Remember I mentioned a little while back, how I had a few ideas on how I'd like to use my Cricut, in other ways?
Well here is one of my ideas - I love the way it turned out. It was quick to make (30 mins from start to finish), and cost me nothing, as everything I used was from my scraps box.
For the front of the potholder, I cut an image from one of my cartridges (From The Nest), and used it as a shape for applique. I buttonhole stitched around it with embroidery floss to attach it.
For the back of this hot pad, I just pulled out some scraps of green fabric - I wasn't picky about the colors. As long as it was green, it worked. I sewed the strips together and then simply quilted this piece to a piece of batting and a piece of Insul Bright.
I sandwiched all of the layers together, and then drew around a pudding bowl, to get my circle. I finished the edges with a scrap piece of binding I had in my scrap box, and there it was ..... TaDah!!!
I used a piece of ribbon and some buttons to make the hanger.
I have a few more shapes already cut out, ready to make some more of these handy dandy little hot pads .... they make a quick, cute and useful gift:-)