Welcome to the 11th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.


I thought it would be a great challenge for me to do a pot holder a.k.a hot pads every single week of 2019.

I am planning on having it displayed in my kitchen. They make great decor don’t they?

While I am at it, I am going to be sharing with you a simple tutorial on the process.

You can join in the challenge and make the same hot pads I make every week with the same design or any of your own choice.


Mom’s Sugar Cookies Hot Pad 

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Alright, this week I decided to make a different hot pad than I originally planned. 

This is due to a few things going on around life and I thought I’d make it easy on myself and pick a simple hot pad this week to work on.


I am also not including a tutorial of my own for this one as I was totally inspired by THIS TUTORIAL and I highly recommend you follow that tutorial if you want to make one too.


I didn’t follow exactly the tutorial as I didn’t have the tutorial with me while I was sewing. While I could open the tutorial, I was afraid I would fall into the rabbit hole of finding inspiration rather than sewing.

So, I kind of winged it and knew that mine was going to turn out a little different as I was trying to keep some of the words on the fabric and I was making my own plan on how to quilt it.

These fabrics are from the first version of Bake Sale by Lori Holt.

You can find similar fabric with the second print set Bake Sale 2 HERE. I love Lori’s take on vintage and her fabrics are simply vintage and perfect for the kitchen. 

Since the prints were so cute, I decided to play around with free motion quilting tracing around the little flowers, and creating loopy traces hopping from one flower to the other. 

It was surely fun to do so. 

This is a great way to practice your stitch doodling skill. You are just tracing along the prints and it doesn’t even have to perfect along the lines!

As for the text fabrics, I decided to create wavy lines for the words.


Time to practice your quilting skill..

if you have a fun print to start practicing tracing around with your free motion quilting foot, go ahead. Try it!

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I always, always recommend people to practice their skills on little projects like these. They don’t go to waste and you’ll get satisfaction to continue on practicing.

I picked a red polka dot fabric for the binding.

I went ahead and make a binding tape as my tutorial in the very first hot pad post HERE. However, if you follow along the hot pad tutorial I linked for this round hot pad, you’ll find that Melissa uses a different technique for the binding tape. You can try whichever suits you. 

I then cut my quilted panels into round and bind in place. I love the little pocket.

You can see how Melissa uses this pocket to make a sweet gift – I think it’ll be perfect as a house warming gift.

Well, there you go, our 11th hot pad of the year!


Are you making it? Let me know if you are and tell me how it goes. 

Let me know if you need any help.

Till next time, have a fun time sewing!


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Quilted Potholder Tutorial 52 weeks of hot pads | The Little Mushroom Cap


  1. It can definitely be very handy having a pocket in a hot pad – love that when something hot needs to come out of the microwave (ours sits very high, so it’s not always easy to pull things out if they’re in a dish or plate that gets too hot in there).

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