Tortilla Warmer Tutorial

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo I've created this Tortilla Warmer Tutorial. Simply slide your tortillas inside then pop in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Your tortillas will come out nice and warmed!
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1/3 yard of cotton print fabric ( I used this chili pepper fabric)
1/3 yard of muslin
1/3 yard of cotton batting
matching cotton thread
I used bright yellow fabric for the back of my tortilla warmer because I already had some in my fabric stash. However, you can make the front and back from the 1/3 yard print fabric.


Trace circles on your fabric.  I used one of my dinner plates which are 11" in diameter to trace the circles onto the material with a marking pen. Then cut out all of your circles.
       - 2 from your print fabric
       - 2 from your muslin
       - 2 from your batting
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Pin fabric, muslin and batting together in this order:  batting, print fabric right side up, then muslin on top.
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Sew around the circle with a 1/2 inch seam. Be sure to leave a 2"-3" opening for turning the fabric.
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Next, trim the seam then clip the curves. I used my pinking shears to trim the seam then I clipped around the circle at about 2" intervals right up to the seam line. This helps the fabric lay flatter after you turn it. Be sure not to cut the stitching!
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Reach inside the opening and turn it right side out so that the muslin and print fabric are on the outside and the batting is on the inside. Then you can either stitch the opening by hand or machine stitch it closed. Since this was just for myself I wasn't worried about making it look all nice and neat!
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Repeat all of the above steps with the second piece of fabric, muslin and batting. Your will then quilt each finished piece by marking 1 ½" intervals on the fabric then sewing along those markings. Since my fabric was dark, I had to use a white marking pencil to make the lines.
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Be sure to quilt both the front and back pieces.
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Finally, sew the front and back pieces together with a ¼ inch seam, muslin sides together. You will sew about ²⁄3 of the way around leaving an opening to slide your tortillas into.
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy!

You did a great job on them even though they were just for you! Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post.
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Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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That is just darling! What a cute idea.
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This is a great idea! I like the idea that they keep from getting rubbery in the microwave and will also stay warm until you use them.
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This is a fantastic idea. What a perfect little gift for a shower, or in a Christmas stocking. Pinning.

I love this! I have some that I bought a few years ago and they are absolutely the best way to warm tortillas. I’d rather make my own though AND wouldn’t this be a great part of a wedding or housewarming gift? You could add all kinds of ingredients/tools to create a Mexican meal!

This is such a great idea! We love taco nights at home and this would be perfect for those dinners. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Such a neat idea!
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This is just so cute. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.

Great idea! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.
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Thanks for bringing your post to last week’s Pit Stop.
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This is so clever I need to get my sewing machine out

What a great idea! I’ve always just placed my tortilla on a paper plate to heat it, but this is much, much better. Thank you for sharing it! Pinned!

this is a cool idea – I have seen these for baked potatoes, but the thought never crossed my mind to use them for tortillas! Brilliant and just in time for Cinco de mayo – which of course has already passed at the time of my comment – but still great idea… Also, Thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday this past week.
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This is a terrific idea! I never thought of making one of these! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! 🙂

This is a nice way to keep them warmed if you heat them on the stove too! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

These are wonderful and easy to make.
They also make great gifts!
The only thing I would add, is to only use 100% cotton fabric, thread and batting if you are putting these in the microwave. Using anything else could be a fire hazard.

Thanks for the tip Tina!

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