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Pot Holders, Pinchers & More: 20 Colorful Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen

by Chris Malone
     
 

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Too cute to hide under a hot pot, the unique and fun pot holder sets featured in this book can be made with small pieces of fabric. Great as gifts or to keep at home, each project can be customized using a variety of patterns and a personal color palette. The designs include a double-handed hot dog mitt for that next barbeque, a bright and cheery “Fresh and

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Too cute to hide under a hot pot, the unique and fun pot holder sets featured in this book can be made with small pieces of fabric. Great as gifts or to keep at home, each project can be customized using a variety of patterns and a personal color palette. The designs include a double-handed hot dog mitt for that next barbeque, a bright and cheery “Fresh and Fruity” set to accent a summer table, “Winter Holidaze” to make a cozy party more festive, and a modern theme called “Black, White, and Red All Over.” Sure to delight both the beginner and experienced sewer, this project book contains full-color photos, complete instructions, patterns, and templates that allow for quick-and-easy creation of unique and amazing pot holders, double-handed mitts, and pinchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592173723
Publisher:
Annie's
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
556,720
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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Pot Holders, Pinchers & More

20 Colorful Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen


By Chris Malone

Annie's

Copyright © 2014 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59217-412-6



CHAPTER 1

Set 1: Two Hands, One Mitt

These adorable mitts have a pocket at each end to grab hot casseroles or baking pans out of the oven. Make them in a length that works best for you.


Double Blooms

Finished Size

8 x 22 inches


Materials

• ¼ yard light gold tonal

• 1 fat quarter (or ¼ yard) dark red tonal

• ¼ yard each gold dot and black dot

• ½ yard cotton batting

• 8 x 22-inch needle-punched insulating batting

• 1 (5/8-inch) dark red button

• Fabric glue stick (optional)

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Cutting

From the light gold tonal:

• Cut two 8 x 22-inch rectangles.


From the dark red tonal:

• Cut four 8 x 7-inch rectangles.


From the black dot:

• Cut 1¼-inch bias strips to total 58 inches of bias binding. Note: Refer to Binding in General Instructions for specific cutting instructions.

• Cut one 1¼ x 6½-inch bias or straight grain strip.


From the cotton batting:

• Cut two 8 x 7-inch rectangles.

• Cut one 8 x 22-inch rectangle. (Save batting scraps.)


From needle-punched insulating batting:

• Cut one 8 x 22-inch rectangle.


Assembly

Stitch right sides together using a ¼-inch seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

When layering your pot holder, be sure to have the shiny side of the insulating batting facing the heat source.

1. Layer two dark red rectangles, right sides together, with one 8 x 7-inch cotton batting rectangle. Pin and stitch along one 8-inch side (Figure 1); trim batting close to seam.

2. Flip one fabric side right side up with batting layer between fabric layers. Press and topstitch ¼ inch from the seam, as shown in Figure 1, to complete a pocket.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with remaining 8 x 7-inch dark red tonal and cotton batting rectangles to complete a second pocket.

4. Use the Double Blooms Pocket pattern template on page 7 to trim the corners of each pocket, again referring to Figure 1. Baste pocket edges together.

5. Fold the gold dot fabric in half right sides together and trace 12 flower petals on one side, leaving a ½-inch margin between the shapes and using the Double Blooms Petal template on page 7.

6. Pin gold dot fabric to remaining cotton batting with traced side up and sew around each petal on traced lines, leaving petal bottom open (Figure 2).

7. Cut out each petal 1/8 inch from the seam (Figure 3); trim batting close to seam and clip curves. Turn right side out through petal bottom and press.

8. Referring to Figure 3 and using petal template, transfer and stitch three lines in petal center.

9. Fold a black dot scrap in half right sides together. Using the Double Blooms Center template on page 7, trace the center twice on one side of the folded fabric, leaving a ½-inch margin between shapes. Pin to batting scrap with traced side up. Sew around each flower center on traced lines.

