Crazy Quilt Pot Holders
Free quilted pot holder patterns get a Victorian twist with a crazy quilt spiral of fabric scraps and signature crazy quilt embroidery. Make these Crazy Quilt Pot Holders with any combination of fabric scraps for a colorful finished project. Be sure to use insulated batting so these hot pads are safe for cooking!
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteIn an evening
- scraps of fabric
- small amount of backing fabric
- Insul-Bright insulating material
- about a yard of double-fold extra wide bias tape for each potholder
- embroidery floss
- Decide how big you want your potholders to be. I wanted a round shape on the smaller side and used a salad plate for a template. Measure the dimensions of your template and cut 4 pieces of backing fabric.
- Cut your first shape and place it in the center of your block. I used a square, but any shape will do.
- Sew around the edges, very close to the edge.
- You're going to want to cover all the edges of your first piece. I laid this long blue piece on top of the first square (right sides together), sewed it on about 1/4 inch in from the edge, folded it up to hide the seam, and ironed it flat.
- Repeat with the next side.
- And the third side.
- And finally, the last side. I forgot to take a picture of this piece folded back and ironed, but by now you probably get the idea!
- Add additional pieces to cover up all of the background fabric and to add new interesting shapes.
- Trace around your template.
- Cut out your shape.
- Use 6 strands of embroidery floss to cover the seams. There are lots of good sites on the Internet that have good instructions on many embroidery stitches.
- Place the embroidered circle on one of the pieces of Insul-Bright and place this on top of a backing piece.
- Pin and cut out.
- Pin on bias tape, right sides together, and connect the ends. Sew the bias tape onto the pot holder.
- Turn bias tape to the back, pin, and hand sew in place.
- Tada! New potholders!