Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Scrap Fabric Craft of the Week

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Come Thanksgiving, I always feel like I cannot have too many pot holders. Great for using both as makeshift trivets or for keeping safe, an attractive set of matching pot holders is always appreciated. So whether you are looking for a useful craft to do, or for a great gift idea for someone on your Christmas list, consider making a set of fun pot holders with quilting fabric. The Warm Biscuit Bedding Co. has some great fabrics whether you are looking for kitchen patterns floral designs, or Christmas patterns.

vintage fabric potholders

here’s what you’ll need:
-two 8″ squares of thick fabric, such as canvas or bark cloth. (no flammable synthetics!)
-8″ square piece of cotton batting (which you can double for extra thickness)
-36″ piece of extra-wide double fold seam binding
-matching thread
-scissors
-steam iron
-pins
-sewing machine

1. cut out fabric and batting, and sandwich them together with the batting in the middle.
2. pin your seam binding around the raw edges of the fabric, easing the corners into shape with the steam iron (this takes a little patience, but the corners will eventually lie flat when pressed.) the tail end of the seam binding will be 4″ longer than the perimeter of the potholder.3. stitch around the potholder close to the edge of the seam binding, making sure to catch the bottom layer. stitch all the way up the tail.
4. fold under the raw edge of the tail end of the seam binding 1/2″ and press. fold the tail down to create a loop. pin and stitch into place.

Viola!

1 comment:

Susie said...

Love that fabric!