Whip up one of twenty different insulated kitchen-themed projects in as little as an evening. Start with the Hot and Handy Projects book. Slice up some fun fabrics into simple shapes, add a dash of insulating fabric, and you’ll have the perfect recipe to stitch up pot holders, oven mitts, casserole carriers, trivets, and more!

Hot and Handy Projects Book by Nancy Zieman

Hot and Handy Projects Book Back Cover by Nancy ZiemanHere’s a little peek into the twenty projects featured in the book.

Casserole Carriers

Sew a casserole carrier to deliver your next hot dish to pass. These will keep your dish warm and show off your personal style. There are many designs from which to choose from in Hot and Handy Projects.

Oven Mitts and Hotpads

Pot holders? Oven Mitts? Hot Pads? Depends on your region of the country. Personally, I call them pot holders. No matter the name, they get the job of carrying hot dishes to your table; sparing your hands from the heat. Vary the shape of these pot holders to create more options in your kitchen. You’ll find many novelty prints in Hot and Handy Projects, too.

Hot and Hand Project Book with Nancy Zieman
Hot and Hand Project Book with Nancy Zieman Coasters and Trivets

Change up the sizes of this woven-fabric design to create larger trivets for your table or smaller drink coasters. Drink coaster collections are a fun hostess gift, too.

For the Table

Use coordinating fabrics to spruce up your kitchen table. Traditional table runners are made more functional with a layer of insulation. Tea cozies and jar covers give ordinary kitchen items a bit of personality. Make yours with directions in Hot and Handy Projects.

Each of the projects above use a different combination of cotton fabriccotton battingpolyester battingInsul-Bright, and Quilted Iron Quick.

The Hot and Handy Projects book includes:

  • Full color photographs and illustrations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Double-wire binding so pages lay flat when open—no more struggling to keep your page from turning or bending (Plus, it’s easier to keep your book right next to you as you work.)
  • Soft cover, 44 page book by Nancy Zieman, Sewing With Nancy

Hot and Handy Projects Book by Nancy Zieman

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