Welcome to the 15th 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.

Scrappy Log Cabin Hot Pad 

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For this post, I have a classic. The log cabin block.

However, just for a little variation and simply a point of just simple sewing with minimal measurement and cutting, I made this one with a variable log size. 

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:

Strips of scraps in various size. 

Start with the smallest piece of scraps. I chose a square (it doesn’t need to be). This is a little improv and is not the kind of block that is following every rules. 

Sometimes it is so much fun, just simply sewing and enjoying it without much worry of the matching seams and exact measurements. 

Piece another similar size scraps next to it with a quarter inch seam allowance. 

scrappy log cabin tutorial

Trim off the excess of the patched piece and add another piece on the other side. 

I added mine in clockwise alternating piecing and trimming as I go. 

scrappy log cabin tutorial

As the block gets bigger, the piece that will be attach to the sides need to be longer in length too. 

scrappy log cabin tutorial

Continue repeating the process until the hot pad is about 8-9″ on each side. You can even make a rectangular shape hot pads. 

scrappy log cabin tutorial

Really, just have fun with it. 


Basting and Quilting

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 circle pop design consisting of overlapping echoes around a circle.

Once you’ve quilted it,  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.

Well, there you go, our 15th 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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