Hi Fellow Quilters,
The countdown to Christmas continues! Handmade gifts don’t have to take hours and hours to create; you still have plenty of time to stitch up a colorful new kitchen set for Mom or Grandma. Wrap them up in a pretty package, maybe with a gift card from her favorite restaurant, and you’ve got a present that’s sure to please.
Idea #5: Make a set of hot pads and a tea towel for Mom or Grandma
Wouldn’t these chicken hot pads and barn tea towel look great in Grandma’s country kitchen! Susan made this cute & colorful set for Mom’s birthday last year. Mom’s kitchen has lot of red and tan, and it is decorated with CHICKENS!
The hot pads are made by adding the hen & chicks and the rooster appliques to 9″ squares of the background fabric. Finish the appliques, and then layer with thin batting, heat-proof insul-brite®, and your the backing fabric. If you wish, you could quilt the hot pads but it isn’t really necessary. Add a contrasting binding and hanging loop to finish. The tea towel features our big red barn pattern, with a happy yellow sun. Susan lined the tea towel after adding the applique, for a neat finished appearance. Don’t they make a beautiful set!
If Grandma doesn’t care much for chickens, we have dozens of other applique patterns available in our pattern shop. Mix & match as you please to come up with something that she’ll love.
I hope that you’re inspired to create something wonderful for that special someone on your gift list!