We also are trying to do some hot pads out of linen for someone and they are not working out at all. We broke or bent 4 needles trying to bind them. The linen combined with Insulbrite is just too thick.
Here are some of them that we remembered to get pictures of.
There were many more, but like our 12 days hot pads we sorta jumped the gun and sent out all the presents and forgot to take pictures first. Oh well hope that you enjoy these.