Mother’s Day Pot Holder!

By Judith on April 11, 2017
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I realise Mother’s Day is a while ago now, but I haven’t told you about a wee make I made my mum!


Pot Holder
I have made mum pot holders before, and was pleased to see them put to good use in her kitchen recently.


But continuous use means they get a little ‘worse for wear’ over time. So I thought a replacement was in order.


I mainly store my scraps in colour order, in a tall drawer stacker! But when I have leftovers from a particular collection, I will keep them together.


I had one such little bag of small 2″ squares leftover from a quilt project a few years ago. I can’t remember which fabric collection these are from, but I had just enough to create 9″ square pot holder.



Instead of using Insul Bright Heat Resistant wadding, I tried an extra thick compressed wadding (sold in the shop where I teach as ‘oven glove wadding’!).


I increased the stitch length and was able to quilt through it no problem.  I love the firmness and texture from the thicker wadding.


Pot Holder


Curving the corners and adding co-ordinating bias binding & a loop finished this quick little gift.  It only took an afternoon!


Pot Holder


I love how this pot holder has turned out!  Can you believe I don’t have a single one in my own kitchen!  I really must make myself a few, especially as they don’t take long, and let’s face it, I have oodles of scraps to choose from!


Linking up this hot pot holder with the Scraptastic Tuesday queens, Nicky and Leanne!


Happy sewing!



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