This Great Scrap Buster Project Makes a Wonderful Gift!
Crocheted granny squares were the inspiration for these charming little potholders. They’re simple to make and a great way to use up some of those leftover fabric scraps. Plus, they’ll look lovely wherever they hang!
Lori of Bee In My Bonnet designed these to use up fabric squares left from another project. But you can just as easily start from scratch. Simply cut squares and arrange them as they appear on the design board in the picture below.
The potholders are made up of 1 1/2″ squares pieced together with white background fabric to make 6 1/2″ blocks.
Layer, quilt, and bind as you would any quilt. The pot holders include a layer of ironing board fabric (purchased at JoAnn Fabrics) and batting to make them heatproof. Insul-Bright batting works well too.
A drapery ring stitched to each corner adds a charming touch and allows them to be hung on point.
Just remember to cut your fabric squares to 1 1/2″ instead of 2 1/2″, as mentioned in some of the instructions.
You’ll need the following pieces of the background fabric:
For this size block you will need 8 pieces that are 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for block row ends … and you will need 4 of the 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ strips for the corners.
These could also be used as mug rugs, or put several blocks together and make a little wall quilt. Whatever you do with your Granny Square blocks, we’re sure they’ll be fabulous!
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