Sewing and Quilting

Christmas In July Quilted Potholders

Who doesn’t find themselves reaching for the potholders on a regular basis. If you’re anything like me, there are never enough.

Do you use them until they’re REALLY worn out, or do you replace them often? I know I’m feeling the heat a bit too often through mine!

Of course I’m always out of step with the season. Snowmen in April? Yep, that’s me!

Well, it’s been a really rainy summer here and last Friday I was ready for a change of pace. Not only a change of pace in weather but for some cute new home decor to take into the upcoming seasons. I fell absolutely in love with this tutorial on Sew4Home for these ruffled potholders. I’ve been reading the site for a long time, but never doing…so I jumped in.

Looking through my small stash of fabrics, and I do mean small, I had some Robert Kaufman fabric, “Holly Jolly Christmas”. This is a great fabric. I fussy cut the little mouse with the spoon. Sew adorable!! I chose “Winter White” for my thread so that it would blend in with the fabrics.

My only change to my project from the tutorial was to make a hanging loop that lays flat against the back when not in use, or flips out for hanging.

This was my first set of quilted potholders. At first I didn’t have the walking foot, but after some issues with shifting, I broke down and bought the walking foot. It went so much better! Now I’m ready to try some more.

Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you next time!