Thursday, October 6, 2011

part 2

(see part 1 here)

i talked about the book natural patchwork in the part 1 post. the hot pads made by author suzuko koseki were one of the main reasons i bought the book. i love them:
my hot pads were loosely inspired by hers, but i'd like to make another set that are as identical to these as possible!

here are mine:

 close ups

these two have pockets on the back to slip your hand into when taking a pan out of the oven.
 my binding didn't go on as smooth as i wanted, so i did a wide zigzag stitch in a contrast color around all 4 sides. i ended up loving how it looked. some mistakes are happy accidents i guess!

i made these with insul-brite heat resistant batting from hancock fabrics, so they should be pretty safe for handing hot pans or going underneath something hot.

these were part of a wedding present given to a friend of mine.

we are in our new apartment now.  somehow we only got here with one hot pad. (????) the other night we had some friends over, and i was making homemade fries in the oven at a high temp.  the smoke alarm kept going off (even though there was no smoke in the house) and it was such a loud noise. to top off all the commotion, i couldn't find our one and only hot pad. it was pretty funny.

that hot pad is still AWOL. so i have a set of homemade hot pads at the top of my to-make list.

and in the mean time, if anyone sees a lone green hot pad, tell it to come back home :)

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