10. Cut out each flower center 1/8 inch from the seam; trim the batting close to the seam and clip curves.

11. Carefully cut a slash through the top layer of fabric only on each flower center. Turn right side out through the cut and whipstitch the cut edges closed; press.

12. Place one flower center, right side up, on a red pocket, overlapping the pocket finished edge about 5/8 inch.

13. Arrange six petals evenly on the pocket around the center, tucking raw edges under the center ¼ inch as shown in Figure 4. Pin, hand- or glue-baste to secure to pocket.

14. Topstitch 1/8 to ¼ inch from flower center edge, catching petals in the stitching and again referring to Figure 4.

15. Repeat steps 12–14 with remaining petals, second flower center and pocket to make a second pocket.

16. Layer one gold tonal rectangle, right side down; needle-punched insulating batting, shiny side down; cotton batting and remaining gold tonal rectangle, right side up. Pin or baste around the edges.

17. Stitch a 1½-inch diagonal grid through all layers as shown in Figure 5.

18. Position one pocket on each end of the stitched gold tonal rectangle, matching raw edges; pin or baste together. Trim the corners of the rectangle to match the pockets (Figure 6).

19. Refer to the General Instructions to bind the raw edges using the black dot bias strips and to make and attach a hanging loop using the 1 ¼ x 6 ½-inch strip and the 5/8-inch button.


Hot! Dog


Finished Size

8 x 27 inches


Materials

• 1 fat quarter (or ¼ yard) each gold and golden brown tonal

• 1 fat quarter dark brown dot

• ½ yard red tonal

• ½ yard cotton batting

• 8 x 27 inches needle-punched insulating batting

• 2 (¼-inch) black buttons

• 12 (½-inch) tan buttons

• 1 (5/8-inch) brown button

• 1/8 yard paper-backed fusible web

• Fabric glue stick (optional)

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Cutting

From gold tonal:

• Cut four 8 x 7-inch rectangles.


From dark brown dot:

• Cut three 1¼ x 30-inch bias strips to make at least 80 inches of binding. Note: Refer to Binding in General Instructions for specific cutting instructions.

• Cut one 1¼ x 6½-inch bias or straight grain strip.


From red tonal:

• Cut two 8 x 27-inch rectangles.


From cotton batting:

• Cut two 8 x 7-inch rectangles.

• Cut one 8 x 27-inch rectangle. (Save batting scraps.)


From needle-punched insulating batting:

• Cut one 8 x 27-inch rectangle.


Assembly

Stitch right sides together using a ¼-inch seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

When layering your pot holder, be sure to have the shiny side of the insulating batting facing the heat source.

1. Trace one each Hot! Dog Tail and Ear template onto the wrong side of the golden brown tonal, leaving a ½-inch margin between shapes. Fold fabric in half right sides together with traced shapes on top, and pin to a scrap of batting (Figure 1).

2. Sew around shapes on traced lines, leaving base of tail open. Cut out shapes 1/8 inch from seam. Trim batting close to seam and clip curves. Turn tail right side out through opening and press. Set ear aside.

3. Trace Hot! Dog Front and Back onto the paper side of the fusible web, leaving a ½-inch margin between shapes. Cut apart, leaving ¼-inch margin around shapes.

4. Follow the manufacturer's directions to apply the fusible web backed shapes to the wrong side of remaining golden brown fabric. Cut out each shape on traced lines.

5. Remove paper backing. Position the straight edge of the Hot! Dog Front centered on an 8-inch side of an 8 x 7-inch gold rectangle as shown in Figure 2; pin in place. Repeat with the Hot! Dog Back, again referring to Figure 2.

6. Fabric glue or pin the tail ¼ inch under the Hot! Dog Back where indicated on the template. Follow manufacturer's directions to fuse Hot! Dog Front and Back to the gold rectangles.

7. Use sewing machine to satin or blanket stitch around dog body edges with matching thread. Do not stitch around tail.

8. Carefully cut a slash through the top layer only of the Hot! Dog Ear (Figure 3). Turn right side out through the cut and whipstitch cut edges closed. Press.

