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