Orange Slice Hot Pad–a Finish

A bit ago I got a new book – “simple, fun & quickly done” by Terry Atkinson.  It includes 18 easy-to-sew table runners, bags, pillows and more.  I’m digging the different projects in the book.  They’re just like the title says – they’re simple, fun and quick! 


The first project I tackled is this fantastic orange slice hot pad.  Isn’t it adorable?  Wouldn’t this make a great Christmas gift?  I think I’ll be making fruit slice sets (orange, lime, and lemon) for family … hmmm .. they would also make cool teacher gifts for the start of the year (or Christmas).


I finished binding this little orange guy at a softball game so I had to take a picture with the proper background. 

Also, I think I may try to do a watermelon one … green outside, white, and then red polka dotted fabric perhaps? 


I know it’s only July but it’s not a bad idea to get started on some of those gifts you want to make.  Just browsing through the book I know this is a great resource for some adorable, unique things. The Bacon-and Eggs Hot Pad is on my list next … it’s a perfect project for the “Summer Sizzle Project QUILTING Challenge!”

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday


  1. Great gift ideas and I love the orange slice. TFS!

  2. Cute idea - I have a ruler I could use for that. I'll keep and eye out for the book.

  3. Thank you so very much for sharing!!! This book looks so fun!

  4. Really cute! I think the watermelon slice would be adorable!


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