9. Refer to Hot! Dog Front template for ear placement on dog head. Hand-stitch the top of the ear in place, leaving the lower half of the ear loose as seen in Figure 4.

10. Layer appliquéd Hot! Dog Front gold tonal rectangle, right side up; one gold tonal rectangle; wrong side up, and an 8 x 7-inch cotton batting piece and pin together along the 8-inch appliquéd side. Stitch along the 8-inch side, catching the appliqué in the seam; trim batting close to seam.

11. Flip a fabric side over so the batting is between the fabric layers. Press and topstitch ¼ inch from the seam on each side of the dog appliqué (Figure 5).

12. Repeat steps 10 and 11 with appliquéd Hot! Dog Back gold tonal rectangle and remaining gold tonal and batting 8 x 7-inch rectangles to make two hand pockets.

13. Stitch around the appliqués, sewing through all layers. Sew two ¼-inch black buttons to the face for a nose and eye referring to the body templates for placement.

14. Refer to photo and Figure 5 to sew six ½ - inch tan buttons in a random pattern on each pocket, sewing through all layers.

15. Follow pattern instructions and use the Double Blooms Pocket template on page 7 to trim the corners of each pocket, again referring to Figure 5.

16. Pin the pockets to each end of the right side of a red rectangle and mark the location of the dog body on the red rectangle. Remove the pockets and draw horizontal stitching lines to create the dog body.

17. Layer unmarked red rectangle right side down; needle-punched insulating batting, shiny side down; cotton batting and the marked red rectangle, right side up. Pin or baste to hold.

18. Stitch along the marked horizontal lines. Then stitch vertical lines from the horizontal lines to the long edges as shown in Figure 6.

19. Position and pin one pocket at each end of the red stitched rectangle and pin or baste raw edges to hold. Trim the corners of the stitched red rectangle to match the pockets (Figure 7).

20. Refer to the General Instructions to bind the raw edges using the dark brown dot bias strips and to make and attach a hanging loop using the 1 ¼ x 6 ½-inch strip and 5/8-inch button.

CHAPTER 2

Set 2: Sweet Smells of Summer

Whether it's the scent of flowers or a hot fruit pie just out of the oven, this set of pot holders will remind you of summer all year long.


Flower Power

Finished Size

8½-inch diameter


Materials

• 1 fat quarter (or ¼ yard) each medium and dark green print

• 1 fat quarter (or 1/8 yard) red print

• 1 fat quarter (or 1/8 yard) gold/red print

• ¼ yard cotton batting

• 9-inch square needle-punched insulating batting

• 1-inch red button

• 1-inch plastic ring

• Fabric glue stick

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Cutting

From medium green print:

• Cut two 8½-inch diameter circles.


From the dark green print:

• Cut 1¼ x 30-inch bias binding strip.

Note: Refer to Binding in General Instructions for specific cutting instructions.


From cotton and needle-punched insulating batting:

• Cut one 8½-inch diameter circle each, saving cotton batting scraps.


Assembly

Stitch right sides together using a ¼-inch seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

When layering your pot holder, be sure to have the shiny side of the insulating batting facing the heat source.

1. Fold the red print in half right sides together. Using the Flower Power Petal template on page 11, trace a total of 12 petal shapes onto the folded fabric, leaving a ½-inch margin between the shapes (Figure 1).

2. Layer cotton batting scrap and folded red print, traced side up; pin together.

3. Sew around each petal on traced lines, leaving open at the bottom of each petal. Cut out each leaf 1/8 inch from the seam; trim batting close to seam and clip curves (Figure 2). Turn right side out and press.

4. Referring to Flower Power Petal template and Figure 3, stitch three lines in center of petal.

5. Fold the gold/red print in half right sides together and trace the Flower Power Center template on one wrong side. Layer folded gold/red print, traced side up, onto a cotton batting scrap. Sew around the traced line (Figure 4).

