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Scrap Happy Summer~ Hot Pads

Please excuse today’s pictures I had to take them with my hubby’s phone.  My camera has gone on High Adventure with Josh and N.  

Yesterday while playing with my scraps in anticipation for today, I found these red and green strips leftover from this project.  Because I really could use some new hot pads.  And I had just a tiny bit of left over binding from yesterdays project.  That would never fit around a quilt but would work perfectly for a hot pad.  I thought why not make some hot pads.  So that is just what I did.

I also found a bag with 2″ squares in it and made these ones for DD in her favorite colors.

Now I know I really should retire my old hot pads.  But they are so full of sentimental value I don’t know if I can.  You see, N made these when he was four.  I was pregnant with DD and on bed rest, so to keep him busy while his brothers were at school I taught him how to make these hot pads.  We played with pattern and color.  He made a ton.  I let him give them as gifts to the generous people who would bring dinner to us. I kept these two.  They are ratty and worn but, I love them.

Maybe I’ll continue to use them when it’s just us, and use the new ones when we have company.


  • *karendianne. says:

    How great what you did here. You are such a creative goddess!!!

  • Carol says:

    i have a few i should retire also….seems i make them for everyone but me…

  • Michele says:

    I love the hot pads! Don't feel bad for not retiring them, I have some that look similar, made by boys, that will be in my kitchen for a long time to come 🙂 Memories!!

  • Needled Mom says:

    It's really hard to find GOOD hot pads. Very cute!

  • hetty says:

    I love your hot pad story! Do not retire those pads! But I do love the new ones you made. Good use of scraps!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    What a terrific project for a little one. He did a great job. I think as long as they work and you love them it doesn't matter how they look. Keep enjoying them.

  • Karen says:

    A while back, I purchased a vintage loom for making the woven potholders but have not done anything with it. I used to make potholders like these when I was a kid.

  • Purple Pam says:

    I am still making those hot pads. I found two kits I bought this summer for two little girls who are granddaughters of friends.

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