Miss Ellen’s Sewing Class
                                            Class No. 47 - Folded Star Hot Pad
                                                 By Ellen Mason - JOY Designs
                                                             October, 2010

Keep Christmas in mind when creating this project.   A real neat technique of folding fabric
and creating a star block.    Make several to give for gifts.  This is a hand sewing project.

SUPPLIES:  This will make more than one hot pad.

½ yds. of 5 different Christmas fabrics:   1-red; 1-green; 1 green print; 1 red print; 1-
muslin.  
1/4 yd.  cotton batting
For each hot pad - 32 inches eyelet trim
For one hot pad - wicker paper plate holder
Coordinating sewing thread
Hand sewing needles
Basic sewing kit
Optional - sewing machine
Iron and pad
Hot glue and gun

METHOD:

1.        Prepare fabrics.    Cut into 5 inch strips (5 X 44 inches).    Then fold the strips
(length wise) and press.    Cut strips into 5 inch pieces.     You will have 5 inch square
blocks.
2.        Cut 2 - 10 inch square muslin blocks.
3.        Fold one muslin block into fourths and press.   This is the backing.
4.        With the color fabric for the center - begin folding 4 triangles.    See pictures.
5.        Place the triangle point at the center of the muslin.  Pin and baste stitch long edge
to the backing.
6.        Place the remaining 3 triangles and baste stitch to the backing.
7.        Take the printed squares and fold into triangles.
8.        Place the triangle point over the previous row — at least ½ inch from the center
folded seam.  You will need 8 triangles.
9.        Pin in place and baste stitch the long edge to backing.
10.        Next row - use solid color fabric.
11.        Continue making triangle pieces and placing as previous rows until four rows of
triangles are placed.
12.        Trim to an 8 inch circle ---- make sure the center is in correct place.
13.        Attach a layer of batting to the wrong side of star.    
14.        Attach a piece of print - right side down then batting and place star on top.  
Baste    together.   Trim to 8 inches.
15.        Place hot pad in the wicker plate holder and hot glue to secure.
16.        Hot glue the eyelet time around the edges of the star hot pad.


EMJOY
10-2010
Ellen Mason
JOY Designs - 12/2000
joydesigns07@comcast.net