Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Scrappy Patchwork Potholders

Hello and happy Tuesday!  Today I get to share a finish from my scrappy sewing last week...and I also have a free PDF download so you can make your own scrappy patchwork pot holders!

I had quite a lot of extra 2 1/2" strips and squares left over from some market 


sewing, and as I shared last week I made some patchwork rectangles with several of them.  I stacked everything up and chain pieced all four rectangles pretty quickly. Then I cut batting,  InsulBrite (a heat resistant product), backings and little hangers for each.


I again stacked everything up for assembly-line sewing and first did the quilting...then made all of the hanging tabs, made bias binding and finally stitched all the binding on by machine.  I hand-stitched the final side of the binding down, but you could easily do that by machine as well (you can round the edges using a spool of thread or small cup as a guide, but remember that you'll need to cut your binding on the bias if you round the edges).



I really love the backing fabric I used (left over from one of my quilt backs). You can easily see from the photo of the back of the pot holder that I only did seven simple lines of quilting for these pot holders...three vertical lines and four horizontal lines.



I'm definitely going to keep one...or two...because I love this size of pot holder (not only is it perfect for grabbing hot dishes out of the oven, but it's also big enough to rest a large casserole dish or pot on). But I have at least three that I can set aside for Christmas gifts. 

If you would like to make your own scrappy patchwork pot holders, you can download the PDF here. There are two different sizes in the PDF--the version shown above as well as a 16-patch square version.  I hope you'll have fun making some of these! (please use for your own personal use only).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

9 comments:

Little Quiltsong said...

These are so pretty in your new fabric line. Thank you for sharing the PDF on these. I definitely need new ones.....:)!

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

These are so cute! Can never have too many potholder s in my kitchen.

Lucy said...

Thanks Sherri for showing how to use my 2 1/2 squares. I make pot holders from disappearing blocks but never thought of your idea. This is so much nicer and quick. Thanks again.

belarmina said...


Sherri tus agarradores son bonitos!!!
gracias por compartir


Hildy said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern with us! Your potholders are so beautiful and what a great idea for christmas gifts.

Home Sewn By Us said...

These are just SO cute! I love them and thank you for sharing the instructions for making them. I would love to share them on my blog - with credit to you and your website, of course! Thank you again.

OPQuilt said...

Very cool--thanks!

Gingerbread said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. Can't wait to make some. I look forward to your posts everyday!

doodlebugmom said...

very cute. I love making potholders for myself or for a quick gift.

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