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    What I 've been up to lately

    Hotpads! I made these last week. Thought I would share.
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    They are wonderful!

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    those are beautiful Rhonda what a great idea for scraps

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    Awesome! That's what I need to do. What is the finished size?
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Those are so pretty and a great use of scraps..now I'm inspired. Everyone needs new pot holders now and then and what great gifts they will make. Thanks for posting.
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    Really nice.

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    Love them all...that is the perfect size to pratice FMQ'ing on.

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    Beautiful, 1st and 3rd are my favs.
    Another Phyllis
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    Very pretty!!
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    Beautiful! These have kept you busy. They are all beautiful and handy, especially the scrappy string ones. How are you finishing the reverse side and what are you using as batting? Thanks!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Wow they are nice! Great use of scraps, too!

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    Really cute! Good way to use your stash.

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    Those are sure pretty.

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    Wow! Those are really nice!
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    Oh how pretty they are!

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    These I did for some friends. I sold my stuff to a local gift shop for 12 years and I used to make these all the time. Over 12 years I probably made well over 2000 of them. these are some of my favorite designs to use.

    I don't like to do the binding so I don't use binding. I aim for 8 1/2"unfinished for my tops and then I just use a coordinating fabric on the back. I've never used the insulbrite and dont' intend to. This works just fine for me. I sold them for 12 yrs and noone complained.

    I use a dense batting - it is a Traditional batting made by Fairfield company. I get it at Walmart. I use two layers. The batting is very dense and it is poly. I didn't want cotton to shrink so chose not to use it when I first started out making these.

    So I make my top lay it on the backing fabric face down and trim the back to match the front. I add two layers of batting underneath and trim to match.

    Then I sew the layers all together leaving an opening at the bottom

    I turn the whole thing right side out and poke out the corners. Then I sew a seam about 1/4" from the edge all the way around overlapping where I started and stopped. This will close your opening as well as creating a faux binding.

    I sue borders usually and when you sew that last seam around the edge it can make that border look like binding.

    Then I stitch in the ditch to quilt the hotpad. I also like to spray my hotpads with Magic Sizing to stiffen them and I iron them on both sides to make them flat flat flat!! They look better that way.

    You can see more of the hotpads I made over the years here
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...-t18069-2.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...-t39973-3.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...-t23351-3.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...-t39233-3.html

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    Those are very neat. Sandy 64

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    those are fun. the bottom one is my favorite.

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    Very cute, nice variety.

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    Very pretty. Looks like a good way to use those small scraps.

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    Love them! Thanks for sharing.
    Linda

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    They are great love the patterns you chose and a great way to use up fabric. Sue

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    Very Nice
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    too pretty to use lol
    Blessed are the piece makers for their children shall inherit the quilts.

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    Very nice, some of those are very detailed and a lot of work.
    Joyce

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