A Year of Pot Holders

A Year of Pot Holders

by Barbara Clayton

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Overview

Everyone uses pot holders, so why not make yourself a set that celebrates each month of the year? Add a bit of decoration and style to your kitchen for years to come with these long-lasting pot holders. Make a couple of extra to give away while you are stitching, so when the occasion arises and a gift is needed, you have one handy as a much-appreciated gift. Try several different applique methods, including freezer-paper, fused and interfaced applique, while using up some scraps from your stash. Full-size templates are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640250390
Publisher: Annie's
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 10 MB

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CHAPTER 1

January Snow Bear Pot Holder

Most bears hibernate in the winter, but our bear is weathering the storm on this wintry-scene pot holder.

Project Specifications

Pot Holder Size: 8" × 8"

Fabric

• 8 1/2" × 8 1/2" square blue print
• 8 1/2" × 8 1/2" square white solid
• Scraps green, brown and tan prints
• Backing 8 1/2" × 8 1/2"
• Cotton batting 8 1/2" × 8 1/2"
• 1 1/8 yards self-made or purchased white bias binding

Tools & Supplies

• White all-purpose thread
• Blue and white quilting thread
• Clear nylon monofilament
• Black 6-strand embroidery floss
• 1/8 yard medium-weight fusible interfacing
• 1/8 yard fabric stabilizer
• Basic sewing tools and supplies, stylet, knitting needle or pencil and water-erasable fabric marker or pencil

Instructions

1. Prepare templates for each piece using pattern pieces given; cut as directed on each piece.

2. Prepare bear and tree pieces for appliqué referring to Interfaced Appliqué in the General Instructions.

3. Round corners on blue print square referring to the General Instructions. Turn under curved edge of the snow piece and place on the blue print square matching bottom corners.

4. Machine-appliqué turned-under, curved edge of snow piece to the blue print square using clear nylon monofilament in the top of the machine and all-purpose thread in the bobbin.

5. Appliqué bear and tree pieces in numerical order referring to Interfaced Appliqué in the General Instructions.

6. Using 3 strands of black embroidery floss, stitch detail lines on bear as marked on pattern and using satin stitch for nose and eye, straight stitch for claws and running stitch for ears.

7. Prepare for quilting and quilt referring to the General Instructions using white quilting thread on the blue areas and on lines marked on trees and blue quilting thread on the white areas.

8. Bind edges, making a hanging loop, referring to the General Instructions.

CHAPTER 2

February Hearts Oven Mitt

Heart-shaped flowers make a delicate statement on a large oven mitt.

Project Specifications

Pot Holder Size: 8" × 11 1/2"

Fabric

• Scraps pink and green prints
• 1/3 yard each white solid and red print
• 2 rectangles cotton batting 10" × 13"
• 1 1/2 yards self-made or purchased burgundy bias binding

Tools & Supplies

• White and red all-purpose thread
• Green, pink and red machine-embroidery thread
• Dark green quilting thread
• Clear nylon monofilament
• 1/8 yard fusible transfer web
• 1/4 yard fabric stabilizer
• Basic sewing tools and supplies

Instructions

1. Prepare templates for heart and leaf shapes using pattern pieces given. Prepare pieces for appliqué referring to the Fusible Appliqué instructions in the General Instructions and patterns for number to cut.

2. Prepare template for mitt shape using pattern given. Cut three white solid and two batting; reverse and cut one red print.

3. Arrange appliqué shapes on one white solid mitt shape referring to the lines marked on the pattern for positioning of shapes; fuse in place.

4. Machine-appliqué shapes in place using machine-embroidery thread to match fabrics and referring to the General Instructions. Using green machine-embroidery thread and a medium-width machine satin stitch, sew stem lines as marked on pattern.

5. Draw diagonal lines 1 1/2" apart on one white solid mitt shape in both directions to make a grid as shown in Figure 1; sandwich a batting piece between the marked white solid and the red print mitt shapes and pin layers together to hold.

6. Using white all-purpose thread, machine-stitch on marked lines.

7. Sandwich the remaining batting piece between the appliquéd mitt top and another white solid mitt shape; pin to hold. Quilt referring to the General Instructions using dark green quilting thread for hand quilting and stems. Machine-quilt close to stems and appliqué shapes using clear nylon monofilament in the top of the machine and all-purpose thread in the bobbin.

8. Place the two quilted mitt shapes with wrong sides together; baste around outside edges.

9. Bind edges, making a loop on the thumb side, referring to the General Instructions to finish.

CHAPTER 3

March Lucky Shamrock Pot Holder

Simple shamrock shapes appliquéd to a Four-Patch block is enough to add the luck of the Irish to your March kitchen.

Project Specifications

Pot Holder Size: 8" × 8"

Fabric

• One 9? × 9? square each light, medium and dark green prints
• Backing 8 1/2" × 8 1/2"
• Cotton batting 8 1/2" × 8 1/2"
• 1 1/8 yards self-made or purchased green bias binding

Tools & Supplies

• Light and dark green all-purpose thread
• Dark green and white quilting thread
• Clear nylon monofilament
• 1/8 yard medium-weight fusible interfacing
• 1/8 yard fabric stabilizer
• Basic sewing tools and supplies, stylet, knitting needle or pencil and water-erasable fabric marker or pencil

Instructions

1. Prepare template for shamrock piece using pattern piece given; cut as directed on the piece.

2. Cut two squares each 4 1/2" × 4 1/2" light and medium green prints.

3. Prepare shamrock pieces for appliqué referring to Interfaced Appliqué in the General Instructions.

4. Join the squares to complete the pieced top referring to the Placement Diagram for positioning of squares.

5. Round corners on pieced square referring to the General Instructions.

6. Appliqué shamrocks in place referring to Interfaced Appliqué in the General Instructions.

7. Prepare for quilting and quilt referring to the General Instructions using white quilting thread on the shamrock shapes and dark green quilting thread on the background squares.

8. Bind edges, making a hanging loop, referring to the General Instructions.

CHAPTER 4

April Bunny Pot Holder

This Easter Bunny will be happy to help you celebrate the Easter holidays.

Project Specifications

Pot Holder Size: 8 1/2" × 9"

Fabric

• Scraps light pink, pink, green, blue and yellow prints
• 3/8 yard white solid
• Cotton batting 11" × 11"

Tools & Supplies

• White all-purpose thread
• Gray and white quilting thread
• Yellow and pink machine-embroidery thread
• Clear nylon monofilament
• 1/8 yard fusible transfer web
• 3 1/2" × 3 1/2" square medium-weight fusible interfacing
• 1/4 yard fabric stabilizer
• Freezer paper
• Basic sewing tools and supplies, stylet, knitting needle or pencil

Instructions

1. Prepare templates using pattern pieces given. Cut the bunny and egg pieces as directed on the patterns. Cut the egg stripe and triangle pieces and prepare for appliqué referring to Fusible Appliqué in the General Instructions.

2. Transfer detail lines onto the top bunny piece.

3. Cut and prepare the ear piece for appliqué referring to Interfaced Appliqué in the General Instructions. Place on bunny piece referring to the pattern for positioning, fuse and stitch in place, again referring to the General Instructions.

4. Cut and pin a 2" × 2" square of fabric stabilizer behind the eye area. Using pink machine-embroidery thread in the top of the machine and all-purpose thread in the bobbin, machine satin-stitch the eye shape; when stitching is complete, remove stabilizer.

5. Apply the stripe and triangle pieces to the eggs, again referring to the General Instructions. Pin fabric stabilizer behind each egg shape. Machine-appliqué shapes on egg pieces using yellow machine-embroidery thread on eggs 1 and 2 and pink machine-embroidery thread on eggs 1 and 3 referring to the Placement Diagram. When stitching is complete, remove stabilizer.

