I recently cut off the end of a quilt (because it was just too long) but I couldn't make myself throw away that quilted strip. It laid around until recently when I realized I could cut it into smaller pieces, layer two together, and bind them. Voilà! Hot pads.
The strip was long enough to make four double-sided hot pads. I sewed the binding on by machine and today I'll hand-stitch it to the reverse side.
Talk about scraps! I just can't throw anything away. I wouldn't give these hot pads as gifts -- they're just utility hot pads -- but I'm happy to have turned that waste strip into something useful.
I'm linking this post to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.
I hope you have a peaceful, restful Sabbath.