Image by Crouton Crafts via Youtube
This Amish folded star quilted hot pad is so beautiful. I am so in love with this project by Crouton Crafts, especially the colors gradient colors he chose. It may look complicated, but it’s actually easy and quick to make. Watch the video below for detailed instructions.
Take a square piece of fabric scrap and fold it diagonally in half wrong sides together. Fold it again in half by bringing the points together. Finger press to make a crease.
Open the last fold, and bring the corners up toward the middle using the crease as the guide. Press again to make a crease.
Open the fabric and trace the creases on the back of the fabric. On each line starting from the center, mark 1 1/2″ and then 3/4″ from that point. From that last point, mark at 3/4″ and followed by another 3/4″.
Cut the 4 fabrics into squares.
Take one of the first fabric squares and fold it in half wrong sides together and finger press. Fold it again in half to make a crease. Take one corner on the folded edge and bring it straight up in the middle. Do the same on the other corner. Secure it with a pin. Get another piece of the smallest square and set it aside. Repeat the folds with all of the other 27 squares.
For the reserved square, fold it in half diagonally twice to locate the center. This will be the center fabric.
Take one of the smallest folded squares and line it up on one triangle of the center fabric. The raw edges should line up. Sew it in place with a quarter of an inch seam allowance. Repeat with the remaining triangles of the same color to fill the square.
Take the square fabric scrap and place the sewn square in the middle. It should line up with your 1 1/2″ mark. Sew it down.
Take one piece of the second fabric. Line the raw edges of the triangle to the second mark on the fabric scrap on any of the four sides. Make sure that the points are aligned. Repeat for the remaining 3 sides. Take another triangle and sew it on the open corner. Again, make sure the raw edges are aligned with the second mark on the fabric. Repeat for the remaining corners.
Do the next rows the same way.
Draw a 7 to 7 1/2″ diameter circle on the folded star and sew on the line.
Place it on top of the batting and backing fabric.
Quilt it in between the folds of the triangles.
Trim, bind and add a handle.