How I Make Potholders

I put this together for the students of Ms. S. at Strath Haven High School.

Cut two pieces of cotton batting 8.5″ square.
Place them on newsprint or something that doesn’t matter because there will be overspray. Spray both pieces of batting.
Place back piece of 8.5″ fabric on one piece.
Place 8.5″ front on the other piece of sprayed batting.
Pin both pieces together with front & back facing each other and batting on the back.
Stitch 1/4″ around leaving 3″ unsewn for turning. Remember to sew backwards at the start and finish for strength.
Clip corners off.
Turn so front & back are on the outside. Gently poke corners.
Press with iron and pin.
Quilt using longest stitch. Bury starting & finishing threads.
Stack of potholders ready to quilt.
Two finished potholders.

2 Responses to “How I Make Potholders”

  1. Tam G Says:

    Lovely! And avoids the pesky binding issue. 🙂

  2. Annie Says:

    Thanks for sharing your process

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