two layers of insulbrite and one backing for each hot pad were cut.  The binding was cut at WOF x 2 ½”.  

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

After I carefully pinned the top three layers together (not the backing yet, because I didn't want the embroidery to show on the outside of the hot pad), I threaded my embroidery needle and enjoyed doing the backstitching for the Christmas Ornament. It didn’t take much, but it created the effect of the hanging ornament wonderfully!

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads
(tip: if your backing fabric is directional, check to make sure it is going the same way as the front before you begin the next step!)
Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

The walking foot on my Featherweight was perfect for me to quilt with a stitch in the ditch on the Mistletoe block creating a tic-tac-toe effect.

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

Learn how to quilt with a Singer Featherweight Walking Foot HERE!

 On the ornament pattern, I decided to quilt diagonal stripes using a ruler to draw the straight lines.

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

I sewed the binding on each of the hot pads and joined the ends.

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

Review the detailed binding instructions within the Mini Iron Purse Tutorial HERE

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

I secured the binding with mini clips, folding it over to the back. 

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

I finished by sewing the binding on each one!

Enjoy your sweet Vintage Christmas hot pads! Wouldn't these, along with a gingerbread mix, make for a Merry Christmas gift!?

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads