No matter what your sewing skill level, this project is perfect. The scrap happy potholder can grab your home-cooked meals straight from the oven and then it doubles as a trivet.
That’s right, thanks to the special batting, this easy to make project can save your surfaces from the scorching heat! The insul-bright batting used in the center is designed to absorb the heat and reflect the transfer. That means you can place your fresh from the oven goodies, straight on this little beauty at dinner time. If you have never worked with this special batting, now is the time. It stitches just like regular batting but that extra bonus feature makes it a MUST have for any kitchen friendly project.
SCRAP HAPPY POTHOLDER DETAILS:
Finished Size: 9″ wide by 10″ tall
Special Finishes: ribbon loop
This potholder pattern is easy to make in batches and perfect for beginners. Just grab your scraps and start stitching. Round and round you go until you have reached the finished size. The partial seam is a great skill builder for beginners. Not only is it something you can tackle but with each seam, your confidence will build. This way, you will be ready for the next big project with Y seams.
Quilting on thicker projects can sometimes be a challenge with your standard sewing foot. So, we suggest you use a walking foot. This special foot will help apply pressure to both the top and bottom of your fabrics, allowing everything to moving under the needle at the same speed. Want to learn more about this special foot? The Sewing Loft has a great tutorial and breakdown on how to use this special foot.
Once you use this walking foot you will never go back. The scrap happy potholder has a hexie for the center and spirals out from there. The hexie center helps define the potholder shape while adding interest. We think this design is perfect for fussy cutting. That means if you’ve been saving a special piece of fabric with a focal point on it, this is the perfect project!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS PROJECT:
Let’s take a close up look at a finished scrap happy potholder. Don’t they look great?! We think they are perfect for gift giving. Just stitch them up in batches and whip up your favorite homemade dish. Talk about a thoughtful gift!
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