This month’s project is meant to introduce some of you to quilting and a short cut to making half-square triangles. In the end you will have a handy pot holder/mitt which will serve
The patchwork block can easily be enlarged if you would like to make more blocks for a quilt, a pillow cover, placemat and many more great things for your home. Make it smaller and have a sweet Christmas tree ornament.
You can also make the pot holder/mitt without the patchwork block by just using a fabric square. Or, make it a pot holder only, by not adding the longer back piece.
As always, the fabrics you select, and the personal ways you choose to use them it totally up to you. Get as creative as you like. I will be watching to see your creations!
5″ squares of fabric: 2 squares each of two coordinating fabrics #1 and #2
4″ x 2 3/8″ rectangles: 4 of fabric #3
8″ square of any fabric for back of the patchwork square
8″ x 10″ rectangles: 1 each of two fabrics
Binding: cut one long strip, 1 1/2″ wide by about 40″ long (cut on the grain) Fold over and press one long edge 1/4″.
One 8″ square batting or fleece
One 8″ x 10″ rectangle of batting or fleece
Download the directions here: PATCHWORK POT HOLDER MITT