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The last time I bought potholders at the snooty kitchen store they fell apart after only a couple months. Oddly, mine hold up a lot longer. It must be...
Materials Needed:I. 1 8-inch square each of fabric for the front and backII. 1 8 1/2-inch square thermal batting (silvery-colored, usually) OR three...
Make a sandwich: Batting in between the FF and CF squares, WS facing batting. In other words, just like the potholder will perform when it's done. ...
Using your machine, handstitches, or ties, quilt all layers together at uniform intervals, no more than 2" apart (1" if using ties). This is what mak...
Using a generous 1/4-inch seam allowance, stitch the first side together. Stop 1/4-inch from the first edge you reach and backstitch two stitches or ...
Pin this next side, and continue on sewing and folding at corners. Finish by folding down binding at a 45-degree angle and overlapping as shown.
Using scissors or rotary cutter, cut around the pot holder and trim excess batting. Note - be very careful! Don't trim the corner folds by accident....
Using 5" of the remaining bias strip, fold raw edges to center, WS together. Fold again in half. Press and sew folded edges. Fold and pin to corner...
Fold binding back to CF side and whip-stitch to back of potholder. All done!
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Posted:Jun 1, 2007
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