I posted some blocks several weeks ago and Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio suggested pot holders or hot mats. I thought what a great idea. Maybe I am late to the party and some of you have been doing hot mats forever but not me. I did a little internet research and ordered Insul-Bright. It is similar to batting but it supposedly reflects the heat. The package says to use one layer of their product and a layer of thin cotton batting.
Well let me just tell you I have had a ball making these hot mats the last two days. I have so many ideas for more in my head. There is a group of 5 of us who went to school together. Some of us have been friends since the second grade, (sort of sick isn't it). We meet once a month for dinner. I made each one of them a Christmas hot mat. Then I started to think of all the people I could make one for: my grandson's teacher, some of my other friends, my sister in law. It is just like making a mini-quilt, but in a hour or so.
This is a not Christmas one and the back. I love some green and purple.