Vintage Christmas Hot Pads
by Tammy Olson
Shop the Vintage Christmas Hotpad Kit HERE
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!
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!
Two layers of insulbrite and one backing for each hot pad at 6 ½” x 6 ½” were cut. The binding was cut at WOF x 2 ½”.
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!
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.
On the ornament pattern, I decided to quilt diagonal stripes using a ruler to draw the straight lines.
I sewed the binding on each of the hot pads and joined the ends.
I secured the binding with mini clips, folding it over to the back.
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!?