Introduction: Handle Pot Holder

These instructions assume you know basic sewing terms and supplies.

Step 1: Supplies

• (2) 2 ½” x 6” pieces insulated batting, (NOT regular batting!).

• (2) EACH roughly 31/2” x 7” pieces of outside fabric and lining. You should have 4 fabric pieces total. They are slightly larger because quilting takes up extra fabric-- they don’t have to be exact.

• 2/3 yard double-fold bias tape—minimum 3/8” wide. You will have a little extra; that’s just to make it easier to handle.

• Heavy-duty sewing needle.

• Sewing machine with zig-zag stitch capability.

Step 2: Quilting and Trimming

Layer wrong sides of outer fabric and lining along either side of batting, and quilt each side piece as desired. Cut completed side to 2” x 6”, following edges of batting. *Hint: The easy way to cut these is to quilt one side at a time and use the other for a cutting pattern! You should end up with 2 quilted side pieces the same size.

Step 3: Ends

Round corners on one short edge of each side piece. Apply bias tape to other short end, using a zig-zag stitch and heavy-duty needle, to encase the raw edge.

Step 4: Finishing

Pin both sides together, wrong sides facing. Apply bias tape around raw edges, using a zig-zag stitch and encasing edges, tucking under bias tape ends as you sew. Voila! One completed pot/pan holder.

Step 5: To Use

Slide pot holder over pot or pan handles to prevent burns and messy potholders.

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