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I got the idea from Jacquie to put the grommets in my hot pads. I love how the big silver grommet looks in the corner. Mr. Hive helped me with the grommets.
I used left over blocks from past quilt projects and just bordered the ufo blocks into a size for suitable for a hot pad.
I used the insulated batting and machine quilted them as quickly and easily as possible. I hand stitched the binding on a few of the hot pads but soon realized that I had to step up the process. So I also pressed my binding around the edges really well and then machine stitched in the ditch to catch the back of the binding. It worked out ok.
My neighbor gifts this year were bread, jam and a hot pad. It works.
Mean while Mason and Shelbie made sugar cookies.
They turned out really great. Now I just hope to find my kitchen back in order? hmm

-nanette
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37 comments

Asiyah said...

That is a great idea for orphan blocks. I have some insulated batting that I've never used, so I think I'll be using it for hot pads too. Thanks!

Rhondi said...

What lucky neighbors you have!

Lurline said...

Clever Girl! I have grommets in a sewing drawer - now you have prompted me to use them!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jackie said...

Love the hot pads! They are all so cute and the colors are great! Mmmm... can smell the cookies from here.

michelle said...

Mason looks great in an apron and he looks older too. Shelby is always a big help to you. Have a great Christmas. Love ya

The Quilt Buddy said...

What a great way to keep them handy!

Have a Merry Christmas!

clare's craftroom said...

Love the grommet idea , such a great gift too !

Kim D. said...

Love the hot pads and what a good idea to add the grommets. I bet your neighbors loved them.

Darlene said...

Awesome grommet idea. Bet neighbors were excited - YUM!

Vicki said...

awesome hot pad! I really need to make some for myself. I just realized I've been reading your blog for almost a year. You make the prettiest things. :)

Thimbleanna said...

Love those hot pads! I first saw the grommet idea when I won a giveaway at You Go Girl and she send some adorable hot pads. What a great gift idea!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a wonderful idea for your orphan blocks and what a kind gift for your neighbors! Mmmm..... cookies,they look yummy!

Nedra said...

Tell Mason that when guys wear an apron and work in the kitchen, they become a chick magnet.
Great idea to use left over UFO blocks for pot holders. I may have to hunt down a few more UFO's now. And Dave did a great job with the grommets. I need to try some of those too.

Janet said...

Grommets are a genious idea. I think your neighbour gifts are wonderful, lucky you have willing helping hands.

Kathie said...

oh wow what a great idea!
I love the red, green and yellow one, bet your not surprised! LOL
Love seeing families bake together..wonderful memories...
Merry Christmas Nanette to you and your family.
Slow down and enjoy the holidays.
Kathie

Suzan said...

The hot pads are so cute!

Fiesta said...

I love those hotpads Nanette. They are bright and cheery. I have a grommet kit I need to try out. Thanks for the inspiration.

alobsiger said...

I really like the color combos for your hot pads! Cutest orphan blocks I've seen! :-) And those sugar cookies are looking mighty tasty too!

Lynn said...

Is there a grommet tutorial in the works (hint, hint)? What fun, happy hotpads. Lucky neighbors, along with the bread, what a lovely gift that will make.

circle r motel said...

I know it's a busy time of year, but I look forward to reading your blog every time you update it!! Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas....

Pam

Meredith said...

They are way cool. I made a few items myself this year!

pratima said...

What a fun way to use the orphan blocks. They are very pretty! Love the colors! And the sugar cookies are looking so cute and tempting ;)

Mel said...

Love the hot pads!!!

Julia said...

Love the hot pads and grommet idea , a great gift idea too !
Julia ♥

Carrie P. said...

Great idea.
Sugar cookies, the best at Christmas.

Rae Ann said...

I think I need to move to your neighborhood! I love all that you do. The grommets are a great idea!I am hoping I have a minute to post this week before Christmas. I have been overwhelmed with my foundation and filling the Santa wish list for hundreds of little children and their families. We just finished out last load out tonight!
Merry Christmas Nanette and family!

Micki said...

I love the way the grommets look...I will see if I can do that. Very clever indeed and they are so pretty!
Micki

Elizabeth said...

Cute idea - might have to try that one myself! :) Love that strawberry fabric, too! Merry Christmas! (Thank you for all of your kind comments - you are very sweet!)

jen duncan said...

Perfectly lovely gift Nanette. I just love how you put fabrics together. Enjoy the rest of the holiday season. xo jen

Messy Karen said...

they look really spiffy now with the grommets. also when you put them on the ornaments. have a lovely-restful-peaceful-content-holiday!

Sherri said...

Those hot pads look great! What a terrific idea to use the grommets...going to have to get some of those!

Pat said...

What lovely gifts for your neighbors! The cookies look good, too!

Michelle said...

I love the ideas for grommets in the hot pads. What a great idea!

hetty said...

I love how you have used your orphan blocks. And the grommets are a fantastic idea! They make great gifts. Wish I was one of your neighbours!

Busy Little Quilter said...

I love the hot pads. I love the fabric combinations, too. You're so good at that!

The cookie baking looks like fun! There's been lots of that going on at my house, too!

jacquie said...

gotta love a hotpad with a grommet! these are such great gifts!

Christine said...

That's a great way to use left-over blocks. They look terrific.