Larger Sizes are Great for Pillows and Mini Quilts!
A beautiful pot holder made from a Christmas Tree block first caught our attention. It’s simply wonderful in green and gray with white accents.
We were delighted to discover that instructions for larger versions of the block are included in the pattern. They can be made into pillow covers, mini quilts and used in other projects.
Or just go ahead and make the charming pot holders in any color theme. They’ll make marvelous gifts.
The tree blocks are paper pieced, allowing for perfect accuracy. If you haven’t done paper piecing before try a small tree block for a pot holder. You may soon find yourself addicted to the process (you’ll find good paper piecing instructions here and here).
Instructions are provided by the designer, Jitka Clement, for tree blocks in three sizes:
- 16″ H x 12″ W
- 12″ H x 10″ W
- 10″ x 10″
The pattern includes bonus instructions for a 7″ tree block that can be used in pot holders or cut down to 6″ square for use in quilts.
To make the pot holders you’ll also need the free “Pretty Potholder” tutorial by Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company. It can be found here. Simply omit the ruffle and other decorations and use the small 7″ tree block on the front.
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