Welcome to the Christmas in July Pattern Parade! I’m so happy you are here. Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday sewing we want to do this year. So a group of designers/bloggers have come together to provide lots of fun projects for you to jumpstart that holiday sewing. The hop is hosted by Carole at From My Carolina Home. She’s been a fantastic leader and coordinator and I am excited she invited me to join in this year’s hop.

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For those of you who are new here, let me introduce myself. My name is Beth Sellers, the quilter behind Cooking Up Quilts. I run a longarming business from my home, design and write quilt patterns, teach several classes at our local quilt shop, and in my spare time I work a day or two a month at that shop. Quilting is what I do, and I’m happy to be able to earn a modest income doing so. It allows me to spend time doing what I love, while being able to spend time at home and with my family. Quilting is a real blessing in my life.

Every Monday here on the blog I host a linky party called Main Crush Monday. Anyone can link up any project that they are excited about (or crushing on) via blog, Instagram or Flickr. I invite you to join in and link your projects!

Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial on making a Large Casserole Hot Pad. I first posted the tutorial about 4 years ago. It’s a great addition to my kitchen, so I thought it was time to revisit it and share with you. This will give new readers a chance to see the tutorial and faithful followers the opportunity to add it to their holiday sewing list.

An Easy Tutorial. Make in any fabric combo for a great gift idea!

The hot pad can be made in any combination of fabrics. Using some fun Christmas themed prints will add some holiday cheer to your kitchen. As you can see from the pic above I made several different combinations so I would have them to use year round. A couple of fat quarters, some batting, and a piece of Insul-Brite are all you need for this quick and easy project.

When I made my hot pads I sewed the binding to the front by machine and to the back by hand. When I make mine this year for gifts I’ll be sewing the binding on by machine both top and bottom. Simply because it’s quicker and will save me time. I’m becoming a real fan of the quickness of machine binding!

To keep this post from being pages long, I have created a PDF of the tutorial that you can download by clicking here: Large Casserole Hot Pad The PDF will also be available in my Pattern Shop as a free download. As an added bonus, if you purchase any pattern in the shop and use the Coupon Code CJPP, you will receive 20% off your entire order! Coupon code is valid through Sunday, July 19, 2020. It’s a great time to pick up a pattern (or two) at a great price.

I hope you enjoy making your hot pad, and would love if you would share your finished project. You can tag #cookingupquilts on Instagram and Facebook.

Below is a list of all the designers participating in today’s hop. I hope you’ll take some time to visit them and see all the fantastic projects. I just know you’re going to love them!

Table Toppers, Home and Kitchen
Inquiring Quilter
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Cooking Up Quilts – << You’re Here! <<
The Quilted Diary
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Morning Glory Designs
Days Filled With Joy

Small Projects
Geeky Bobbin
Sunburnt Quilts
Tuning My Heart Quilts
Prairie Sewn Studios
Puppy Girl Designs
Ladybug Buzz
 Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio

Traditional and Modern Quilt Patterns
Ms P Designs USA
Quilt 2 End ALZ
Patti’s Patchwork
Cotton Street Commons
Brown Bird Designs
From My Carolina Home

Happy Quilting!

Beth 🙂