Friday, June 24, 2011

Easy One Seam Potholders

 I had some left over fabric after making the Patriotic Pinwheel Table Runner and decided to make some matching potholders out of it for the same friend. While at Sit and Sew one week someone showed me this easy way to make them so I was eager to try it out.
  All of the squares are cut the same size. I had enough to make 8" squares but make them whatever size you like. First, layer one square, wrong side up. Next, put a square of heat resistant batting.(I used two for extra protection) Then, layer another square, right side up.(This will end up being the bottom of you pot holder.)
 Take the four squares you want showing on the "woven" side of your potholder and press them diagonally, forming triangles. Match one of the short sides of each triangle to the edge of the pile of squares. Work your way all around in this manner.
                                                        This is how it should look.
           Alternatively, you can fold them from side to side forming a rectangle and then layer them.
 When positioning the fourth side you will need to lift the first one to layer it properly. (Like you would if closing a box.)
        Sew around all four sides, without lifting the presser foot, using a 1/4" seam. Clip corners.
                                                           Turn right side out.   
                                                           That's it! Sew easy.
Blessings to you~

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  1. What a clever idea and so easy too! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  2. That was really interesting! Thanks for passing along this idea.

  3. It's SO good to hear from you ladies. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Great post! I made this potholder years ago, but I didn't remember how we made it! Thanks for the tutorial!
    I am your new follower!

  5. Welcome Marcia and thanks for the follow!

  6. What a great idea. I'll have to add that to my list!

  7. Hey, those are the ones you made for me! I love them!