Potholder Nancy Notions Nancy Zieman

By Donna Fenske, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger

Add a pop of color to your kitchen, BBQ or holiday event, match your next party theme, or create a fun hostess gift with these quilted pot holders. The pot holders are created in minutes using a few simple tricks.

 Supplies:

  • You’ll need four different fabrics for this project: 1/4 yard cotton quilting fabric; 1/4 yard coordinating cotton quilting fabric for binding; 1/4 yard of Insul-Bright; and 1/4 yard of Quilted Iron Quick Fabric.

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Construction:

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.

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  • 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.

Pot holder 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.

Pot holder 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.

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

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  • 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

The Hot and Handy Projects book includes:

  • Full color photographs and illustrations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Double-wire binding so pages lay flat when open—no more struggling to keep your page from turning or bending; plus it’s easier to keep your book right next to you as you work
  • Soft cover with 44 pages, by Nancy Zieman of Sewing With Nancy

Hot and Handy Projects Book by Nancy Zieman

Thanks to Donna Fenske, guest blogger!

 

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.

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