String Pieced Pot Holders Are a Quick Finish

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They’ll be Lovely in Colors for Any Season or for All Year Long!

String pieced strips in holiday colors make lovely pot holders to enjoy all season long. They’re a quick project and make good use of leftover skinny strips of Christmas fabric.





Of course the pot holders will be lovely in any nice color combinations and fabric styles. Imagine them in soft and pretty pastels, vivid brights, elegant neutrals or whatever works with your kitchen.

String Pieced Holiday Pot Holders

Photo from thebackquarteracre on Flickr.

These make wonderful gifts, too. Because they’re so quick to finish they’re great for quick last minute gifts.

The following article shows two way to do the strip piecing, one with paper and one with a fabric foundations. The fabric foundation method is perfect for pot holders.

Click here for the String Block tutorials.

Make four blocks for each pot holder and size them to create the finished size you want. For example, starting with 4 1/2″ blocks will create pot holders that are about 8 1/2″ square (you’ll lose 1/2″ to seams).

Stitch the four blocks together referring to the photo for the layout. Layer with batting, a layer or two of Insul-Bright batting and a backing fabric. Quilt lightly and bind. You can also add a ribbon, or a finished strip of leftover binding, for hanging.

 

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