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Muria
« on: August 28, 2010 09:59:56 AM »

My son and I went shopping for college, and his dorm room actually has a kitchen (not a big kitchen, but a stove, refrigerator, sink and cupboards is a kitchen).  We went looking at various things for his kitchen, and hot pads are expensive ($3 for a  6" square of fabric is expensive). When we went to the dollar store, they had 1 hot pad. It was ugly, and had purple fabric.  I told my son, "I will make you some hot pads."

I have insul-brite in my stash, and some warm and natural batting, so I told him to pick out some fabric from my stash for the outside, and I got to work. They don't have the binding that the store-bought ones have, but I think they turned out pretty well:


(The one on the right was later  quilted, too. I discovered that hot pads are quilted for gripping ability as well as the usual reasons for quilting things).
And here's a shot of the back. Believe it or not, the thread that looks dark in this picture is the same thread that looks too light on the other side):


I really liked this fabric when I bought it to make butterfly potholders for a personal swap (I guess it's just destined for potholders when I use it), but I like it even better when it's quilted along the pattern lines.  The back, by the way, is cotton twill. So it's got a layer of twill, a layer of warm and natural batting, and a layer of insul-brite under the quilting cotton  layer to help keep my son's fingers safe.  I'm hoping he actually gets around to using them while he's there.
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Muria

Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010 10:21:43 AM »

They turned out great!  I love the colors and the pattern of the top fabric - and the pattern lends itself to quilting so nicely. 
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Muria
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010 10:31:33 AM »

Thanks! I was kind of hoping my son would pick one of the other fabrics so I could keep more of that one, but he has good taste.  Smiley
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Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?


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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010 11:06:53 AM »

Great job! And they look manly too!
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Muria
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010 02:42:53 PM »

I suppose that's one positive to leaving the binding off (manly potholders. Who knew?). If I could have riveted them, it would have been an instant success, I suppose (either that, or if I'd found computer board fabric).  Wink
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Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010 08:52:50 AM »

It really is amazing how the quilting brings out the pattern of the fabric!  Great!
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