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How to Make Simple, Quick & Easy Quilted Pot Holders

These quilted pot holders are not only quick and easy to make, they add a nice spring or summer touch to any kitchen!

 
 

First cut a long strip of fabric 2 1/2 inches by the width of the fabric.  (Most cotton fabrics are 45" wide.) So your strip will be 2 1/2" X 45"  Then cut another strip of your opposite color.

Place your 2 strips pretty sides together.  Pin down the long side. Stitch using the pressure foot as your guide down the long side seam.

Press your seam on the strip toward the darker fabric.

Cut your long strip into 4 1/4" blocks as shown in the photo. Do this so you have eight.

Arrange your blocks on the table as shown in the photo so that one of your pot holders will have the darker fabric as the center "t" and the other pot holder will have the lighter fabric as the center "t".

Let's do one pot holder first. Place the top left block on top of the bottom left block pretty sides together as shown in the photo. Pin at the seam.  Stitch using the pressure foot as your guide.

Do the same to the right side.

Press your seams towards the darker fabric.
Place the left and right pieces together at the seam as shown in the photo. MATCH THE CENTER SEAM.  In quilting one of the most important steps is to make sure your seams line up nicely.
Pin the seam.

Stitch the seam using your pressure foot as your guide.

There..., the top of your pot holder is done, now do the same for the other one.

 
Cut a backing for your potholders the same size as the top. 

Cut the quilt battings for the pot holders the same size as the top also.

Cut a piece of ribbon for your handle about 4". Fold ribbon in half.  Pin the ends of the ribbon to the corner of the back of the pot holder pretty side up, just like the photo.

Stitch ribbon in place at the end. 

MAKE SURE THE RIBBON STAYS DOWN AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO.

Place the quilt batting on the table.  Then place the backing of the pot holder pretty side up facing you (Make sure the ribbon is still down.) Last, place the pot holder top pretty side down.

Pin around the outer edge through all three layers.  Leave a 4" opening as shown in the photo where they are pointing.

Stitch around the pot holder using the pressure foot as your guide. Do not stitch at the opening.

Trim seams, and clip curves as shown in the photo.

Turn the pot holders pretty side out.  Poke out corners.  Hand stitch the opening closed.

For a nice quilted effect top stitch around the whole outer edge of each potholder using the pressure foot as your guide.  Notice that stitch in the photos.

Great job!  Your adorable country handmade quilted pot holders are done!

 
 

 

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