This ‘how to make a quilted potholder’ is a great project for a beginner.. Whip up 2-3 and present it for a nice gift.
Supplies Needed to make potholder:
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Cut 2 – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ fabric (one is for the back-this can be a different fabric)
Cut 1 – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ of cotton batting
Cut 1 – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ of Insul-bright (makes it heat resistant)
Cut 1 – 2 1/2″ x 42″ bias strips for binding (see link below to make bias binding)
Layer back fabric piece face down.
Next – Layer cotton batting.
Then – Layer Insul-Bright.
Lastly – Layer front fabric piece face up. Pin or clip together.
Quilt pieces together using diagonal lines, vertical lines, or horizontal lines. A diamond shape is nice too.
Round all corners except upper left corner. Leave squared.
Make bias binding. Press in half lengthwise. Pin or clip to the back piece starting in upper left corner going down the side edge. Sew 1/4″ seams
At each rounded corner, scrunch up binding to go around corners, and keep sewing all the way around.
When you get back around to where you started, fold the binding around to the back and sew off the edge with it turned under. Leave 5″ of binding and cut the excess off.
Fold binding to front and stitch on edge of binding all the way around. Stitch on binding those 5 inches you left. Fold 1/4″ under at the end and stitch across. Make a loop and stitch to potholder on back with a zig-zag stitch.
If you would rather watch a video on all this process, I made a YouTube Video for you to follow along.
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