Welcome to the 14th 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.

Cross Way Hot Pad 

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I am a little behind still, but I’ll catch up soon. Something on the back end is taking up much of my time, but I am happy to be making these hot pads in between. Such a quick happy project.

For this post, I have a simple patch block, made of various size squares and rectangles.

I find it fun arranging the colours around and love that simple squares and rectangles can create quite a fun block.

Just before I show you how to make the blocks, here are some

Things I love & makes this project a lot more fun:

Making the Blocks:

For this hot pad you’ll need:

Then simply arrange them on a design wall or a portable design board and start piecing the pieces into rows.

Press the seams alternating side so that each row will nest nicely. Then, piece the rows together.

Press and voila. A simple block is done! I think this block will also make a nice quilt don’t you think so too?

I forgot to take the photo of me quilting this, but, you probably get the idea already.

Make a quilt sandwich and baste it. I personally love basting using spray especially for small projects like this. 505 Spray is my favourite. Have you tried spray basting?

For these hot pads I love using either double batting, or the . I like to double layer my hot pads to absorb more heat.

I quilted it with square loops design. Feel like it matches the squares of the block.

You can find a FREE printable for this design HERE. You can practice tracing and build the memory muscle to continue free motion quilting the design on the quilt.

Then, trim the sandwich and bind it. 

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 one of the fabric from the patchwork as the binding. This one is made as I go, but it got me thinking, maybe I should make lots of binding and just be ready to bind any finished quilt projects.

I love the idea of having premade binding. Maybe someday, I’ll just spend time to batch make binding tapes.

I usually made mine with a 2.25″ strips, folded in half.  I machine bind from the back and bring the fold edge to the front and stitch it down. 

Before binding, remember to put the hook for hanging. I put it at the corner so it hung on point.

Well, there you go, our 14th 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. Love this one! Blues, greens and purples are some of my favorite colors.
    The way you documented how to sew it together was wonderful – I’m a visual person and the arrows made it crystal clear.
    Thanks Amira!

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