Join Brenda K.B. Anderson for a Premium LIVE tutorial on how to make the Hotdish! hot pad. Inspired by a mid-century design aesthetic, this cheeky hot pad will protect your counter tops and dinner table from heat when serving up your favorite hotdish (or any favorite meal served in a casserole dish). Created by working in the thermal stitch pattern, the fabric is very thick and dense, and has square-shaped stitches – just perfect as a base for cross-stitch! Maybe you aren’t a fan of hotdish or perhaps you have never tasted one. That’s ok because a blank chart is included in the pattern as well, so that you can create your own cross-stitch design instead! And just in case you’ve never heard of a hotdish before – it’s a regional casserole-style dish of the upper midwestern United States (particularly Minnesota, North Dakota, and parts of Wisconsin) that contains a starch, meat, vegetable, and often a cream-based soup or a tomato base.
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I used a modified slip stitch to finish off the last row which gave a very nice bind-off. I used the same loops as for the rest of the material, but instead of the “yarn over and pull through 2 loops” that makes the height of the sc, I just slip-stitched it.
Hot dish is not a thing in Canada. Usually casseroles are hot
Foundation chain is also stretchy which is probably not great for this project.
Did I miss the live tutorial?
Due to a winter storm, this event was rescheduled to Wednesday, March 1st at 11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET. This tutorial will be available for replay to watch on demand once the stream is complete. Thank you!