Home Is Where the Camper Is
Every camper needs at least one of these great themed pot holders.
Make a pot holder for a camper.
• Scraps aqua dot and check, coral print, pink tonal, light and medium tan solids, medium gray solid and dark gray tonal • 3/ 8 yard light tan tonal • 7/ 8 yard tan dot • 101/2" x 301/2" rectangle needle-punched insulated batting • 101/2" x 301/2" rectangle cotton batting • 2 (81/2") squares cotton batting • Thread • Template material • Dark gray buttons: 2( 15/ 16" diameter) 2( 7/ 16" diameter) 2( 11/ 16" diameter) • 1/2 yard 18"-wide fusible web • Basic sewing tools and supplies
Prepare pieces for fusible appliqué using the full-size motif given and referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué on page 14. From light tan tonal: • Cut 1 (81/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 4 (81/2") A squares. From tan dot: • Cut 1 (81/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 1 (81/2" x 281/2") B strip. • Cut 1 (101/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 1 (101/2" x 301/2") backing rectangle and 2 (21/4" x 81/2") pocket binding strips. • Cut 3 (21/2" by fabric width) binding strips.
COMPLETING THE CAMPER BLOCKS
1. Complete two Camper blocks using prepared pieces and two A squares referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué on page 14. Note: The camper motif sets on top of the axle and does not overlap. The top half of the camper overlaps the bottom half as marked on pattern. 2. Baste one 8½" batting square to the wrong side of each Camper block. 3. Using a machine blanket stitch, stitch edges of each fused shape using matching thread.
COMPLETING THE POT HOLDER
1. Pin the remaining two A squares to the back of each Camper block with wrong sides together. 2. Quilt around the appliquéd shapes by hand or machine. 3. Using dark gray thread, quilt a line from the camper to the flag, stitching twice to make a bolder line. Doublestitch a short line above and below the axle for the hitch. 4. Sew a 7⁄16" button to each door for a doorknob. 5. Sew a 15⁄16" button to the center of each tire. 6. Sew an 11⁄16" button to the top of each quilted hitch line.
I make a lot of pot holders, and I love them because they are such a fun way to insert a little personality into the home—plus, everyone needs them!” —Chris Malone
7. Fold each pocket binding strip in half with wrong sides together along length to make a double layer. Stitch a folded strip to the top edge of each quilted camper block as shown in Figure 1; press.
8. Fold the stitched strip up and over to the back side to enclose the seam; press and hand-stitch to hold in place as shown in Figure 2.
9. Place the backing rectangle right side down and place the insulated batting rectangle on top; place the cotton batting rectangle on top.
10. Center and pin or baste the B strip right side up on the layered rectangle as shown in Figure 3.
11. Quilt a 2" grid over the B piece as shown in Figure 4. Remove pins or basting.
12. Trim all edges even with the B strip. 13. Place a quilted Camper block on each end of the quilted B strip with bound edge toward the inside to form pockets as shown in Figure 5; baste outer edges in place to secure.
14. Prepare binding and bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. QW
Camper 8" x 8" Finished Block Make 2
Home Is Where the Camper Is Placement Diagram 28" x 8"