Making a hot pad
As I'm still new to this, I don't have any tips to offer . . . I do however have loads of questions which might help both me and others learn more . . . and I can certainly contribute those :)
I have been wondering lately about making a heat pad or a hot pad for kitchen use - you know, those pads that you lay down on the counter to protect it from hot pots or pans. Is there a special material to make them out of? I imagine that a quilted top, a layer or two of batting, and a backing would be enough layers of fabric to protect the counter, but what about the quilted top? Wouldn't regular cotton scorch under the heat of a really hot pot? Do you use a special fabric for the top? Or for the batting? Heat resistant?