How To Make Potholders

There are several ways that you can create potholders for your kitchen. Potholders are needed when there is a time that you need to remove something from the oven that is extremely hot, and some potholders are so thin that you want to have thicker ones to avoid getting burned over and over again. This is one reason why you want to make your own potholders.

Step 1:

Make sure that you have some extra scraps of material laying around the house. The fabric will need to be the size that you want to have your potholders. These fabric pieces can be any type of fabric that you want to use.

Step 2:

Make sure that the fabric that you are using will coincide with the remaining kitchen theme that you have. Make sure that you use the template to draw an outline of the pieces to make sure that all pieces are the same size.

Step 3:

Make sure that you wash the fabric and use a mild smelling detergent and wash the fabric in cold water. The best idea is to wash them by hand and allow them to air dry. Once they have dried then you will want to make sure that you iron the pieces out so that they will lay flat on the ground.

Step 4:

Once you have ironed them out and all are done then you will want to double check to make sure that the pieces are equal and did not stretch out. If they did stretch then you will want to cut them down to the right size.

Step 5:

You will need to have quilting batter to place in between the two fabrics square's that you will have chosen for your potholders. Make sure that your fabric is aligned WITH one side pointing out and the other side pointing out as well.

Step 6:

You will need to pin the liar together with pins to hold them in place. This allows for the fabric to remain in position when they are being sewn together. You will need to have a number of pins placed on all four sides to hold the pot holder together so that you can sew them together.

Step 7:

Place a line from corner to corner in a diagonal direction and repeat this on the other corner as well.

Once you have created a line on both sides you will want to stitch along the line creating a pattern that will be seen on both sides. If you are familiar with quilting you may get as fancy as you wish creating a number of patterns along both sides of the pot holder. However, if you are just starting out in quilting this a allows for a small pattern to be inserted into the pot holder decoration.

Step 8:

You will then want to stitch all around both sides of the pot holder to seal it. Once you have done this year potholders will be ready to be used.

If you like your potholders to be thicker simply add more batting to the inside of the pot holder, and this will create a much wider and thicker pot holder.


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