String-Pieced Pot Holders are so Quick and Easy

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Make Them in Scraps for Any Season!

Strips left over from other projects can be quickly turned into charming pot holders using string piecing. This is a simple process that yields wonderful results.

Start by choosing a combination of skinny strips that work well together. Leftover Christmas fabrics will produce lovely gifts. Make a few extra to have on hand for last-minute giving.

Or go with strips for any season or color palette. The more the merrier for a charming scrappy look.

String Pieced Pot Holders

Photo found on Pinterest. Maker unknown.

Sew the strips to a square of muslin or other plain fabric that’s the size of the finished pot holders or hot pads (7″ – 9″ is a good size). Add a layer or two of Insul-Bright batting along with cotton batting, layer up the squares, quilt and bind.

Sherri from A Quilting Life has written excellent instructions for string piecing on a fabric foundation.

Click here for the free “String Quilt Blocks Tutorial.”

 

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