Welcome to the 12th 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.


Hot Plusses Hot Pad 

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Alright, I am a little late. This was supposedly up last week. But I’ll catch up. I promise. 

For this post, I have a hot pad made of the simple plus blocks. 

The blocks is pretty simple to make consisting of 4 little 4.5″ blocks. 


Making the Blocks:

For each of the 4.5″ block you’ll need:

4 pieces – 1.5″ square background fabric

1 piece – 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle ‘x’ fabric

2 pieces – 2.5″ x 1.5″ rectangle ‘x’ fabric


Piece the 1.5″blocks to each short end of the 2.5″ x 1.5″ rectangle fabrics. (There’ll be two of these for each plus block)

Then piece them to the middle bar. 

Make 4 blocks.

Piece the blocks together

Make a quilt sandwich and baste it. 

For these hot pads I love using either double batting, or the .

I decided to go for a simple straight line quilting. 

Classic looking quilted hot pad. 

I did diagonal quilting across, all over spacing less than 1″ apart.


I rarely use this quilting guide as I usually just eyeball the distance. But I think I am going to use it next time again… as it does help me get straighter, neater lines. The first few lines I didn’t use it… and I can see the difference.

There’s always the fun in making small projects like this. Still great things to learn and practice.

I did just straight line quilting, if you have been wanting to practice free motion quilting, this is also a great time to do so. 

Time to practice your quilting skill..

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 chose a stripe print for the binding. A low volume with more of the blues to match the fabrics chosen for the plusses. 

I feel like this one has a more modern look to it. Maybe it’s the fabrics. But I love it!

Well, there you go, our 12th 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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