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.
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.
Photoshopped to show another color combination.
The following article shows two ways to do the strip piecing, one with paper and one with a fabric foundation. The fabric foundation method is perfect for pot holders.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest has featured many patterns from vendors participating in the Craftsy Marketplace, most of which have been deleted by Craftsy. It's going to take awhile for us to hunt down new sources for those patterns. In the meantime there are many links to patterns on our site that no longer work. We apologize if this article contains one or more of those links and appreciate your patience while we straighten things out. Thank you!
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest does not sell or otherwise provide patterns directly. We showcase patterns and projects from various vendors, bloggers and other sources. Please make a note of where you access a pattern (the link in the yellow box toward the end of each Quilting Digest article). That way you can contact Support for that source if you have downloading problems or other issues. Thank you!