Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tanya's Hotpads


We have decided to make some small items to put in a box for a future sale (or as Tanya says give away as they are ugly)  I have been making table runners and hot pads (though few of my hot pads are finished).  These hot pads were made by Tanya and she hates them mostly because of the bindings.  She tried to do a no bind method as she is still terrified of binding things.


So today's post is a question for you post.  We need help and suggestions for great ways to make hot pads.  Since we have some fantastic followers I figure I can ask you for some help on this.  If you have a fantastic tutorial that you just love (either yours or others) please share it with me.  If you just have tips and or suggestions let us know that too.  Tanya tells me that from now on we are doing bindings on them and that I am doing them and I don't want too so need your help.

9 comments:

fenna said...

here are two links to do binding on your machine--I use a mish-mash of these! http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2010/01/perfect-binding-tutorial.html

http://www.oliveandollie.com/2011/04/tutorial-how-to-attach-quilt-binding-by.html

Have fun :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm not sure how wide you usually cut your binding... but I find that narrow (2.25") works best for me on smaller projects to reduce the bulk.

Robert Baker said...

Greetings. I use to make hot pads and oven mitts that I sold at craft fairs. I use pre-quilted Teflon fabric for my centers. I had trouble putting on binding so I started using fabric covered piping around my hot pads. It worked well for me and looked decorative. The piping also gave more padding around the hot pad edge which gives a little more protection for the table. Hope this helps. Peace, Robert from nancysfabrics.com

claire witherspoon said...

I like Roberts idea of piping but here's a link to a simple
no-binding solution that I use a lot. http://cspoonquilt.blogspot.com/2012/12/blog-hop-and-quick-holiday-potholders.html
hope that helps, CW

Bethany Martini said...

I found this tutorial very helpful, although it takes quite a bit of time.
http://pileofabric.com/2013/08/06/machine-or-hand-binding-tutorial-precise-binding/

LethargicLass said...

I like circular hotpads... and if you are having a hard time with binding just hand sew both sides... fast since they aren't that big and you can do it watching tv

Kelly Young said...

I always bind completely on the machine, and have a tutorial on my blog. I think piping would also look great, but alas, I have NO idea how to do it, haha!

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Maartje Quilt said...

For smal projects I use 1.5 inch binding and I sew only by machine.
Lovely potholders. Love from Amsterdam

Elizabeth said...

Cute hot pads! I love the colors! No hot pad tutorial suggestions from me. Sorry! Congrats on a great finish (really!) and thanks for linking up!

xo -E

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