I made this matching set today. You can click on the Free Tutorials tab above to find the link for the oven mitt. This hot pad was also very easy. You can use your own block pattern or follow my tutorial for my block.
Cut one 6″ square for center of block.
Cut four 3′” squares for corners of center block.
Sew 3″ squares to your larger square from corner to corner as shown. You can mark lines to follow with a fabric pencil but I am lazy and didn’t bother.
Cut the excess triangles from each corner leaving a quarter inch seam allowance.
Cute two 1″ x 6″ and two 1″ x 7″ strips for the inner border. Sew on the 6″ long strips to opposite sides. Press. Then sew on the 7″ strips to the two remaining sides. Press. Trim off any excess.
Cut two 3″ x 7″ and two 3″ by 10″ strips from the outer border fabric (I used the same fabric as the inner triangles). Sew on the short strips first. Press. Then sew on the long strips. Press. Trim excess.
Layer finished block, Insul-bright, and backing in a quilt sandwich. Baste as desired (I didn’t bother since they were so small.). I used my walkingfoot to quilt a quick grid pattern.
Once your block has been quilted, trim the excess. Cut one 2 1/2″ by width of fabric (usually about 44″) for binding your hot pad. Use the double binding method as you would on any quilt.
Wrap up your completed set for a great gift this season or enjoy them in your own kitchen.