This month's "Happy Harvest" hot pads/trivets, from "Party with Patrick", are super-easy fusible applique and quick to make using Warm Company's Insul-Bright batting. They're even easier if you have an embroidery machine because you can make the entire hot pad in the hoop, except for the binding. The digitized apple and pear designs even include the quilted grid in the background. Of course you need an 8" or larger hoop to be able to stitch designs like this. If you do, you can get more info or purchase the digital files, here.
It's hard for me to even believe that we're sending out fall designs already but, if the year has to fly by so quickly, at least I can say I love designing for fall and winter! I hope you're ready for what I come up with.