Guess what arrived in my mailbox last week? This bright and happy Kaffe Fassett sewing kit from Craftsy! (affiliate link)
As you can see from the link, I never got around to making the pretty Three-Quarter Patch Tote, but I decided what I did need was some new pot holders in my life. Want to make a pair?
Here’s what you’ll need for 1 pot holder (double this if you want to make a pair):
- Front fabric: 6 fabric strips 2 1/2″ wide and 14″ long
- Backing fabric: (1) 10 1/2″ square
- Binding fabric: bias cut fabric strips to make 1-2/3 yards of 2 1/2″-wide double fold quilt binding
- Insulated batting: (1) 10 1/2″ square Insul-Fleece
- Quilt batting scraps: (2) 10 1/2″ squares
- Rotary cutter and drinking glass to round corners
1. Stack your pot holder materials like this: Backing fabric, right side down. On top of that, place a 10 1/2″ batting square, then insulated batting, then another layer of batting. Spray baste these together, or pin in a few places if you prefer.
2. Place one of your fabric strips right side up on the batting, going from corner to corner. Place another strip on top of that, right side down. Hold these in place while you run over to your sewing machine. Stitch a straight line 1/4″ from one long edge of the strips, sewing through the entire stack.
3. Press that top fabric strip over to the side so both strips are facing right side up. Take another strip and place it right side down on top of the last strip you sewed. Stitch 1/4″ from the edge, and fold this strip open. Repeat this process until you’ve covered the entire front of your pot holder in strips. You’ll be working from both the right and the left of the center strip you started with.
4. Your pot holder should look something like this. Now take your ruler and trim it to 10″ square.
5. Take a drinking glass, Mason jar lid or other round object and use it to round off 3 corners using your rotary cutter.
6. Refer to my Quilted Pot Holder tutorial over on the Craftsy blog to learn how to finish your QAYG pot holder with the binding and hanging loop. Since there is no pocket panel in this version, you’ll just start at step 6 and ignore the pocket directions.
I hope you enjoyed this quilt-as-you-go pot holder tutorial, and if you are in need of some new, cute fabric, check out Craftsy’s sewing kits! They come with a fabric and pattern…so convenient!