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!