Okay now we are ready to finish the hotpad.
At this point you can choose to quilt the hotpad and add a binding.
I don't like bindings so I use the pillowcase method or the birthing method.
Place your top face down on the backing(face up)
Trim the backing to match the front
Pin the top and backing together
Lay the top on the batting and cut out 2 layers
slightly larger than your top
Make sure you put the top against
the batting. It makes it easier to sew
No seams to catch on the needle this way
Pin the top to the batting
and trim the batting
IF you want to use a loop
You can add it now.
Find the middle of one side and
sew on the loop. I fold it in half
and sew the two raw edges together.
then sew it to the edge of the hotpad
I use a shoestring for the loop.
I like to baste the border to the batting
so when you turn the hotpad right side out
the batting won't seperate
Now sew around the hotpad.
I leave an opening about 2" or so
to turn the hotpad through