Quilting Heart Potholders

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Gift idea: darling quilted potholder. A Gift for mom, a friend or anyone who loves to cook. Can be a Valentine even.

Darling Quilted Heart Pot Holders

Mandy from the Dixie Chicken designed a winner, we think.

quilted potholders tutorial


Learn how to Machine Embroider

To learn how to make your own machine embroidery designs is not hard at all. This online class will show you how. It’s infact easy. You’ll see. Making potholders are fun beginners project.
Online Machine Embroidery Class

Quilting Materials to Make these Potholders

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What you’ll need is:

A. 3 fat quarters of coordinating fabric;

My favorite fat quarter fabrics are MODA, Amy Butler, and Robert Kaufmann.

Each of these have outstandingly beautiful coordinating designs.

Your placemat is 18" x 20", and so you’ll need this


B.   18" x 20" piece of batting that is heat-resistant, i.e. Insul~Bright 

A Quick 1,2,3 Howto

1. Draw half a  heart shape onto paper and double it to create a symmetrical heart.
2. Cut this shape twice out of fabric and once out of batting. Pin on top of each other.
3. Measuring your heart from the center top V of the heart, mark your where your quilting lines will go, and follow a diamond pattern sewing lines across the fabric. Alternatively, depending on the design of your fabric, you can follow-the-lines of the designs to quilt your potholders.
4. Measure the circumference of your heart, add seam allowance and cut a small strip of your coordinating fabric to go around the edges. Sew strip around the potholder. You could add a pocket at the back to make this potholder into a glove potholder.

TIP: Want to learn how to sew? Take a sewing class! Try this class: Craftsy Decorative Seams: Techniques and Finishes Class or ’00s of other online sewing classes that teaches you just what you need. Be sure to use this link here to get yourself a nice discount!!! :Craftsy Class Sale up to 66% off from 11/29-12/2!

photo credit and detailed tutorial: The Dixie Chicken

Also see:

Free Sewing pattern for a Darling Retro Ruffle Apron I just envision these potholders and this apron as a set, using the same coordinating fabric. Great Mothers Day idea, right/!


  1. Adorable pot holders!!! I don’t know WHY, I love pot holders!!! I have ugly cork ones from Ikea…
    A long time ago I found same as my cork Ikea ones with a CROCHET cover at a church craft fair! So I bought three.
    I am planning to start sewing again, so I can try this fun project!

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