They’re Quick and Make Lovely Gifts!
These charming potholders are simple to make and great for using up scraps. Plus they’re wonderful in any color theme, including seasonal and holiday colors and prints.
They’re also fun little gifts to make. The potholders are always useful and easy to personalize with the right colors and fabrics.
Paper pieced potholders.
Choose between two methods for piecing the tops: standard or paper piecing. Paper piecing will produce very precise results. This is a great project for trying that method out. Or go with standard piecing if that’s what you prefer.
Potholders made from standard piecing.
The tutorial from Stitched in Color is for paper piecing. Start with 1 1/2″ strips for finished potholders that are about 7.5” square.
A second set of potholders from the same designer are constructed using standard piecing. In this case, she started with 1.25″ strips. Learn more about these potholders here.
You’ll find instructions here for making a Courthouse Steps block using standard piecing. While the finished block is a different size, the photos clearly show how to sew the block together. Follow the cutting (1.25″ wide) and other instructions from Stitched in Color for similar results to the potholders that are paper pieced.
You’ll find the paper piecing template here.
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