Welcome back to Day 3 of our Marblehead Week of tutorials and giveaways! Enjoy the tutorial below and check out the details of our Marblehead Challenge, a contest you can enter.
Today's tutorial: A quilt-as-you-go hot pad
This quick and easy project is so addicting that you'll want to make more than one!
- 4 Marblehead fat quarters (you'll only use a bit from each, but you can use the remainder for the other projects we'll be featuring)
- 13" square of batting
- 13" square of heat-resistant batting
Cut a 3" square of yellow and position it in the center of the 13" batting square. Quilt the square and batting with straight lines, approximately 1/4" - 1/2" apart.
Cut a blue piece measuring 2-1/2" by about 3-1/4". Position on top the yellow square, matching raw edges, and stitch.
Press open and repeat on the opposite side. Quilt straight lines on these blue pieces, starting closest to the yellow square and working out.
Measure the width of what's already pieced and cut two more 2-1/2" blue strips slightly longer. Stitch in place on the top and bottom, aligning with the raw edges of the yellow square. You'll overlap the extra blue slightly, and that's okay. Press open and quilt straight lines as shown.
Add 3" red strips in the same manner and quilt as you add them.
Layer a 13" red backing square right side down, heat-resistant batting, and quilted hot pad top right side up. Baste. Quilt in the ditch on the seam lines to secure the layers together.
Trim hot pad to measure 10" square.
Cut a 2" x 5" green piece. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Open and fold each raw edges to the center, and then refold on center line. Topstitch.
Position the green strip as shown on the back side of one corner of the hot pad, machine stitch in place, and then backstitch to secure. The raw edges and the stitches will be covered by the binding.
Cut (2) 2-1/2" x 22" green strips and bind the hotpad.
Today we're giving away a fat quarter bundle of Marblehead prints! To enter to win, simply sign up to follow our blog using Bloglovin' or "follow by email" (both on the righthand sidebar) and then leave a comment below telling us how old you were when you made your first quilt. The giveaway will be open through Saturday, August 10th at 11:59 EST.
In love with Marblehead? Click here to find out the details to enter our Marblehead Challenge. Make a project using Marblehead and enter it to win a great prize package, including 20 yards of fabric!
Check out our other Marblehead Week tutorials!
Day 1: Wonky Log Cabin Mug Rug