For a unique gift for a foodie, try this pattern for a leaf-shaped hot pad, easy to make and rather elegant. There's no curved seam sewing, but you will need some narrow fusible tape. Three fat quarters make 3 hot pads, including backing. Pattern calls for one fat-quarter-sized batting and insulating batting, but you can go without the insulating batting if you're in a hurry. This hot pad was designed as an additional piece for Leafing Lovely Table Fashions(scroll down), a very unique placemat set. Visit my Craftsy store (click icon above right) for more information.