Quick Quilted Christmas Gifts, Part 5

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!

One more time

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!

Happy quilting,