When we took our trip to America, one of the items that we brought back for my mother-in-law was a packet of fabric ornaments from Devil’s Tower Monument, Wyoming. She and my sister-in-law are incredibly crafty women. In fact, one of the first gifts that I received from Enid was a fabric bag that she had sewed, which was adorned with beautiful stitching. Since then, I have gotten many tailor-made gifts, all of which I love and use. This potholder is the most recent one, and is (secretly) my favourite to date.
I found it to be an extremely thoughtful gesture for Enid to use a present that was intended for her, and make something beautiful out of it, and to give it to her son and daughter-in-law. Thus, I asked her to collaborate with me on this post, so I could share it with each one of my amazing readers. Here’s how to make a quilted potholder.
2 pieces 12”x 12” cotton fabric
1 piece 12” x 12” terry cloth (I used a new facecloth)
1 4” x 4” quilt square or any cute border print fabric
1. Turn quilt square edges under and press.
2. Center the quilt square on the right side of one of the cotton and stitch in place.
3. Place the two cotton squares right sides together.
4. Place your terry cloth square on top of the cotton squares and pin through all layers.
5. Sew around all sides and leave a 4” opening on the last side to turn it later.
6. Remove the pins and the trim extra fabric close to seam.
7. Turn the potholder onto its right side through the opening. I used a ruler to poke the corners out.
8. Press the whole potholder and fold the opening in so that you can sew it shut. I hand sewed the opening shut with matching thread.
9. Then I topstitched around the quilt patch with contrasting thread a few times, and that’s it!