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How to Make a Quilted Potholder (Video)

Making potholders is simple with our video tutorial and step-by-step instructions!

Updated September 05, 2019
How to Make a Quilted Potholder Video

Looking for a fun addition to your kitchen? Then look no further than this Fun Gingham Pot Holder! This easy sewing project is perfect for sewists looking for a quick pattern that is actually useful. These DIY pot holders contain insulation so they can withstand heat.

Plus, the gingham pattern on this fabric is classic, cheerful, and sure to brighten up your kitchen. With pot holders this cute, you'll actually want to cook all day long. Save money on boring store-bought pot holders and work up this fun sewing pattern instead.

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How to Make a Quilted Potholder Video Tutorial

Quilted Potholder Instructions

Materials List:
9 by 7 inch squares of fabric A
7 by 5 inch squares of fabric B (great scrap buster)
Insulated batting
Cotton batting
Free pattern
Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat
Sewing essentials
505 spray or glue stick
Marking pen
Double fold bias tape

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For the base piece:
  1. Cut two 7 by 9 inch rectangles from fabric A, one rectangle from insulated batting, and one from cotton batting. 
     
  2. Using a glue stick or 505 spray, make a sandwich with fabric A on the outside.

Fabric Sandwich

  1.  Using a ruler and marking pen, mark lines on fabric. Topstitch together in desired pattern. Learn more about topstitching with our guide.

Top Stitch

  1. Using the printed pattern, cut off corners and rough edges.

Fabric Tracing

For the mitts:

  1. Using the paper pattern, cut two pieces of cotton batting.

Cutting Batting

  1. Fold fabric B.
     
  2. Place the paper pattern along the fold, and cut around the pattern. Repeat.

Cut along the fold

  1. With your ruler and marking pen, mark fabric lines for top stitching. Stitch fabric.

Putting it together:

  1. Clip the mitts to the base.

Clipping quilts

  1. Zig zag stitch mits into place, then zig zag stitch all around the potholder.
     
  2. Cut a 6 inch piece of bias tape. Sew a straight stitch along the edge of tape for the hanging loop.
     
  3. Sew on bias tape to finish.

Sewing bias
Finished Pot Holder

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