So when I got married I did not get any hot pads, but I got lots of small towels that I have been using. For Christmas my parents gave me a sewing machine (so wonderful!!!), and with it a pattern for "Fast & Fun Hot Pad" from my mom. I thought I would try some and break in my machine before I finished the 'easy' baby-blankets I started many moons ago. I made some for Valentines day - and they turned out okay. So I start on a few more with some fabric I picked out for patriotic holidays and summer. I am excited for them, they are so easy, it only took me two hours from start to finish (and it takes me a bit when it comes to sewing and cutting) and I can customize them for any time of the year. I just get cute fabric and viola! hot pads! Those precut fat quarters are nice also if you are into matching fabrics.
If you follow the directions they come out a little bigger than would fit in my skinny-skinny kitchen drawer, so I just did them a little smaller 9" squares instead.
Here are the almost finished products for your viewing pleasure!
I graduated from BYU-Idaho (the best school EVER!!) in Business Mang. with my emphasis in Finance and Human Resource.
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