Uh-oh! It would seem my OCD has taken over - AGAIN! I've started creating things and I just can't stop!
I have just started selling Riley Blake Designs fabrics in my eBay store and their web site has a nice "How To" section. I was intrigued by a video showing how to QUICKLY and SIMPLY make a hot pad using 10" squares. Lucky for me, I just so happened (yeah, right!) to have a new 10" die on order from Accuquilt, so I HAD to make this potholder!!
The video calls for 5 unique 10" fabric squares, so I dashed out to my Patriotic fabric shelf and scooped up 5 coordinating prints. I cut an 11" strip from each bolt and placed all 5 fabrics on my shiny, new die, which has blades for cutting 2 10" squares at a time (times the number of fabric layers). Since each strip was double layered, I ended up with a total of 20 squares (4 each). Oh joy!
I also cut an 11" strip off my bolt of Insul-Bright batting, which is specifically designed for making hot pads and other items that need to be heat-resistant. I made 4 10" squares.
I followed the directions on the video and in about 15 minutes I had completed this cute hot pad. Great! I will make a set for my mom for Christmas! One more gift checked off my list. Hooray!