So we’ve discussed my resolve to have cute dishtowels. And my philosophy to use them on a daily basis and throw caution and dirty fingerprints to the wind.
Apparently this brave attitude is spreading to my other kitchen related items – namely potholders.
Why should I use a plain boring potholder when I can use something cute and fun? Something that makes me want to bake cookies. And eat cookies.
Cause I need more of an excuse there.
Anyway – here is the last installment in my cute kitchen series using the Verona line from Riley Blake – it’s the “Let’s Eat” Potholder!
Here’s what you’ll need for the Potholder:
Fabric for appliqués and front and back pieces
Fabric for binding – you’ll need a piece 7 1/2″ x 3″ and 40″ x 3″
Moonstitch Ribbon for trim
Wonder Under fusible webbing
Begin by cutting out all your pattern pieces. Start with your silverware pieces. Iron your fabric onto Wonder Under then cut them out. Peel off the paper backing and iron them onto your front Potholder piece.
Sew around them with a tiny zig zag stitch.
Layer together your front potholder pieces. You’ll need the back potholder piece, a piece of thin batting, the InsulFleece, another piece of thin batting, and then the top layer of the front potholder. The fabric pieces should be right sides out.
Pin together all your layers. Sew around each of the applique pieces with a straight stitch. Sew together all the layers 1/4″ from the edges.
Trim off and even up the edges.
Fold your smaller binding piece in half long ways and press. Line up the raw edges of the binding with the back side of the front potholder piece.
Sew the binding to the back of the potholder front piece with a 1/2″ seam.
Fold the binding over the top of the potholder piece to the front. Cut a length of moonstitch ribbon the width of the potholder front – 7 1/2″.
Tuck the ribbon under the fold of the binding so half of it is peeking out. Sew the binding down just inside the folded edge, sewing down the ribbon at the same time.
Layer together your back potholder pieces just like you did the front. Quilt the pieces together – you can do this any way you like. I followed the lines of the front fabric and quilted the pieces along the rows.
Sew around the edges with a 1/4″ seam and trim the edges.
Fold your long binding piece in half and press. Place your two potholder pieces together and pin. Pin it to the back side of your back potholder piece, like you did the top binding.
Sew the binding on with a 1/2″ seam – but leave the bottom section open. Make sure you have extra binding on both sides.
Mark the point where the binding would meet in the center. Open up the binding and sew the pieces together right sides together.
Press the seam open and fold the binding back in half. Sew the binding around to the front, just inside the folded edge of the binding.
That finishes it off!
It makes such a cute set with the little Dishtowel!
I hope you enjoyed the series – I’d love to see if you make any of them!
What do you think?
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