Potholder Nancy Notions Nancy Zieman



By Donna Fenske, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger

Personalize kitchen décor and keep your hands safe from hot dishes at the same time. Sew this quilted pot holder in minutes using simple sewing techniques. 

Potholder Nancy's Notions Nancy Zieman


Potholder Nancy's Notions Nancy Zieman



  • Create pockets for your fingers by cutting one of the cotton print fabric circles and one of the Quilted Iron Quick Fabric circles in half.
  • Place the wrong sides of your cotton fabric on the shiny side of the Quilted Iron Quick Fabrics and zigzag the layers of each half together.


Potholder Nancy's Notions Nancy Zieman



  • Make the base for the pot holder by layering the remaining circles of fabric—Quilted Iron Quick, shiny side down; Insul-Bright; and cotton fabric, wrong side down.
  • Zigzag the three layers together around the outer edge.


Potholder Nancy's Notions Nancy Zieman



  • Select a cotton fabric that coordinates with your cotton print to make bias trim strips.
  •  Cut 2″ wide bias strips from yardage or a fat quarter. Join short ends of bias strips, right sides together, with diagonal seams if cut from a fat quarter. You’ll need approximately 1-1/2 yards of continuous binding for the project.
  • Use a 1″ Bias Tape Maker and your iron to create bias strips.


Potholder Nancy's Notions Nancy Zieman



  • Encase each of the straight edges of the finger pockets and stitch binding in place.


Potholder Nancy's Notions Nancy Zieman



  • Assemble the layers of the pot holder by stacking the completed finger pockets, right side up, on the pot holder base, also right side up.
  • Meet the bias binding of the finger pockets in the center.


Potholder Nancy's Notions Nancy Zieman



  • Zigzag the layers together around the outer edges.
  • Use the remaining bias binding to finish the outer edges, using your favorite binding technique.


Potholder Nancy's Notions Nancy Zieman



  • Sew pot holders as gifts for friends. They make festive additions to any holiday or seasonal gathering, too—think summer barbecues, Thanksgiving or Christmas, and special birthday celebrations.


Potholder Nancy Notions Nancy Zieman



Watch a video demonstration of the step-by-step process to make these 60-Minute Pocket Pot Holders then download the free pattern instructions.

Thanks to Donna Fenske for being my guest blogger this month!

Nancy's Giveaway Winner

Thanks for sharing your favorite notions with me from my previous post. The random winner of the 5-in-1 Gauge is Sandra L. Her comment was:

My favorite sewing aide is my MagEyes. I would be quite lost without them for any hand sewing. And, I really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments.

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

Content in this feed is © copyright 2013 by Nancy Zieman and may not be republished without written permission. You’re welcome to forward the email to a friend or colleague but it’s not okay to add the RSS feed automatically as content on a blog or other website.