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Navy and tropical flowers hot pad or pot holder


Once upon a time, Suzume, maker of table runners got some gorgeous Hawaiian fabrics.  Some were dark blue, one was bright orange and yellow!  All had flowers and luxurious foliage.  Her great plan was to use the fabric in table runners (Some fronts and some backs.)  The table runners with tropical flowers on the front sold well: people liked the color in bright kitchens and for summer table runners. 


The "but" came from an unexpected area: Many of our table runners are reversible and she also put Hawaiian fabric on the back of some of our winter and Christmas table runners so that they could be flipped for the next season.   We loved it, but people were shocked by the juxtaposition!  


This pot holder or hot pad is a side effect of the entire adventure.  It is made of elegant and colorful Hawaiian flower fabric in alternating triangles with a mottled navy fabric.  The reverse is a rippled navy fabric meant for cotton Japanese yukatas.  It is pretty, colorful, and ready for any kitchen!


Pretty much everything I sell (this shop, Etsy and craft fairs!) is hand made!  Working on larger projects such as table runners and quilts we end up with piles of smaller bits of fabric.  They are too small to make something like a table runner, but too large to throw out.  So rather than waste the fabric, Suzume - maker of table runners, creates pot holders and hot pads!  This means that every hot pad or hot pad set is unique!  Or, get them as a housewarming or welcome gift and be assured that your gift will be unique.  


This hot pad is a hexagon about 9 inches from corner to corner.  The fabric is 100% cotton and the batting is a combination of heat resistant batting sold specifically to be used in hot mitts, oven mitts, pot holders and hot pads and another layer of cotton batting. 


These are durable hot pads.  The original design was made for use around my house and I have a set that gets used regularly.  Practical testing shows that they will withstand insulating my counter from any pot taken off my stove or casserole from the oven, re-arranging hot oven racks, being held briefly against a hot iron and being washed in a washing machine.  These pads are very heat resistant but NOT heat proof: yes, you can light them on fire if you get them hot enough!  


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SKU: 1401