Here is the companion piece to Ruffled Towel I posted about yesterday.
I saw some cute ones on Pinterest and thought- "I could make some cute potholders!"
So I did!
Here are some inspiration pictures:
Fabric- Scraps enough to make 7" X 7" squares, front and back
Insulation- Either heat proof interfacing or AT LEAST 3 layers of thick material (I used 4 layers of flannel)
Bias tape or fabric to make bias tape- About 35" per potholder
Start by piecing together three squares of fabric (3" X 3")- these were left over from my KSU quilt. Piece together the background fabric, press and cut it to 7" X 7" square.
Cut the backing and insulation pieces into 7" X 7" squares.
Layer the pieces and quilt as desired. I finally got to use one of the cute stitches available on my sewing machine- love how it turned out.
For the binding I made bias tape using the same tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew.
Starting at the corner where you want your loop, place bias tape and potholders right sides together. You want to leave about 3 inches of bias tape stiching out from the top of the potholder. Start sewing about 1/2" down from the top the potholder.
Sew until you get about 1" from the first corner. Put needle down in fabric and fold corner over as shown in the picture- first fold so wrong sides of bias tape are together and the extra tape is hanging over to the right, then fold so that right side of bias tape and right side of fabric are together. Sew until you are about 1/4" away from bottom, put needle down and turn corner. Complete this step and all corner except the last one.
When you get to the last corner, pull back the bias tape used to start the binding and keep sewing about 3 inches past the edge. Cut bias tape and loop it to make a hanger. Place under the bias tape from the beginning and sew into place.
Loop the extra bias tape around the back and hand stitch into place as shown in picture. Hand stitching binding all the way around the back of the potholder using matching thread.
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