Pear basket crazy quilt block hot pad
This hot pad or pot holder makes me smile every time I look at it. First, because the pears in the center are cute. Second, because Suzume tried to explain crazy quilting to me as she worked on this hot pad! It is pieced by going around, and around, and around. And around.... The country theme of the front of the hot pad is continued with harvest sunflowers and colors on the back. This hot pad is perfect as part of a house warming gift or to add a few sunflowers and a little color to 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.
These hotpads are square and about 8 1/2 inches on a side. 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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