Hot Cocoa Mini Quilts

Oh, Target Dollar Spot, how I can’t resist you! Can anybody else relate? I live 3 blocks from a Target, so I’m there a lot. And I usually cruise the dollar aisle to see what treasures I can find. Usually, I can find some great seasonal craft supplies. 

A few weeks ago I scored these cute hot chocolate themed tea towels. I loved the design of the recipes and thought they were too cute to use as tea towels. So I opted to make some mini quilts from them to decorate my kitchen. I’ll use the tan and black mini quilt for now during these final cold winter months and then use the peppermint hot cocoa quilt during the holidays later this year. 

Here’s how I made the quilts. This basic pattern can be used with any tea towel you’d like to use. You would just need to adjust the length of the sashing to match the sides. Enjoy! 

Hot Cocoa Mini Quilts

Size: The Hot Cocoa Quilt measures 25″ square.


  • 1 yard fabric for sashing, backing, and binding. 
  • 1 tea towel of choice.
  • 4 – 3” squares  for corners. We used white for the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Quilt and Black for the Hot Cocoa Quilt. 


  • 3 – 3” strips the width of the fabric (3”x 42”)
  • 3 – 2 ½” strips for binding


Rip out the hem on the tea towel if needed and press the edges. NOTE: We discovered that the hot cocoa recipe print was close to the hem and we had to rip out the hem to give us enough of a seam allowance when sewing the tea towel panel and not affect the towel’s design. 

Sew sashing to the sides of the towel and trim excess sashing fabric even to the top of the towel. 

Trim the sashing for the top and bottom of the quilt panel to 19”. Sew a 3” fabric square on each end of the sashing. Sew sashing to the top and bottom of the quilt and match up corner. 

Quilt and bind as desired. We quilted diagonally across the center panel and then outlined the sashing when stitching our quilt. 

I hope you enjoyed this fun, simple quilting project!

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