Monday, November 5, 2018

Patchwork Potholders

Besides her myriad of excellent patterns, Svetlana/s.o.t.a.k handmade also has quite a selection of free tutorials, many of which I've made. Most recently, her Patchwork Potholder caught my eye!


They start with a randomly pieced block. I made mine logcabin-ish, cutting into a bundle of Anna Graham's Forage. These would be an ideal candidate for scraps, but I'd been wanting to sew with Forage, and I figured with it being made of a cotton-linen blend, it would make especially sturdy potholders.


So I pieced together a pair of coordinating blocks (big! 10"!) and then layered them each with one piece of batting and one of Insul-brite, which from experience I knew to be a winning combination. I spray-basted those all, including a backing, and then slapped on my walking foot for quilting. I was going to quilt denser than 1" apart, but it felt plenty sturdy and I liked the feel of it. Then I then machine-bound them with one of the prints I'd used for my piecing.


I totally copied Sveltana and finished them each with a leather tab and rivet. Love that detail!


So these will be finding their way to a family gift exchange this next weekend where I trust someone will like them as much as I do!

8 comments:

  1. What a perfect set of items for a family gift exchange. I bet they will be appreciated!

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  2. Pot holders, they're useful and a great excuse for small experiments.
    Nice work.

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  3. They are lovely Debbie! I like very much the combination of Forage fabrics and leather tabs. I really have to try that tutorial someday ...

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  4. if they don't like them you can just send them to me! LOL gorgeous

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  5. Pot holders are fun to make! Not only are they gorgeous, they just happen to be useful too! They really do make great gifts! The hangers are so cool!

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  6. They are lovely. And the leather tab makes them something special. Very nice! xo

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  7. Love the texture of the linen prints. I'm planning on making some potholders soon and am happy to know your tip for using both batting and insul-brite together. Can you believe I've never made potholders before?

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  8. Beautiful pot holders, I love the the rivet and leather detail on them!

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