6. Prepare egg shapes for appliqué and appliqué in place on the bunny shape in numerical order as marked on the pattern referring to Freezer-Paper Appliqué in the General Instructions.

7. Unfold the seam allowance on outside edges of eggs and press flat. Cut a white solid backing and batting piece using bunny-and-egg shape as a pattern.

8. Cut a bias strip 2 1/2" × 5" from white solid; fold in half and press. Fold the two raw edges inside toward the fold; press. Topstitch the strip with white thread close to the edge. Fold the strip into a loop and pin the raw ends to the top of the bunny piece as marked on pattern.

9. Pin the pot holder top to the backing piece, right sides together with backing shape; pin the batting to the backing piece.

10. Sew around the outside edges using a 1/4" seam, leaving an opening as marked on pattern. Clip curves and indentations and turn right side out.

11. With a stylet, knitting needle or pencil with broken lead, smooth out seams on the inside. Pull the loop up; slipstitch opening closed. Press lightly.

12. Machine-quilt around ear using clear nylon monofilament in the top of the machine and all-purpose thread in the bobbin. Hand-quilt around top edges of each egg shape and along the detail lines using gray quilting thread and 1/4" from outside edges using white quilting thread to finish.

CHAPTER 5

May Spring Tulips Pot Holder

Swing into spring with a pieced-andappliquéd, tulip-motif pot holder in bright spring colors.

Project Specifications

Pot Holder Size: 8 1/2" × 8 1/2"

Fabric

• Scraps red, yellow and green prints
• 1/8 yard blue print
• 1/4 yard white solid
• Backing 9" × 9"
• Cotton batting 9 × 9
• 1 1/8 yards self-made or purchased blue bias binding

Tools & Supplies

• Blue and white all-purpose thread
• Blue quilting thread
• Clear nylon monofilament
• 1/8 yard medium-weight fusible interfacing
• 1/8 yard fabric stabilizer
• Basic sewing tools and supplies, stylet, knitting needle or pencil and water-erasable fabric marker or pencil

Instructions

1. Prepare templates for tulip motif using pattern given; cut as directed on the pattern.

2. Cut one square blue print and four squares white solid 2 1/2" × 2 1/2" for A.

3. Cut one strip each blue print and white solid 1 1/2" × 13". Sew the strips together along length with right sides together; press seams toward blue print strip.

4. Subcut strip set into 1 1/2" segments; you will need eight segments. Join two segments as shown in Figure 1 to make a Four-Patch unit; repeat for four units.

5. Join the A squares with the Four-Patch units in rows as shown in Figure 2; join rows to complete an Irish Chain unit. Press seams in one direction.

6. Cut two squares white solid 5 1/8" × 5 1/8"; cut each square on one diagonal to make triangles. Sew a triangle to each side of the Irish Chain unit; press seams away from the triangles.

7. Prepare tulip motif pieces for appliqué referring to Interfaced Appliqué in the General Instructions.

8. Round corners on pieced square referring to the General Instructions.

9. Appliqué tulip motifs in place referring to Interfaced Appliqué in the General Instructions.

10. Prepare for quilting and quilt referring to the General Instructions using blue quilting thread.

11. Bind edges, making a hanging loop, referring to the General Instructions.

CHAPTER 6

June Citrus Oven Mitt

Prepare your summer picnic dinners using this pretty citrus-design oven mitt.

Project Specifications

Oven Mitt Size: 8" × 11 1/2"

Fabric

• Scraps light and dark orange, yellow and dark green prints
• 1/3 yard each white solid and light green print
• 2 rectangles cotton batting 10" × 13"
• 1 1/2 yards self-made or purchased light green bias binding

Tools & Supplies

• White all-purpose thread
• Green, orange and yellow machine-embroidery thread
• Green quilting thread
• Clear nylon monofilament
• 1/8 yard fusible transfer web
• 1/8 yard fabric stabilizer
• Basic sewing tools and supplies

Instructions

1. Prepare templates for citrus shapes using pattern pieces given. Prepare pieces for appliqué referring to the Fusible Appliqué instructions in the General Instructions and patterns for number to cut.

