I'm back with my Scrappy Potholders after finally getting the pics on here. I have been making these for awhile now and wanted to share with you.I made this up in my head since I am no good at using bias binding so I came up with an alternate plan! These potholders are far from perfect but are quite useful and cheap to make.So ladies,grab all your fabric scraps ,an old flat blanket,and some other fabric like polyester and get to making these up for Christmas,yard sales,etc.
This is my way but you can devise your own way.
First..cut out some 10" squares from the old blanket and other scraps,and the fabric you want to use on the outside.I find that making a 10" square template out of something heavy like denim really helps you to cut these out.
Second...cut some long strips of solid color(or whatever you like) about 2" wide,press down 1/4" on one side.Use this to bind the edges.
Now make a sandwich,not too thick or you'll break a needle.
Then quilt(I use the X type but whatever floats your boat is fine)
Now when that's done,trim off even on each side,take the end of the long strip with pressed edge facing you and fold down the top edge,lay on the side of square and sew down to the end,cut off about 1/2" longer so you can fold it up.
Fold up and sew down.Do all four sides the same except the last one you add a loop,then sew it down.
For the loop I use bias binding folded over and sewed together,cut into 5'' pieces.If you don't have binding,cut a strip of fabric about 1 1/2'' wide,fold edges to center,fold over again and sew.cut loops from this strip.
It's really simple once you get the hang of it.Also for your small scraps,just sew them all together in random colors,prints,etc and when you get a big piece,press it and cut the squares from that.
I warn you,it's very addictive...lolI have used up 2 big bags of scraps so far and actually have sold a few of them to my friends at the thrift store!
So ladies,have fun and I'm here for any questions or feedback.
No I don't have a tute but it's so easy,if you need me just ask!
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year