6. Cut out flower center 1/8 inch from seam; trim batting close to seam and clip curves (Figure 5).

7. Carefully cut a slash through the top layer of fabric only. Turn right side out through the cut and whipstitch cut edges closed. Press.

8. Center and pin the flower center on a medium green print circle, right sides up. Insert the 12 petals evenly around and ¼ inch under the flower center (Figure 6). Note: Use a fabric glue stick on the wrong side of the open end of the petals to hold in place or pin baste.

9. Topstitch close to the edge around the flower center, being sure to catch the ends of the petals.

10. Layer a medium green circle, right side down; needle-punched insulating batting, shiny side down; cotton batting and the appliquéd medium green circle, right side up, and baste edges together.

11. Refer to the General Instructions to bind the raw edges and attach a plastic ring for hanging.

12. Sew the red button to the flower center, sewing through all the layers.


Sunny Sunflower


Finished Size

8½-inch diameter


Materials

• Scraps gold, light orange, medium orange and dark brown tonals

• 1 fat quarter (or ¼ yard) each medium and dark green

• 12-inch square cotton batting

• 9-inch square needle-punched insulating batting

• 7 (¼-inch diameter) gold buttons

• Gold pearl cotton thread, size eight (optional)

• 1 inch plastic ring

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Cutting

From the medium green print:

• Cut two 8½-inch diameter circles.


From the dark green print:

• Cut 1¼ x 30-inch bias binding strip. Note: Refer to Binding in General Instructions for specific cutting instructions.


From scraps gold, light orange and medium orange tonals:

• Cut four petal shapes each using Sunny Sunflower Petal template on page 13.


From cotton and needle-punched insulating batting:

• Cut one 8½-inch diameter circle each.


Assembly

Stitch right sides together using a ¼-inch seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

When layering your pot holder, be sure to have the shiny side of the insulating batting facing the heat source.

1. Fold a sunflower petal in half lengthwise right sides together. Stitch the wider end together (Figure 1).

2. Unfold the petal, forming a folded point at the seamed end (Figure 2). Finger-press the seam allowance open and turn right side out. Center the seam and press flat, again referring to Figure 2. Repeat to make a total of 12 sunflower petals.

3. Arrange the petals in a circle, alternating colors, with narrow ends toward the center (Figure 3).

4. Stitch two adjacent petals right sides together, stitching from wide to narrow ends and leaving points free as seen in Figure 4. Press seam open. Repeat sewing petals together to make a circle.

5. Center and pin the sunflower petal circle on one medium green circle. Appliqué the outside pointed edges to the medium green circle.

6. If desired, hand-quilt long stitches inside each petal ¼ inch from seams using gold pearl cotton thread.

7. Fold the dark brown tonal scrap in half right sides together and trace the Sunny Sunflower Center template onto one side. Pin to a scrap of cotton batting with traced side up (Figure 5).

8. Sew around sunflower center on traced line. Cut out center 1/8 inch from the seam; trim batting close to seam and clip curves.

9. Carefully cut a slash through the top layer of fabric only (Figure 6). Turn right side out through the cut and whipstitch cut edges; press.

10. Randomly position and sew seven gold buttons to the front of the sunflower center.

11. Position and hand-stitch the sunflower center over the center raw edges of the petals.

12. Layer the remaining medium green circle, right side down; needle-punched insulating batting, shiny side down, cotton batting and appliquéd front, right side up. Baste edges together.

13. Quilt by stitching around the outer edges of the sunflower through all layers (Figure 7).

14. Refer to the General Instructions to bind the raw edges and attach a plastic ring for hanging.


Pie in the Oven


Finished Size

8½-inch diameter


Materials

• 1 fat quarter (or ¼ yard) cherry (or other fruit) print

• ¼ yard light gold tonal

• 9-inch square cotton batting

• 9-inch square needle-punched insulating batting

• 1 2/3 yards tan or gold jumbo rickrack (optional)

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


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Meet the Author

Chris Malone has had hundreds of designs published in industry magazines and is the author of Sew Easy as Pie and Sew It in Minutes. She lives in North Bend, Oregon.

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