Scrapbusting: Hexie Hotpad

Scrapbusting project: Hexie Hotpad
Scrapbusting sewing project - Hexie Hotpad
Hotpads (or trivets) are super handy, you can never have too many. Perfect for protecting surfaces from hot pots and prettying the kitchen up at the same time. They make a great house warming gift, and the best part about them is you can use leftover fabric scraps to make them. If you have small pieces of batting and fabrics left over from quilting projects, this project is ideal.

I found a small pile of paper pieced hexagons yesterday. They were left over from my Hexagon Table Runner project, and I thought it would be fun to use them for a new scrapbusting project – The Hexie Hotpad.

Finished size: Approx 8″ (20cm) diam

You will need:

Hexie hotpad materials

  • Fabric scraps (enough to make 6 hexies)
  • Hexie template, paper, printer and scissors
  • Cotton fabric for front and back large enough to cut 2 x 9″ circles
  • Cotton quilt batting large enough to cut 2 x 9″ circles (or substitute with wool blanketing)
  • Plate about 9″ (22cm) diameter
  • Pencil or fabric marking pen
  • Sewing machine
  • General Sewing supplies

How to:

hexie ring
1. Make 6 hexies with paper hexagon templates. See full instructions for making Paper Pieced Hexagons. Arrange them in a ring shape.
hexie ring 2
2. Hand stitch hexie ring together – See Tips for joining paper pieced hexagons
3. Remove papers.
4. Press the reverse side to keep edges nice an crisp. Set aside.
DIY quilted hot pad instructions
5. Trace 2 circles on to fabric using a plate.
6. Cut out circles.
7. Lay circles (right sides facing) over each other.
8. Sew around circle leaving a 3-4″ opening. Use your presser foot as a seam allowance guide.
DIY quilted hot pad instructions
9. Cut 2 x circles of batting slightly smaller than your seam line.
DIY quilted hot pad instructions
10. Clip curves.
DIY quilted hot pad instructions
11. Turn inside out and press edges. You may find that pushing the edges out with the tips of scissors (gently) will help you get a nice curved edge.DIY quilted hot pad instructions
12. Insert 2 layers of batting and wiggle it into shape so it lays nice and flat. You can trim a little off the edges of the batting if it’s a little large to sit flat.
13. Hand stitch opening closed.
DIY quilted hot pad instructions
14. Pin hexagon ring onto top of hotpad.
DIY quilted hot pad instructions
15. Using a narrow zig zag stitch on your sewing machine, stitch around inside and outside of hexagon ring. Trim threads.
DIY hexagon  quilted hot pad instructions
All done! I love the puffy quilted effect.
This is what the back will look like.
DIY quilted hot pad instructions
I’ve made a few in different colours. What a great way to show off your favourite fabrics. You can add a little loop if you want to hang them.
Scrapbusting project: Hexie Hotpad

Scrapbusting project: Hexie Hotpad
These pretty Hexie Hotpads are perfect for use as a mug rug, or make a few for a quirky alternative to place mats.
Scrapbusting sewing project - Hexie Hotpad

Scrapbusting sewing project - Hexie Hotpad

Scrapbusting sewing project - Hexie Hotpad
Time to enjoy a good cup of tea.

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