My old hotpads were stained with that greasy feel that only partly abates after washing. Some of the edges were flame-crisped, too (oops). Time for some new ones!
I dug through my piece bag and pulled out all my favorite scraps that said "happy kitchen" to me.
Such a good feeling to grab these bright hotpads out of the drawer. They are my go-to hotpads for size and thickness. For filler this time, I used one layer of old towel sandwiched inbetween some knit fabric scraps. For me, this is enough heft for heat protection while still allowing give and bending.