What are you most proud of? Used insul-bright batting for the first time. Will probably make some oven mitts in the future using the same batting. Reflects heat or cold back to the source. Like to try new things. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The insul-bright batting requires another layer of cotton batting to absorb condensation. These hot pads got a little thick and might be better as trivets. They are large; about 11" square.