Easy DIY Potholders – perfect for using and gifting!

( Sponsored) We are so excited to announce the launch of the Little House on the Prairie @AndoverFabrics and a fabulous giveaway. #littlehousemoment #LHOTPFabric

What we’re making, Easy Potholders – perfect for using and gifting!

fabric rolls

I recently received a pack of 5 fat quarters from Andover Fabric’s Little House on The Prairie line. These are just the kind of fabrics to get you excited about starting a new quilt project. I loved the combination of colors and patterns. I’ll admit sometimes when I am shopping for quilt fabric I get overwhelmed trying to find the right mixture of lights and darks – so when all of that was done for me I was thrilled!

PrairieFlowers_Edit

Prairie Flowers

The Little House on the Prairie books were one of the first series I read growing up and, of course, I’ve seen almost every episode of the TV show. That period of time IS quilts and fabric crafts and it makes so much sense for a line of quilt fabrics (Thank you Andover) This is the perfect series for a fabric line.

Walnut-Grove_lhop_andover

Walnut Grove

The fabric is good quality quilting material – will sew well and has a good hand. The trouble was, I am in the finishing stages of a baby quilt I started this summer and if I don’t’ get it done soon that baby may be in college before I meet him! So, what to do with all this great fabric?

andover fabrics lhop

Scenics and Icons

The holidays are upon us – time to be with family and friends, lots of time in the kitchen – and I thought – how about making potholders? Then I stumbled on this tutorial at A Spoon Full of Sugar. These are easy, and I can make just about 4 from each fat quarter. Pot holders are a perfect hostess gift and even if you are a beginning seamstress– you can do this!

 

Here’s what you need:

  • 5 fat quarters of a variety of coordinated fabric
  • quilt batting
  • Insul-Brite batting

 Here’s how you make a pot holder:

  • Make an 8” circle template from cardboard, or do as I do and use an upside down salad plate which measures 8”.
  • Trace and cut one circle from each of 4 fabrics
  • Trace and cut two circles from the quilt batting (then cut one circle in half).
  • Trace and cut one circle from the insulbrite batting.
  • With the last fabric, cut 2 strips measuring 2 ¼ by 8 inches – these will be binding.

materials

  • Stack the quilt batting on top of the insulbrite and top with one of the fabric circles (pretty side up). Pin and sew around the edge to “quilt” the stack together
  • Fold another circle in half and insert one of the halved batting circles inside. Pin and repeat with other circle.

Halfcircle

  • Press binding strips in half, then open and fold to press each side in again, creating a folded over “v”.
  • Put binding on the straight side on half circle and sew with a scant seam. Repeat with other half circle.

sewonbinding

 

Pin the two half circles to the inside fabric (pretty sides facing), sew around the circle then invert.

attachtobackside

Place top and bottom together ( the pretty side facing).  Sew around the circle, but leave a 4-inch opening to invert when you are done.

sewrightsidestogether

After you have turned in right side out, stitch the opening closed.

Voila!  Potholder!

 

 

potholder

If you are a quilter like me and have extra batting and fabric from a project, whip up one or two of these potholders with your scraps. A great way to bring those fabrics you love into your everyday kitchen life!  Fat quarters lend themselves to so many great projects – use your imagination!

 

The Little House on the Prairie by Andover fabrics can be found in your local store by checking the store locator on  Andover Fabrics.

The best news is there is a giveaway to coincide with the new launch of Little House on the Prairie fabrics.  How would you like to WIN a great prize?

lhotp-andover-giveaway-prize-bundle

This is a fantastic Giveaway. Visit Little House on the Prairie to for your chance to win the Giveaway Pack of Fabrics and more!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am participating in an Influencer campaign for Andover Fabrics. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Andover Fabrics and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

Related Post

What do you think?

*