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.
A. 3 fat quarters of coordinating fabric;
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.
photo credit and detailed tutorial: The Dixie Chicken
I just envision these potholders and this apron as a set, using the same coordinating fabric.
Great Mothers Day idea, right/!