2. Prepare template for mitt shape using pattern given on pages 10 and 11. Cut three white solid and two batting; reverse and cut one light green print.

3. Arrange appliqué shapes on one white solid mitt shape using layout of design given as a guide for positioning; fuse shapes in place.

4. Machine-appliqué shapes in place using machine-embroidery thread to match fabrics and referring to the General Instructions.

5. Draw diagonal lines 1 1/2" apart on one white solid mitt shape in both directions to make a grid as shown in Figure 1; sandwich a batting piece between the marked white solid and the light green print mitt shapes and pin layers together to hold.

6. Using white all-purpose thread, machine-stitch on marked lines.

7. Sandwich the remaining batting piece between the appliquéd mitt top and another white solid shape; pin to hold. Quilt referring to the General Instructions using green quilting thread for hand quilting.

8. Bind top edge of each layered mitt shape.

9. Place the two quilted mitt shapes with wrong sides together; baste around outside edges.

10. Bind outside edges, making a loop on one corner, referring to the General Instructions to finish.

CHAPTER 7

July Stars & Stripes Oven Mitt

Patriotic red, white and blue make this oven mitt a July 4th hit.

Project Specifications

Pot Holder Size: 8" × 11 1/2"

Fabric

• 1 strip gold solid 1 1/4" × 12"
• 6 1/2" × 8 1/2" rectangle navy print
• 1/3 yard each red and white solids
• 2 rectangles cotton batting 10" × 13"
• 1/2 yard self-made or purchased navy bias binding

Tools & Supplies

• White and navy all-purpose thread
• White machine-embroidery thread
• White quilting thread
• Clear nylon monofilament
• 5" × 5" square fusible transfer web
• 5" × 5" square fabric stabilizer
• Basic sewing tools and supplies

Instructions

1. Prepare template for star shape using pattern piece given. Prepare piece for appliqué referring to the Fusible Appliqué instructions in the General Instructions.

2. Prepare template for mitt cuff shape using pattern given.

3. Fuse star shape to the mitt cuff shape referring to pattern for placement. Machine-appliqué star in place using white machine-embroidery thread and referring to the General Instructions.

4. Sew the gold solid strip to one angled side of the mitt cuff shape; press seams toward gold strip. Trim ends even with mitt cuff as shown in Figure 1. Sew the remainder of the strip to the opposite angled side; press and trim as before. Press raw edge under on gold strip 1/4".

5. Cut two strips each red and white solids 1 1/4" by fabric width. Sew a white strip to a red strip with right sides together along length; press seams toward red strip. Repeat for two strip sets. Cut into seven 9" segments; join the segments to create a red-and-white-stripe section as shown in Figure 2.

6. Pin the mitt cuff to one shorter side of the striped section as shown in Figure 3. Using mitt pattern given on pages 10 and 11, adjust mitt cuff on stripe section and cut mitt shape.

7. Topstitch gold strip to stripe section as shown in Figure 4. Using this completed mitt as a pattern, cut two white solid, one red solid and two batting pieces.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents,
Pattern Services and Revisions,
General Instructions,
January Snow Bear Pot Holder,
February Hearts Oven Mitt,
Templates,
March Lucky Shamrock Pot Holder,
April Bunny Pot Holder,
May Spring Tulips Pot Holder,
June Citrus Oven Mitt,
July Stars & Stripes Oven Mitt,
August Harvest Pot Holder,
September Log Cabin Apple Pot Holder,
October Pumpkin Pot Holder,
November Pilgrim Pot Holder,
December Santa Pot Holder,

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