This is a new pattern for the classic 8" square folded star hot pad. My pattern teaches how to make this star entirely different than the old fashioned way. I have reinvented the method to make them and it's EASY and FUN, no measuring or drawing.
Includes: pattern and one interfacing template. You will need one template per hot pad as the triangles are not pieced together, but laid over-laping each other and the interfacing forms a basis for the hot pad, as well as being a ruler to position the triangles on. Additional templates are available as a separate purchase here in my ETSY store. The square and round hot pads use the same template design.
I came up with the idea to make them using a custom foundation template that you build the star upon. You leave in the foundation as it is in interfacing material suitable for fabric.
The star is built with 4 layers of folded triangles plus batting, making it thick enough to protect a surface from a hot plate.
The four photos illustrate the steps in using the template but the pattern is complete with full instructions.
There are tricks that make it a fun and easy project. Once you learn how to make my EASY Folded Star Hot Pad, be sure to order extra sets of hot pad foundation templates because you'll want to make more and more!
You'll gain many ideas for fabric selection at my ETSY store when you look at my hot pads for sale. You can make them scrappy and or traditional. The hot pads make wonderful gifts for Christmas, hostess gifts, or any special event. People love them!
Please note: My pattern instructions are copyrighted, and my template is copyrighted and patent pending.
Thank you for your interest.