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Fun Holiday Gift Idea + GIVEAWAY DRAWING!
Posted by Lori on 10/25/2011 to Fun Projects
Here is a really fun and easy project!  I had so much fun using my Lil Twister Ruler that I couldn't help myself and had to do another project with it.  This is a fun a simple way to make a decorative hot pad. 

Step 1

Cut a 5" strip of fabric that is 10" long and a 3" strip of fabric that is 30" long.  From the 5" strip, cut two- 5" squares.  The 3" strip will be cut into 4 different pieces of fabric; two that measure 3"x5" and two that measure 3"x10".  

Step 2

Sew the 3" pieces around the 5" square to create a 10" square.  Press your seams and get out your handy dandy Lil Twister tool and cut out 4 squares, being careful to line up the X on the tool with the seams on your square.

Step 3

Now simply take your 4 squares and twist (rotate) them to create your pinwheel pattern. 

Step 4

Cut another 5" square out of your fabric for the back and a 2.5" x 5" strip out of your leftover fabric for the hang tag.  You will also need to use some batting for the middle of the hot pad.  I like my hat pads good and thick so I cut two 5" squares for each one.   For this project I used my favorite Warm and Natural batting. 

Step 5

Now you simply sandwich your squares together with the batting between them and stitch them together on you sewing machine.  The final step is to bind the edges together and attach the hang tag as you bind it.  I used a 2.5" strip for my binding.  Make sure and let me know if you have any questions or if the instructions are not clear.

Ta Da!!!  These two hot pads were made from Ready Set Snow by Me & My Sister and Deb Strain's Trick or Treat.  A fun, simple and festive gift for home decoration.  I plan on making many more for neighborhood Christmas gifts this year.  :-)

As a "twist" to this blog entry, I am giving away the materials to make this fun project on your own, including the Lil' Twister Ruler.  Keep reading for more info:


If you win the drawing, you will receive:
  • one (1) Lil' Twister Ruler
  • Enough fabric of your choice from my store to create 1 fabulous hotpad!
    • 2 - 5" Squares of your favorite fabric
    • 1 - 3" x 30" matching fabric of your choice
    • Scraps for hangtag
    • 1 - 2.5" x 44" fabric of your choice for binding
    • 2 - 5" squares of Warm and Natural batting


To qualify for the drawing which will take place on November 7, you can obtain up to Four entries by any of the following methods:
  • Comment on this blog entry with your choice of fabrics (from my store) for this project. (If you have a blog, please include the link to your blog in your comment here). 
  • Share the link found on my Facebook page for this blog article on YOUR Facebook page.
  • Re-tweet this blog article on Twitter. (If you already follow me on Twitter, you should be able to find it there)
  • Like, pin or Mention my store and/or this blog article on your Pinterest profile.  Here is my Pinterest profile to find it.

Linda F. Date 10/25/2011 3:19:02 PM
I am so into this twister ruler!!! I've been watching so many videos on it (plus I've ordered a few things from you lately!) But I would share my tool with my BFF. I would love to use the Sweetwater Countdown to Christmas fabric for this!!! I would love to win!!!!! My fingers are crossed.
Vickie Persell Date 10/25/2011 5:19:19 PM
I would be interested, Christmas fabric is always great! is my web page.
judy applegarth Date 10/25/2011 7:07:50 PM
Nice little ornaments...I would do it in Sanctuary - Patty Young because I have a blue theme going on, but I really like the sweetwater countdown too.
Jeanine Reynolds Date 10/26/2011 8:48:30 PM
IThe twister ruler looks so fun!!!
Pat V. Date 10/27/2011 6:29:37 PM
I think this would be fabulous in "Countdown to Christmas:" I'd use Number Countdown in Rudolph Red with Love Peace Joy in Frost!
Diana H Date 10/28/2011 12:16:58 PM
What a great tool! I have not seen the Lil' Twister ruler before. The stipes in Ready Set Snow makes for a wonderful hot pad...great for gifts. I would use the Ready Set Snow collection for Christmas or Lovely by Sandy Gervais for spring. Polka dots would be fun with prints from Amelia collection. I think my daughter even "needs" one of these rulers.
Angelina Date 10/30/2011 10:37:03 PM
This looks like fun! Love your shop...and I think this would look great with the Ruby.
Laurie Date 11/2/2011 3:32:59 PM
I am following you on Pinterest and I pinned your blog article.
Laurie Date 11/2/2011 3:33:44 PM
I shared this blog entry on my facebook page.
Laurie Date 11/2/2011 3:39:37 PM
I like Sandy Gervais' fabric "Awesome" in Swirls-Moss, Large Circles Bark and Awesome dots autumn glow. These would look great in my kitchen! My blog is:
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