I made a few more hot pads for gifts. These are made with homespun fabrics. I have not washed them to make them chenille yet in this pic. Bottom layer is fabric, then insulbright, then 4 layers of fabric. Sew channels diagonal across the square, then cut thru 3 layers of fabric and bind. I started with a 8.5 inch square and trimmed down to 8 because the layers shift slightly while sewing. The chenille cutter was pretty handy but my blade was just a tad dull so I started cutting with small scissors and finished with the cutter. They didn't take to long but I got bored sewing straight lines.