Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I get to share a finish from my scrappy sewing last week. Also, I do have a PDF download available so you can make your own scrappy patchwork potholders!
I had quite a lot of extra 2 ½″ strips and squares left over from some market
sewing, so 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.
Assembly Line Sewing
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 potholder that I only did seven simple lines of quilting for these potholders…three vertical lines and four horizontal lines.
I’m definitely going to keep one…or two…because I love this size of potholder (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 potholders, you can find a 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!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Little Quiltsong says
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) says
These are so cute! Can never have too many potholder s in my kitchen.
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.
Sherri tus agarradores son bonitos!!!
gracias por compartir
Thanks for sharing the pattern with us! Your potholders are so beautiful and what a great idea for christmas gifts.
Home Sewn By Us says
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.
Thank you so much for the tutorial. Can't wait to make some. I look forward to your posts everyday!
very cute. I love making potholders for myself or for a quick gift.
Thank you for the cute pattern AND the PDF file. Yours are so cute, and I can't wait to make some.